Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and many students being forced to learn remotely, graduation rates held steady for Georgia students from 2020 to 2021. According to state education officials, the 2021 rate is 83.7, compared with 83.8 in 2020. This reflects a 14 percent increase since 2012 when Georgia students had a graduation rate of 69.7 percent.

“Given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am pleased to see Georgia’s graduation rate holding steady,” said State School Superintendent Richard Woods. “Combined with the class of 2021’s increases in ACT and SAT scores, this is an encouraging indicator about the work being done in public schools. Teachers and students have continued to succeed in the face of challenging circumstances.” 

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