WALKER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS HAD THE LOWEST PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS PASSING THE GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST IN THE REGION.  IN ENGLISH, MATH AND SCIENCE… WALKER COUNTY HAD THE LOWEST PERCENTAGE OF HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS PASSING IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA.  A COUPLE OF OTHER SYSTEMS WERE LOWER IN THE PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS PASSING SOCIAL STUDIES.

THE TEST IS A REQUIREMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION… AND IS TAKEN THE FIRST TIME IN THE JUNIOR YEAR.  THOSE WHO FAIL THE TEST CAN RE-TAKE IT, MULTIPLE TIMES.

IN THIS SPRING’S TESTING… WALKER COUNTY HAD 84 PERCENT PASSING IN ENGLISH.  CHATTOOGA COUNTY HAD 87 PERCENT… CHICKAMAUGA HAD 95 AND TRION HAD 98 PERCENT PASSING ON THE FIRST TRY.   THE STATE AVERAGE FOR ENGLISH IS 90 PERCENT… THAT PUTS WALKER COUNTY BEHIND BY 6 PERCENTAGE POINTS.

IN MATH, WALKER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS HAD 88 PERCENT OF STUDENTS PASS ON THE FIRST TRY.  CHATTOOGA HAD 91 PERCENT… CHICKAMAUGA 93 PERCENT AND TRION HAD 99 PERCENT PASS.  THE STATE AVERAGE IS 91 PERCENT IN MATH.

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