Gwinnett County Public Schools’ focus on providing rigor in the classroom and ensuring students are learning the district’s AKS curriculum is resulting in continued improvement in the graduation rate. This year’s rate of 78.1 percent represents a 3.1 percentage point increase over last year and a 10.5 percentage point increase over the last five years. In fact, this year’s results indicate 17 of Gwinnett’s 19 traditional high schools demonstrated improvement in the four-year cohort graduation rate over the previous year. These schools have the highest rates in the county: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (98.9%), North Gwinnett High School (93.2%), and Brookwood High School (92.5%). Several schools saw impressive one-year gains: Meadowcreek High School (16.5%), South Gwinnett High School (8.9%), and Duluth High School (8.4%). And these schools have shown the greatest growth in their graduation rates over the last five years: Lanier High School (up 23.8%), Central Gwinnett High School (up 23.3%), and South Gwinnett High School (up 23%).