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92% of DeKalb students pass Ga. High School Writing Test
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92% of DeKalb students pass Ga. High School Writing Test

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Nearly 92 percent of high school juniors and seniors in DeKalb County passed the Georgia High School Writing Test in 2012.

DeKalb's 91.7 percent is very close to Georgia's 93 percent, up from 91 percent in 2011 and 88 percent in 2007, when the more rigorous test was rolled out.

Students must pass the annual writing assessment to receive a high school diploma. A perfect score is 350; a student must earn at least 200 points to pass. They may take the test multiple times during their junior and senior years.

A breakdown for each DeKalb County high school is as follows:

Arabia Mountain HS
299 students took the test
98.7 percent passed the test

Cedar Grove HS
186 students took the test
89.8 percent passed the test

Chamblee HS
316 students took the test
97.2 percent passed the test

Clarkston HS
285 students took the test
84.2 percent passed the test

Columbia HS
232 students took the test
91.4 percent passed the test

Cross Keys HS
211 students took the test
87.2 percent passed the test

DeKalb Early College Academy
37 students took the test
100 percent passed the test

DeKalb School of the Arts
67 students took the test
100 percent passed the test

Destiny Achievers Academy of Excellence
23 students took the test
95.7 percent passed the test

Druid Hills HS
310 students took the test
91 percent passed the test

Dunwoody HS
315 students took the test
95.9 percent passed the test

Elizabeth Andrews HS
94 students took the test
81.9 percent passed the test

Gateway to College Academy
22 students took the test
72.7 percent passed the test

Lakeside HS
354 students took the test
96 percent passed the test

Lithonia HS
246 students took the test
93.5 percent passed the test

Martin Luther King, Jr. HS
310 students took the test
93.9 percent passed the test

McNair HS
154 students took the test
87 percent passed the test

Miller Grove HS
321 students took the test
91.6 percent passed the test

Redan HS
245 students took the test
87.3 percent passed the test

Southwest DeKalb HS
266 students took the test
95.5 percent passed the test

Stephenson HS
327 students took the test
93.3 percent passed the test

Stone Mountain HS
226 students took the test
87.2 percent passed the test

Towers HS
191 students took the test
86.4 percent passed the test

Tucker HS
379 students took the test
89.2 percent passed the test

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