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Oconee County Schools’ graduation rate at 97.9%

Thursday, October 6, 2022

 

Writer/Contact: Dallas LeDuff, 706.769.5130, ext. 1208; dleduff@oconeeschools.org

 

Oconee County Schools’ graduation rate at 97.9%

Highest rate in the state among systems with 300+ graduates

 

(Watkinsville, Ga.) – Oconee County Schools’ four-year graduation rate for 2022 is 97.9%, as announced today by the Georgia Department of Education. OCS has the highest graduation rate in the state for systems having more than 300 graduates, as well as the #1 rate in Northeast Georgia.

 

“To the Class of 2022, their parents, K-12 teachers, and our support staff and leaders – congratulations on this outstanding achievement of a 97.9% graduation rate,” said Superintendent Jason L. Branch. “This graduation rate is a reflection of the hard work, perseverance, and dedication of our entire school community, and the world-class students and teachers that make up this system.”

 

The four-year cohort data since the inception of the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) is below:

 

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Oconee County Schools

91.9%

 

93.6%

95.6%

96.0%

94.4%

97.7%

97.5%

98.3%

97.9%

North Oconee High School

92.5%

 

93.0%

95.1%

96.0%

97.0%

97.4%

98.2%

98.9%

98.3%

Oconee County High School

91.8%

 

94.4%

95.7%

96.0%

91.9%

98.0%

96.7%

97.5%

97.4%

State of Georgia

72.6%

79.0%

79.4%

80.6%

81.6%

82.0%

83.8%

83.7%

84.1%

 

Four-year cohort graduation rate by subgroup is below as well:

 

Subgroup

2022

Asian/Pacific Islander

100.0%

Black

100.0%

Hispanic

95.8%

Multi-Racial

100.0%

White

97.7%

Economically Disadvantaged

68.0%

English Learners

100.0%

Students With Disabilities

94.6%

 

Georgia Department of Education Disclaimer on the Use of Economically Disadvantaged Subgroup Data:

During the 2020-2021 school year, the United States Department of Agriculture provided School Food Authorities operating the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs waiver flexibilities to offer school meals to all students at no cost. As a result, the response rate for Free and Reduced Meal Applications may show a decrease in submissions that resulted in a lower rate of economically-identified students where school meal applications are utilized for this purpose. Thus, the Economically Disadvantaged subgroup may not be comparable to previous years.

 

Oconee County Schools' vision includes ensuring all students receive a rigorous, balanced education that will enable them to compete in and contribute to a global society. The district is ranked as the top county school system in Georgia by Niche and SchoolDigger. Both high schools in the district are ranked in the top 5% nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. For more information about OCS, please visit www.oconeeschools.org.