HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- Ninety-six percent of high school juniors and seniors in Henry County passed the Georgia High School Writing Test in 2012.
Henry's 96 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 Henry County high school is as follows:
324 students took the test
96.6 percent passed the test
Eagle's Landing HS
267 students took the test
97.4 percent passed the test
Henry County HS
203 students took the test
93.6 percent passed the test