The Georgia Department of Education has released its 2013 graduation rate for public high schools. Overall, the state graduation rate increased by two percentage points, from 69.7 percent to 71.5 percent.

Atlanta Public Schools’ graduation rate rose to 58.6 percent from around 51 percent from 2012. Grady High School’s graduation rate was 84.6 percent, while Decatur High School had the highest graduation rate in metro Atlanta at 93.9 percent.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.