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Big news for Lamar schools

The Lamar County school system has greatly improved its four-year graduation rate, according to data released Thursday by the Georgia Dept. of Education. Lamar ranked 14th in the state out of 185 school systems. Lamar’s 2011 four-year graduation rate was 67.15% which was below the state average of 67.4%. The 2014 rate is 89.2%, an improvement of just over 22%. ”Congratulations to the administrators, faculty and staff of Lamar County High School and to everyone in the system who contributed to their accomplishments. Commendations on a job well done,” noted school superintendent Dr. Jute Wilson. Lamar’s rate was higher than all school systems in the area. Monroe County is 45th; Pike is 52nd; Butts County is 70th; Thomaston-Upson is 140th and Spalding County is 153rd. The top 15 systems and their graduation rate are: 1. Trion City 98% 2. Glascock Co. 95.7% 3. Bremen City 94.7% 4. White Co. 93.5% 5. Chickamauga City 93.5% 6. Calhoun City 92.6% 7. Fannin Co. 92.3% 8. Oconee Co. 91.9% 9. Commerce City 91.8% 10. Hancock Co. 91.1% 11. Union Co. 90.7% 12. Forsyth Co. 90.3% 13 Fayette Co. 89.5% 14 Lamar Co. 89.2% 15 Decatur City 89.2% The bottom five systems are from the bottom up are Twiggs Co., Talbot Co., Montgomery Co., Dublin City and Crawford Co.

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