High School Graduation Rates Improve Statewide, Locally

January 11, 2018

Florida’s high school graduation rate has reached a 14-year high according to data released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education. For the 2016-17 school year, Florida’s statewide graduation rate rose to 82.3 percent, an increase of 23.1 percentage points since 2003-04 and 1.6 percentage points over last year.

The Escambia County School District’s gradation rate increased to 79.5 percent, as compared to 76.1 percent one year earlier. For the class of 2013, Escambia County’s graduation rate was 64.2 percent.

In District 5, from the graduating class of 2012 to 2016, Tate High School’s graduation rate increased from 73.4 to 81.4 percent, while Northiew High School increased from 67.4 to 84.2 percent.

“I am proud to announce that Florida’s high school graduation rate has reached a 14-year high. We want every Florida student to have access to a world-class education so they can succeed in the classroom and their future careers, and that is why my recommended Securing Florida’s Future budget includes historic funding for education for the sixth consecutive year, including significant investments for teachers and students in our K-12 system. I look forward to working with the Legislature during the upcoming session to make sure our students have the resources they need to continue to build on this accomplishment for years to come,” Gov. Rick Scott said.

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