NCSS Graduation Rate 2022

NCSS Graduation Rate Tops State Rate in 2022
Posted on 10/06/2022
2022 Graduation RateAccording to data released by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), Newton County School System’s (NCSS) four-year, cohort graduation rates continued to best the state rate in 2022. Both Alcovy and Newton High increased their graduations rates to 89% and 92% respectively last year and Eastside maintained its 91% 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. According to the GaDOE, the state calculates a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate as required by federal law. This rate is:

• The number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma, divided by
• The number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class

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

Graduation Rate Data
Alcovy High   84%   85%   89%   85%   89%
Eastside High   91%   87%   89%   91%   91%
Newton High   87%    88%   91%   91%   92%
NCSS   87%   87%   90%   89%   90%
State   82%   82%   84%   84%   84%

“Congratulations to each of our high school students, families, teachers, staff, and leaders,” said Samantha Fuhrey, Superintendent of Newton County Schools. “To say that I am proud of their efforts to ensure students graduate well-rounded and prepared for the future is an understatement! Our school system teachers and leaders work diligently to support students, early and often, on their journeys to reach this very important milestone. This year’s 4-year cohort graduation rate for the school system is the highest graduation rate we have ever experienced in a time when the state’s graduation rate has remained flat! It’s just incredible! The Class of 2022 set the bar high for all of the subsequent classes; not only did they reach the highest graduation rate yet, but they also earned more the $75 million dollars in academic, athletic and fine arts scholarships! I am so proud of them, and I am looking forward to watching future graduating classes inch closer to a 100% graduation rate!”

For more information on graduation rate, contact Dr. Allison Jordan, NCSS Director of Research, Evaluation, and Accountability at [email protected].