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Darlington County School District has highest graduation rate in state

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DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The new statewide report cards released Tuesday show that the Darlington County School District ranked No. 1 in the four-year graduation rate in South Carolina for 2016.

According to data from the South Carolina Department of Education, Darlington County students graduated at a rate of 94.5 percent. That is an increase from the 92.3 percent registered for the previous school year.

A DCSD press release stated that Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology again posted a 100 percent graduation rate. Lamar High School’s graduation rate was 98.3 percent, Darlington High School’s rate was 95.1 percent and Hartsville High School’s rate was 91.5 percent.

Darlington High saw an increase to its graduate rate of nearly 4 percent, while Hartsville High’s rate rose by nearly 3 percent, the release stated.

The data came as part of the SCDE’s release of 2015-2016 state report cards for schools and districts. 

“Our high school graduation rate continues to climb to an unprecedented 82.6 percent,” said S.C. State Superintendent Molly Spearman.

Below are the graduation rates for other school districts in the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee:

  • Dillon School District 3 – 2016 rate: 87.5 percent – 2015 rate: 86.2 percent
  • Dillon School District 4 – 2016 rate: 87.7 percent – 2015 rate: 90.1 percent
  • Florence School District 1 – 2016 rate: 84.4 percent – 2015 rate: 81.6 percent
  • Florence School District 2 – 2016 rate: 71.3 percent – 2015 rate: 80.2 percent
  • Florence School District 3 – 2016 rate: 76.3 percent – 2015 rate: 78.3 percent
  • Florence School District 4 – 2016 rate: 59.4 percent – 2015 rate: 69.5 percent
  • Florence School District 5 – 2016 rate: 87.2 percent – 2015 rate: 80.2 percent
  • Georgetown County School District – 2016 rate: 90.2 – 2015 rate: 88.9 percent
  • Horry County Schools – 2016 rate: 81.1 percent – 2015 rate: 81.5 percent
  • Marion County School District – 2016 rate: 81.1 percent – 2015 rate: 86. 5 percent
  • Marlboro County School District – 2016 rate: 82.4 percent – 2015 rate: 77.2 percent
  • Williamsburg County School District – 2016 rate: 85.1 percent – 2015 rate: 83.2 percent

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