Williamson County Schools graduation rate continues to move in the right direction.

The latest statistics released October 1 show the district’s graduation rate is an impressive 95.9 percent. That’s up from last year’s rate of 95.6 percent.

“This is the highest graduation rate our district has seen since the State’s new Report Card was introduced six years ago,” said Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney. “I am proud of the students, parents, teachers, staff and School Board members who continue to make graduating from high school a priority.”

WCS is one of 44 districts across the state with a graduation rate at or above 95 percent. Statewide, the graduation rate is 89.1 percent.