Updated: Oct 18, 2022
The Baldwin County School District (BCSD) achieved a graduation rate of 88.5 percent and exceeded the overall state average of 84.1 percent by 4.4 percentage points according to the report released by the Georgia Department of Education. The BCSD graduation rate has increased from 66% in 2014 to 88.5% in 2022, which is an increase of 22.5 percentage points, keeping ahead of the overall state average and continuing the steady improvement in our graduation rate.
“I am thrilled and proud to see the investment we have made in the education of our students paying off,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price. “Our graduation rate continues to outpace the state and demonstrates further the hard work and perseverance of our teachers, students, administrators and staff as well as the support of our parents and the community.”
As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Baldwin County School District will continue to take a comprehensive approach to ensure students graduate from high school with options. The focus on content mastery, research-based teaching strategies, dual enrollment, monitoring failure rates, summer school, after school and Saturday school tutoring, positive behavioral support systems, flexible scheduling, and community partnerships have created learning opportunities that allow students to reach their goals and be successful in life.
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.