Fayette County records stellar 2023 graduation rates


Georgia’s state-wide graduation rates are on the rise, and Fayette County schools are towards the top of the pack.

Fayette County, as a whole, posted a graduation rate of 92%.

All five county schools outpaced the state’s rate. Starr’s Mill led at 95.8%, followed by McIntosh at 95%, Whitewater at 91.7%, Fayette County High at 88.8%, and Sandy Creek at 87.3%.

Statewide, high school seniors recorded another historic graduation rate in 2023. The four-year graduation rate rose to 84.4% — an all-time high since the state began using the adjusted cohort calculation now required by federal law, and up from 84.1% in 2022. Georgia’s statewide graduation rate has increased by 14.7 percentage points since 2012.

“I’m incredibly proud of Georgia’s high-school seniors – and the teachers, leaders, and families who have supported them to produce these results,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “It’s important to remember that the positive news we’ve received lately – from this historic-high graduation rate to Georgia students beating the national average on the SAT – is more than just numbers. Every data point represents an actual student and new opportunities that have opened up for their future. I’m confident we’ll continue to see positive results as we invest in academic recovery and building a student-centered educational system.” — Article provided by the Fayette County School System.