clear
Saturday September 5th, 2015 10:22AM

Georgia high school graduation rate increases

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) Georgia education officials say the graduation rate for the state's public high schools increased nearly two percentage points over the previous year.

The Georgia Department of Education released the 2013 graduation figures Wednesday morning.

Education officials say the rate increased from 69.7 percent in 2012 to 71.5 percent in 2013.

The graduation rate for African-American students was 64.3 percent; and the rate for Hispanic students was 62.4 percent.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
New college, career academy planned in Forsyth County
Answering the call for more trained workers to fill Georgia jobs, a partnership of stakeholders are moving forward with plans for a new charter school in Forsyth County.
9:50AM ( 32 minutes ago )
Suwanee City Council to hold public hearing on proposed downtown development
A public hearing is set for Tuesday at Suwanee City Hall for residents to weigh in on a proposed $46.5 million downtown development.
8:33AM ( 1 hour ago )
Sentencing handed down for two former Hall Co. Sheriff Office employees
Federal Judge Richard Story handed out two similar sentences in U.S. District Court in Gainesville Friday afternoon but called each case unique to itself.
6:41PM ( 15 hours ago )
More attempted political comebacks set for Nov. 3; Clermont special election likely in March
As the books closed on qualifying for the Nov. 3 city elections Friday,the number of former office-holders seeking a political comeback in northeast Georgia increased.
6:36PM ( 15 hours ago )
Hall deputies arrest suspect in 2014 molestation case
Acting on a tip, Hall County Sheriff's Office warrants deputies arrested a man this week, suspected of child molestation in 2012.
1:17PM ( 21 hours ago )