Although the state released school system results on the High School Graduation Test two weeks ago, it was only this week that individual school results were released.
Those results showed that although the percent of students who passed all four sections on the test at Jackson County Comprehensive High School dipped slightly, the school had a higher passing rate than its system sister school, East Jackson Comprehensive High School.
Some 78.4 percent of JCCHS 11th Graders passed all four parts of the grad test on the first try while only 70.4 percent at EJCHS passed. But EJCHS results were up from 2010 when the system was at 69.9 percent passing rate.
The largest difference between the two schools was in the passing rate for social studies where 24.8 percent of EJCHS students failed compared to JCCHS lower failure rate of 14.4 percent.
In overall county results, JCCHS students also bested Commerce High School students who had a 71 percent passing rate on all four sections, a drop at CHS from 77.3 percent in 2010.
Jefferson High School had the overall best results in Jackson County with a passing rate of 84.8 percent, which was a one percent drop from the year before.