Walton, Pope and Lassiter HS in Cobb Among Top in Georgia

Six schools in Cobb and Fulton counties were among the metro area’s top 10 performers on this year’s high school graduation tests.

Scoring highest among metro schools with at least 50 test-takers was Cobb’s Walton High School, with a 98.4 percent passing rate on the Georgia High School Graduation Tests.

Students in Georgia are required to pass all four tests, in mathematics, science, English language arts and social studies, to graduate.

Other top scorers, behind Walton High, were: two other Cobb County schools, Pope High and Lassiter High; Cherokee County’s Etowah High School and Woodstock High; DeKalb School of the Arts; Fulton’s Northview High, Chattahoochee High School and Alpharetta High; and Gwinnett County’s Brookwood High.

Statewide data, showing improved passing rates on all four tests this year, was released by the Georgia Department of Education last month. School-by-school figures came out Monday.

Students have multiple chances to take the test; if they still fail, they can appeal to the state Board of Education for a waiver.

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