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Cobb Graduation Rates Up Slightly for 2013

Four high schools -- Harison, Lassiter, Pope and Walton -- had graduation rates of 90 percent or better.

Students in the Cobb County School District graduated at a slightly higher rate in 2013 than the year before, according to figures released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education. 

The 76.5 percent graduation rate for Cobb is a half-percent higher than 2012 and five points above the average in the state of Georgia. 

Of the 8,920 students in the four-year Cobb class in 2013, 6,824 graduated from the district's 16 high schools, according to CCSD figures. 

The 2013 graduation rate for Marietta City Schools was 66.5 percent. Of the 471 seniors at Marietta High School -- the only high school in the district -- 313 graduated. 

Ten of the 16 Cobb high schools had improved graduation rates from 2012, and four schools -- Harrison, Lassiter, Pope and Walton -- had rates of 90 percent or higher. 

The Kennesaw Mountain High School graduation rate represents the highest jump for any school, to 86.6 percent from 79.7 percent last year. 

The largest drop came at Osborne, whose graduation rate was 48.4 percent -- the lowest in the county -- and down from 63.4 percent in 2012.

The following is a summary of graduation rates at each school in Cobb. The first figure is the 2013 graduation rate, and the 2012 number is in parenthesis. For more details, including metro Atlanta system comparisons, visit the CCSD website:

  • Allatoona -- 86.6 (87.9)
  • Campbell -- 66.3 (62.1)
  • Harrison -- 96.4 (90.4)
  • Hillgrove -- 86.4 (84.3)
  • Kell -- 80.6 (81.4)
  • Kennesaw Mountain -- 86.6 (79.7)
  • Lassiter -- 91.4 (90)
  • McEachern -- 76.6 (75)
  • North Cobb -- 81.5 (80)
  • Osborne -- 48.4 (63.4)
  • Pebblebrook -- 58.3 (54.9)
  • Pope -- 91.9 (94.3)
  • South Cobb -- 61 (62.9)
  • Sprayberry -- 82.4 (80.7)
  • Walton -- 90.8 (94.1)
  • Wheeler -- 71.2 (71)

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