Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
GCS Graduation Rate Continues to Increase
No School Report Card Ratings Released as State Transitions to New Accountability System
The graduation rate for Greenville County Schools students continues to increase based on state report card results released today by the State Department of Education.
The district’s four-year graduation rate increased in 2015 to 84.2 percent from 81.7 percent in 2014. Since 2012, the school district’s graduation rate has increased 16.3 percent (11.8 percentage points).
State report cards for schools and school districts include student performance data for the 2014-15 school year and other information. The report cards do not include absolute and improvement ratings as in previous years. Ratings are suspended for two years as the state transitions to a single system for both state and federal accountability.
The report cards include test scores that were previously released and graduation rates for high schools. A progress report summarizes how districts are helping students develop the world class knowledge, skills and characteristics outlined in the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.
The 2015 School and District Report Cards are posted on the SC Department of Education website at https://www.ed.sc.gov/data/report-cards/state-report-cards/2015/.