Candler County Schools have set the standard high once again, posting a 93.6 percent graduation rate in 2019 -- more than 10 points higher than the state average!

The four-year cohort graduation rate for the state of Georgia is 82.0 percent for 2019, up 81.6 in 2018. What this means is that 82 percent of all students in Georgia who entered ninth grade in 2015 graduated in 2019, while locally 93.6 percent of incoming 9th-graders in fall of 2015 accomplished this feat. For Metter, this rate was 2.5 percent higher than the 2018 graduation rate of 91.2 percent.

“This graduation rate is the culmination of the hard work of many throughout the District as well as commitment from students, parents, family and community,” said Superintendent Dr. Bubba Longgrear. “Kudos to the Metter High faculty for such a great achievement. Metter Elementary School, Metter Middle School, Metter High School and now Meter Career Academy have continual conversations about helping students graduate college and career ready.”

Metter’s graduation rate also soars above neighboring communities. Bulloch County’s 2019 rate was 79.8 percent, while Tattnall County had a rate of 88.7%. Evans County’s rate was 82.8%, and Emanuel County’s rate was 83.5 percent. The graduation rate for all Toombs County schools, including Vidalia City Schools, was 90.1 percent and Jenkins County had a graduation rate in 2019 of 78.9%.

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