WILLSON COUNTY, Missouri (AP) High school graduation rates for the Williamson County School District are up more than 60 percent in the past four years, marking a dramatic jump in the county’s graduation rate.

The district’s graduation rates jumped almost three-fold between 2009 and 2013.

The rate for all high school graduates in the Williamson region rose more than 70 percent between 2010 and 2013, and the county saw its highest rate in decades.

The county’s overall graduation rate is now about 62 percent, well above the national average of 49 percent.

The Williamson County Education Association says it’s also working to make sure students are not only prepared for college but also have a solid college plan in place.

The association says its primary goal is to ensure students get the education they need to graduate and get the work experience they need.

Williamson County’s district has a graduation rate of 59 percent.

More: Williamson County schools are graduating more students than ever before, even as graduation rates have remained stagnant for the past several years.

The state of Missouri has seen a significant jump in high school graduation over the past few years.

In the past decade, more than 300,000 high school seniors have been graduating, a rise of about 35,000 students.

The most recent state census data shows there are now nearly 4.2 million high schoolers in the state.

The numbers are even higher in Williamson County, with more than 1.4 million students in the district.

The school district has worked hard to get to that level.

Williamson Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Williams says the district is doing a lot of things to try to help students graduate, but it is a difficult task.

“The best way for us to get there is to get more students into high school,” she said.

“That’s where we’re headed.

It’s really tough for us, and we’re just trying to get through this and we can’t.”

Williamson County students in grades 6 through 12 make up the majority of high school students in Willson.

Schools are currently hiring and closing the gap.

The high school was one of the first in the country to have the ability to use a computerized tracking system, which is used to track students’ progress throughout their school years.

This helps the district identify the students who need the most help and to make the most of the school year.

The system was created by the state of Kansas to make tracking students easier and more effective, Williams said.

Williamson High School District says graduation rates in Williamson are now higher than they were in the 1990s.

Williamson’s graduation percentage has more than doubled over the last three years, from 55.4 percent in 2009 to 64.7 percent in 2013.

Schools in Williamson were required to report graduation rates to the state, but Williams says it was a little hard to find.

“The state of Oklahoma did some pretty rigorous reporting of their graduation rates, and they said, ‘We can’t provide you with those numbers because they were voluntary,'” she said, adding that the state has since revised its reporting standards.

Williamson is one of about 10 districts that have a system that monitors graduation rates and keeps a log of how students do on their coursework.

It has more students graduating each year than the district has in decades, and it’s a testament to the school district’s efforts to make it work, Williams says.

It will take time to adjust the system to account for students moving to colleges or attending community colleges.

But Williams says there are several ways the district can help students succeed academically and in the workplace.

Williamson high school graduating students have been using the online graduation tool called NCCESIS, a program that uses GPS tracking technology to provide students with an on-campus graduation.

The program has been popular in Williamson because it allows students to see their grades in real time, allowing them to make a better decision about where to graduate from high school.

Williams says Williamson students can use the NCCesis tool to track their progress throughout the school term.

She says that will be one of several things the district will be working on.

Williams also says she hopes the new graduation program will help the district improve its graduation rate in future years.

She is looking forward to seeing the numbers come in.

“I’m excited about getting that up,” she says.

“This is a big improvement.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.