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The 10 Metro Atlanta school systems with the highest graduation rates

by Peter Thomas Ricci

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The Forsyth County school system boasts the highest graduation rate in the Metro Atlanta area, according to numbers from the Georgia Department of Education.

Running through 2015, the GDE found that the four-year cohort graduation rate in Forsyth was 94 percent, with 2,570 of the system’s 2,733 students graduating. Also above the 90 percentile were Fayette, Lamar and Heard Counties.

Our chart below breaks down the top 10 school systems in Metro Atlanta by graduation rate, along with the class sizes and graduation numbers.

SYSTEM NAME GRADUATION CLASS SIZE TOTAL GRADUATED GRADUATION RATE
Forsyth County 2,733 2,570 94.0
Fayette County 1,738 1,599 92.0
Lamar County 171 156 91.2
Heard County 132 120 90.9
Dawson County 277 247 89.2
Douglas County 1,956 1,725 88.2
Coweta County 1,632 1,409 86.3
Cherokee County 2,783 2,390 85.9
Butts County 252 216 85.7
Fulton County 7,107 6,061 85.3

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