What are we measuring?
The graduation rate uses the adjusted cohort graduation rate, which is defined as the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the cohort for graduating class with adjustments for transfers in and out of the system.
Why are we measuring it?

How are we doing?
The graduation rates for both school systems in the county have increased substantially in recent years with Fulton County Public School's rate growing from 71% in 2012 to nearly 87% in 2018 and Atlanta Public School's rate growing from 51% to 80% over the same period.  The combined graduation rate in 2018 was close to 85%, somewhat higher than the overall state rate of 81.6%.