Camden Grad Rate Soars Above State Average

Camden Grad Rate Soars Above State Average
The Georgia Department of Education recently released public high school graduation rate data revealing that Camden County High School continues to make steady increases in the four-year cohort graduation rate. This is the seventh year Georgia has calculated the graduation rate using an adjusted cohort rate formula. In FY17, Camden County’s graduation rate rose to 91.9 percent. 

The FY17 graduation rate marks an almost two- point increase over the FY16 graduation rate of 90.1 percent and nearly a 17 point increase over five years from the FY12 rate of 75.19 percent. While the average graduation rate increased for the entire state, Camden County maintained a rate that is 11.3 percentage points higher than the state average of 80.6 percent. This newly released data ranks the graduation rate for Camden County Schools as 4th in the state for a senior class larger than 500 students and 32nd among all 182 public school systems. 

In response to this continuing positive trend, Dr. John Tucker, Principal of Camden County High School, commented; “We are proud to see our graduation rate continue to increase and will continue to implement programs to give our students every opportunity to succeed.” Dr. Pennie Davis, Director of Secondary Education, attributes the increased rate and notable success to “many years of tireless effort and commitment by the administration, faculty, and staff of Camden County Schools who work hard to ensure students can reach their maximum potential.” Information regarding current graduation rates as well as many other resources can be accessed by visiting the Camden County Schools website at www.camden.k12.ga.us and following links to the Georgia Department of Education.