2019 Graduation Rate

NCSS 2019 Graduation Rate Tops Georgia
Posted on 09/18/2019
Graduation Caps tossed in airAccording to data released by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), Newton County School System’s (NCSS) four-year, all-time high, cohort graduation rate maintained at 87 percent in 2019. The district’s graduation rate is approximately five points higher than the state’s 82 percent graduation rate.

The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate defines the cohort based on when a student first becomes a freshman. The rate is calculated using the number of students who graduate within four years and includes adjustments for student transfers.

Graduation rates for the schools, district, and state, are listed below:

2019 School, District, & State Graduation Rates; This is Alt Text
 SCHOOL/GROUP   2014 RATE    2015 RATE    2016 RATE    2017 RATE    2018 RATE    2019 RATE 
 Alcovy High   75%    82%    80%    82%    84%    85% 
 Eastside High   86%    86%    91%    90%    91%    87% 
 Newton High   80%    82%    83%    82%    87%    88% 
 NCSS   77%    81%    83%    83%    87%    87% 
 Georgia   73%    79%    79%    81%    82%    82% 

Both Alcovy High School and Newton High School increased their graduation rates by one percentage point in 2019; Eastside saw a slight dip from 91 percent to 87 percent this year.

“I am proud of the hard work and effort of our students, teachers, leaders, and staff,” said Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent of Newton County School System. “Last school year, 1,369 students, earning approximately $50 million dollars in athletic, academic, and fine arts scholarships, graduated from our high schools; I truly commend and congratulate the graduates and the network of people who played a role in their success. With the continued support of our families, and the laser-like focus of our school teams, I anticipate that our graduation rates will continue to improve.”