In sports, they might call it going from “worst to first.”
Harlem High School’s 16-percent jump in graduation rate has leapfrogged the county’s other four high schools in one year, putting it at the head of the class.
Columbia County school officials thought the school’s perennial last-place graduation rate would improve this year, but they weren’t sure by how much, said Superintendent Sandra Carraway.
“We knew that they would increase, but we didn’t have the final numbers until this week,” she said. “That is a huge advancement.”