BCSD Announces 90.7% Graduation Rate for 2018-2019 School Year
The Baldwin County School District (BCSD) announced today a 90.7% 4-year graduation rate for the 2018-2019 school year and a 93.04% graduation rate for the five-year cohort.
“I am very proud to see that our graduation rate is outpacing the state considerably and holding near the record levels that we have been able to achieve over the past several years,” said BCSD Superintendent Dr. Noris Price. “Our teachers administrators, support staff, students, parents and community members have been working tirelessly over the past several years to see to it that every student gets the education they deserve and the success of our graduation rate shows their hard work is paying off.”
Most notably, BCSD has spent the past year and a half in partnership and collaboration with Ford Next Generation Learning, drafting a comprehensive strategic plan for the entire district. This plan includes innovative undertakings like creating a wall-to-wall college and career academy inside Baldwin High School. The intent behind such large-scale expansions of college and career academies focuses on teaching 21st Century skills that allow students to focus on their interests and the workforce needs in our community.
How Georgia calculates its graduation rate
Georgia 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
Adjusted Cohort Rate Definition: From the beginning of ninth grade, students who are entering that grade for the first time form a cohort that is subsequently adjusted by adding any students who transfer into the cohort during the next three years, and subtracting any students who transfer out.