Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The average for Gwinnett County schools in 2011 was just under 68%. One Lawrenceville, Ga. high school graduated 100% of its seniors.
Gwinnett County graduated 67.56 percent of students in 2011, the year for which most-recent data is available from the state Department of Education. The calculation is based on federal standards that allow all states to equally compare graduation rates across the nation. Georgia released its new calculation in April 2012. The rate is calculated using the number of students who graduate within four years and includes adjustments for student transfers. (Data for 2012 will likely be based on a five-year cohort, and is expected to be released in spring 2013.) Rates of neighboring districts, include: Barrow County at 64.22 percent, DeKalb County at 58.65 percent, Forsyth at 86.27, Fulton at 70.05 percent, Hall County at 72.73 percent and …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The GOP presidential candidate will take his campaign to Suwanee Saturday.
Newt Gingrich, casting an eye toward his former home state as Super Tuesday approaches, will make a campaign stop in Suwanee this week. The former U.S. House speaker from Georgia will be at Collins Hill High on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11:30-12:15. This comes not long after a scheduled stop in Cumming on Saturday, according to a campaign spokesperson. Most major polls show Gingrich running behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in the quest to oppose President Obama in November. A New York Times delegate count shows Ginrich in third place. So Super Tuesday (March 6) takes on added importance, as Georgia and Virginia, now Gingrich's home state, are among the 11 states scheduled to vote that day.
Monday, October 3, 2011
The Collins High grad now plays for the Minnesota Lynx, who are playing for the WNBA title against the Atlanta Dream.
She grew up in Lawrenceville and played basketball for the Collins Hill Eagles. After a successful run at the University of Connecticut, Maya Moore now plays for the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA. The Lynx began their series against the Atlanta Dream for the championship on Sunday. Rookie of the Year Moore helped the Lynx beat The Dream 88-74. The forward scored 11 points in game one of the best of five series. Moore spoke to the Associated Press before the game and talked about playing in her hometown while Atlanta is in the midst of a sports slump. Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution talked to Moore's former basketball coaches at Collins Hill and Georgia Metros AAU teams about the hoops star's success. Game 2 of the WNBA …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Alex Delor and John Haro, two freshmen at GCSU and recent Collins Hill High School, grads were killed in a car accident earlier this month.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
John Harof and Alexander Delor were freshmen at Georgia College and State University.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011