GCSS Surpasses State, National Graduation Rates

In the latest analysis report released by the Georgia Department of Education, Glynn County Schools is once again recognized as a state leader in graduation rates. With an overall graduation rate of 95.2 percent – up from 93.9 percent in 2021 – Glynn County Schools has surpassed the state average and is now among 41 districts in Georgia that recorded graduation rates at or above 95%.

Glynn County Schools Assistant Superintendent Tracolya Green attributes these positive results to "our students and their families' resilience as well as the commitment of school staff who monitored and supported them throughout the school year and the pandemic. Our leaders maintained high expectations for every student and provided resources for those who were at risk of graduating on time."

This year, students at Brunswick High recorded a 94.5 percent graduation rate this year, up from 93.1 percent in 2021. Glynn Academy students saw a 95.8 percent graduation rate in 2022 compared to 94.4 percent last school year.

Scott Spence, superintendent of Glynn County Schools, said the rate increase in Glynn County, when compared with the decrease seen in surrounding counties, speaks to the work done daily by teachers and administrators.

“With all of the problems that we have faced the past few years, our teachers and instructional staff continued to work with students creating a positive learning environment in each school building,” he said. “We did not give in, we did not close schools for extended periods of time. We stood strong and we weathered the storm.”

According to the Georgia DOE’s report, high school graduation rates rose to 84.1 percent in 2022– an all-time high since the state began using the adjusted cohort calculation now required by federal law, and up from 83.7% in 2021.

Georgia’s graduation rate has increased by 14.4 percentage points since 2012.

“Teachers and students who persevered through the challenges of the last several years deserve credit for Georgia’s graduation rate increasing and other recent positive indicators, like Georgia students beating the SAT national average once again,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. 

“I commend Georgia’s educators and the class of 2022, and am confident we will continue to see improvements as we expand opportunities for students and invest in the academic recovery of our state.”


About Georgia Graduation Rates

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.  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.

Georgia Graduation Rates – 2012 to 2022

2022 – 84.1% 

2021 – 83.7% 

2020 – 83.8%

2019 – 82.0%

2018 – 81.6%

2017 – 80.6%

2016 – 79.4%

2015 – 79.0%

2014 – 72.6%

2013 – 71.8%

2012 – 69.7%