GCS Class of 2022 achieved a 96.1% graduation rate

CALHOUN, GA – Gordon County Schools (GCS) four-year graduation rate continues to soar with 96.1% of the Class of 2022 earning a diploma within four years of entering high school. GCS is also one of only forty-one school districts in the state of Georgia to achieve a graduation rate at or above 95%.

Sonoraville High School reported the top graduation rate for Gordon County Schools with a rate of 96.3% followed closely by Gordon Central High School with a rate of 95.7%.  

The GCS graduation rate exceeds the State of Georgia’s Class of 2022 average of 84.1% by 12 percentage points, according to a new report released today from the Georgia Department of Education. 

Required by federal law, Georgia calculates graduation rates based upon a four-year cohort method. Calculations are done by totaling the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who formed the adjusted cohort for the graduating class. 

Gordon County Schools graduation rate has increased over 14 percentage points in the decade since the state began using the cohort model.


About Gordon County Schools

Gordon County Schools system serves approximately 6,500 students in schools across the county including six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. The mission of the Gordon County School system is to build a collaborative culture that engages all students and staff in learning experiences leading to growth, empowerment, and transformation.

Contact at Gordon County Schools
Kendra Pannell
Communications Coordinator
Email: kpannell@gcbe.org 
Phone: (706) 629-7366 ext. 8151
Website: www.gcbe.org