DeKalb County schools increase four-year graduation rate

Cheryl Watson-Harris
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The DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2020 is 75.97, based on data released from the Georgia Department of Education. The 2020 graduation rate is a 2.56 percent increase over the 2019 rate of 73.41.

Sixteen of 24 DeKalb high schools (67%) demonstrated a four-year graduation rate increase.

The following six schools increased their rate by more than 5%, with the most notable improvement of double-digit gains occurres at Columbia High School and Stone Mountain High School. Both schools have met exit criteria and are removed from the state identified CSI Graduation Rate improvement list.

The following six schools increased their rate by more than 5%:

Columbia High School (+11.22)

  • Stone Mountain High School (+10.90)
  • Redan High School (+9.39)
  • Cedar Grove High School (+9.04)
  • Lithonia High School (+7.14)
· Stephenson High School (+5.52)

“We want to commend the school administration and faculty as we recognize that this type of outstanding growth takes hard work and dedication,” said Superintendent Cheryl Watson- Harris. “We congratulate these schools and their communities for this outstanding accomplishment.”


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