Fultons Graduation Rate Highest Among Metro Atlantas Large School Systems The results of the 2016 graduation scores show that Fulton, again, has the distinction of having the highest graduation rate in the metro Atlanta area. Fultons 2016 graduation rate is 86.6% a 1.3% increase over the 2015 rate of 85.3%. The Class of 2016 data shows that nine Fulton high schools had increases from the previous year, and three of those schools increased their rates by more than 5%. Most notable are the significant increases made over a five-year period. From 2011 to 2016, Fultons graduation rate increased 16.5%. While nearly all schools have shown gains, ten of the districts eighteen high schools reported double-digit increases. The work that our schools are doing to increase students graduation opportunities is amazing and inspiring. Five years ago, some of our schools had stagnant progress in their graduation rates, said Superintendent Jeff Rose, Ed.D. Now, these schools have increased 20-30% in getting students to graduate on time. At a 2016 rate of 86.6%, we continue to be on track for meeting our strategic plan goal of 90% of all students graduating by 2017.