For Immediate Release May 24, 2013
Cobb 2012 Graduation Rate Rises 2.6 Percent
Cobb County's class of 2012 improved the District's graduation rate by 2.6 percent - from 73.4 percent in 2011 to 76 percent in 2012. Cobb's 2012 graduation rate is 6.3 percent greater than the state rate of 69.7 and higher than the majority of metro Atlanta school systems (see the table below). The new rate of 76 percent exceeds the target of 75.5 percent identified in the District’s Strategic Plan (PDF).
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The U.S. Department of Education defines the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate as the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who entered high school four years earlier (including adjustments for student transfers). This uniform calculation method allows for accurate and comparable data across all 50 states, improving transparency and accountability. In the past, states measured graduation rate using inconsistent methods, resulting in incomparable sets of data.
Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa said, "Cobb's 2012 graduation rate is very strong in comparison to other metro Atlanta school districts. That's a positive reflection on our school staffs – the teachers, counselors and social workers – who are committed to working with our at-risk students every single day. We also have a community that values quality education, and that emphasis is carried down to the students."