The state graduation rate for public high schools rose to 71.5 percent in 2013 from 69.7 percent in 2012, according a report released by the State Department of Education.
This is the third year Georgia has calculated the graduation rate using the adjusted cohort rate formula. In 2011, the state rate was 67.5 percent.
In Clarke County, the 2013 four-year graduation rate for Clarke Central was 76.3 percent, while Cedar Shoals had a rate of 75.9 percent. The Classic City Performance Learning Center had a graduation rate of 20.8 percent.
The county's overall graduation rate was 69.5 percent, about 3 percentage points higher than it was in 2011, but lower than in 2012.