City of Commerce 11th Graders had only a 71.1 percent passing rate on all four sections of the state graduation test this year, raking the school system 94th in the state.
City of Jefferson students had an 84.8 percent passing rate ranking it 23rd in the state while Jackson County School System students had a 74.2 percent passing rate putting that system at 74th in the state.
Oconee County was the strongest in the area with a 92.1 passing rate while Banks County had an 87.3 percent passing rate on all four sections of the test.
Clarke County was the area’s worst with a 57.9 percent overall passing rate.
Both Jefferson and Jackson County students’ weakest area was in social studies while Commerce students struggled with math the most.
Individual high school results haven’t been released yet by the state. The graduation test is currently being phased out by the state as more emphasis is being put on end of course tests.
For the full story, see the June 1 issue of The Jackson Herald.