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Robertson County's grad rate ranks among highest in state

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There is great news from the state regarding high graduation rates in Robertson County.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced on Friday, Sept. 15, the 2016-17 graduation rates for Robertson County Schools was 96.9 percent, among the highest in the state and tops among nearby counties. Robertson County Schools graduation rate in 2015-16 was 94.4 percent.

Robertson County Director of Schools Chris Causey was more than pleased with the results.

"We are ecstatic about our graduation rate this year, and the fact that it is one of the highest in the entire state," Causey said in a news release on the district's website. "This rate is a testament to the hard work of our teachers, counselors, administrators, and graduates."

The Tennessee Department of Education website shows graduation rates of the following counties:

Robertson County: 96.9%

Wilson County 96.2%

Dickson County: 95.8%

Williamson County: 95.6%

Montgomery County: 95.1%

Sumner County: 94.7%

Rutherford County: 93.3%

Cheatham County: 89.9%

Davidson County: 80.3%

Within the Robertson County School district, all five public high schools reported growth from the previous year.

School Year 2015-16 Year 2016-17

East Robertson High School: 94.7% 99.2%

Jo Byrns High School: 95.5% 98.6%

Heritage High School: 96.8% 98.3%

Greenbrier High School: 96.9% 98%

Springfield High School: 90.9% 93.3%

Overall, the state had a graduation rate of 89.1 percent - the highest on record for Tennessee.

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