Georgia releases new graduation rates

The Georgia Department of Education today released the state's newly calculated four-year graduation rate for public schools. Using a uniform calculation that allows for more accurate state-by-state comparison, Georgia reports its graduation rate at 67.4 percent.

That means nearly one-third of Georgia incoming ninth grade students did not graduate in four years. By comparison, North Carolina had a 77.9 percent graduation rate for 2011 and South Carolina 73.6 percent, according to the AJC.

Georgia's graduation rate currently ranks 46th nationally.

How does your local school system rate? Find out using this searchable database from the AJC