Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

GCS Graduation Rate Increases to 86.8%

No School Report Card Ratings Released as State Transitions to New Accountability System

The graduation rate for GCS 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 2016 to 86.8 percent from 84.2 percent in 2015. Since 2012, the school district’s graduation rate has increased about 20 percent (14.4 percentage points).

State report cards for schools and school districts include student performance data for the 2015-16 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 2016 School and District Report Cards are posted on the SC Department of Education website.

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