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High school graduation rate rises to 98.4%

The faculty and staff of Cook High School are excited to announce another increase in the graduation rate for the Class of 2023. 

The Cook High School Four-Year Graduation Rate increased from 97.5% in 2022 to 98.4% in 2023. 

“We exceeded the state by 14 points!” CHS officials stated. “We are very proud of the dedication and hard work of our students and staff. We appreciate the continuous support from the community for our school. Thank you to everyone in all of the Cook County Schools. We all work together to prepare our students. 

It is another great day to be a Hornet!”

During the school board meeting on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Dixon recognized Cook High counselors Brittney Allen and Blake Suggs, as well as Lisa Heard, Graduation Coach, for helping keep students on task.

Dr. Dixon remarked that at the 97.5% graduation rate, “I thought no way they would beat that,” but he was happy to be proven wrong.

He said the high school graduation rate is a Pre-K through 12th grade total effort of school administrators and principals, teachers and staff, counselors, parents, students, and community members all working together.  

He said the 98.4% graduation rate “is by far the best we have ever recorded.” He added that he hasn’t had the opportunity to compare the CHS graduation rate with the graduation rates at high schools across Georgia, but “I can guarantee it will be in the top 10.”

He urged all those involved to move the graduation rate even higher in 2024 and beyond. 

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