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August 18, 2013 12:00 AM

OEDEL: Bibb’s graduation rate

The graduation rate of Bibb County’s school system ranks near the bottom. Of those Bibb students showing up for ninth grade in 2008, only 52.3 percent graduated four years later in 2012. Just five school systems of 180 statewide had lower graduation rates in 2012, meaning that 97 percent of Georgia’s school systems surpassed Bibb’s graduation rate. Every public high school in Bibb except Hutchings Career Center was well below the state average of 67.8 percent, bottoming out with Bibb’s Southwest High, with only 39.1 percent graduating.

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