According to the Georgia Department of Education the rate of students graduating within four years at Appling County High School in 2013 rose to 83.4 percent, up from 71.7 percent in 2012. The statewide average is also on the rise from 71.6 percent in 2012 to 72.5 in 2013.
The information was shared at the Appling County Board of Education (BOE) meeting on December 16 with Superintendent Scarlett Copeland and board members. The BOE congratulated Principal Dr. Gene Starr, staff and students on the improvement.
Other community rates included Bacon County – 85.9 percent, Jeff Davis – 73.3 percent, Pierce County – 91.0 percent, Tattnall County – 65.9 percent, Toombs County – 66.5 percent and Wayne County – 69.6 percent.