On-time high school
What does it measure?
This indicator measures the percentage of high school students in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System who graduate on-time.
Why is it important?
High school graduation is an important indicator of the success of an individual and society at large. It is a key factor influencing the long-term economic success of an individual. The on-time graduation rate provides a clear picture of the degree to which students progress through the high school public education system because it reflects the number of students who earn a diploma within four years of entering the ninth grade.
How are we doing?
The on-time graduation rate increased slightly from 77.5% in 2010 to 77.7% in 2011. This increase narrowed the gap between the state and county. The on-time graduation rate in Georgia increased gradually from 61.8% in 2002 to 80.9% in 2011, while the county‘s rate fluctuated between 54% in 2004 and 77.7% in 2011. Although the on-time graduation rate was lower in Chatham County public schools than the state average in recent years, the annual increases in Chatham County since 2002 are substantial.
ON-TIME HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE
Source: Kids Count, Georgia Dept. of Education, SCCPSS