Milton claims top grad rate in Fulton for second year

Only Lambert in Forsyth has better overall rate for large high schools



MILTON, Ga. – For the second year in a row, Milton High School posted Fulton’s highest graduation rate, handing out diplomas to more than 96 percent of students who started out as freshmen four years ago.

Milton’s graduation rate in 2012 was 96.4 percent – down slightly from its 2011 rate of 96.5, but still good enough to place it second in the state among larger high schools. Only Lambert High in Forsyth County, with a graduation rate of 97.5 percent, beat Milton’s graduation rate for schools with enrollment over 500 high school students.

Following closely behind Milton as top schools in Fulton for graduates were Northview (96 percent) and Johns Creek (95 percent).

The majority of traditional high schools in North Fulton had 2012 graduation rates well above the state average of 70 percent, including Roswell High School which increased its graduation rate by nearly 13 percent from 2011.

Graduation rates for class of 2012 among North Fulton High Schools:

School 2011 2012

Alpharetta 85.8 85.7

Centennial 74.7 80.3

Chattahoochee 90.0 93.5

Fulton Science Academy 86.8 88.0

Independence 38.6 51.9

Johns Creek 88.7 95.1

Milton 96.5 96.4

Northview 89.4 96.0

Roswell 68.6 81.5

North Fulton* 85.1* 89.6*

System 70.1 71.3

*traditional schools

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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