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98% of Cobb students pass Ga. High School Writing Test
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98% of Cobb students pass Ga. High School Writing Test

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- More than 97 percent of high school juniors and seniors in Cobb County passed the Georgia High School Writing Test in 2012.

Cobb's 97.8 percent is much higher than 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 Cobb County high school is as follows:

Allatoona HS
334 students took the test
97.9 percent passed the test

Campbell HS
433 students took the test
94.7 percent passed the test

Harrison HS
468 students took the test
98.9 percent passed the test

Hillgrove HS
495 students took the test
98.9 percent passed the test

Kell HS
322 students took the test
97.5 percent passed the test

Kennesaw Mountain HS
416 students took the test
99.3 percent passed the test

Lassiter HS
470 students took the test
99.6 percent passed the test

McEachern HS
441 students took the test
97.5 percent passed the test

North Cobb HS
540 students took the test
97.8 percent passed the test

Oakwood HS
11 students took the test
72.7 percent passed the test

Osborne HS
299 students took the test
93 percent passed the test

Pebblebrook HS
344 students took the test
97.7 percent passed the test

Pope HS
372 students took the test
100 percent passed the test

South Cobb HS
363 students took the test
95.3 percent passed the test

Sprayberry HS
348 students took the test
98.3 percent passed the test

Walton HS
653 students took the test
99.1 percent passed the test

Wheeler HS
368 students took the test
97.8 percent passed the test

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