The Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area is far and away the state leader in the work and career readiness of high school seniors. The Shoals’ 82.7% figure rated a staggering 6.7% higher than Baldwin County which came in at 76%. Several other MSA’s were clustered with Baldwin in the low-mid 70’s. The state average for workforce or college readiness was 71%, almost twelve percentage points below the Shoals. If you have a comment about Kidsville News!, you can email it to editor@courierjournal.net.

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