Bartlett leads Memphis-area school districts with 98% graduation rate

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The graduation rate for Tennessee continues to climb, and several Memphis-area school districts have rates higher than the state average.

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced Monday that the graduation rate for the 2018-2019 school calendar year was 89.7%, which is the highest graduation rate on record for Tennessee.

Graduation rates for Mid-South school districts include:
Bartlett 98%
Arlington 97.3%
Tipton County 95.9%
Germantown 95.4%
Collierville 95.1%
Millington 92.5%
Fayette County 91%
Shelby County Schools 79.3%

“While this is certainly something to celebrate, I know we can do even better! Ultimately, I would like to see all 130 districts that serve high school students have a 90 percent graduation or better. That’s something my team will be very focused on over the next four years, along with making sure those students have a career or college path in mind the day they walk across the stage to get that diploma,” said Schwinn.

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