School Year 2018-2019 marked a 9-year high for public school graduates. GDOE announced it achieved an 86.8-percent rate, a 2.3-percent increase from the year before.

The school system also greatly exceeded its strategic plan graduation goal of 80-percent. Superintendent Jon Fernandez credits some of the success to providing interventions to at-risk students, and offering alternative education opportunities for students who are dedicated to finishing school but may be struggling with real-world challenges.

More information on the graduation rate will be published in the annual state of education report on the GDOE website on October 30.