Highschool commencement charges elevated final yr for Duval, Baker and Clay counties however fell barely in St. Johns and Nassau counties, state knowledge present.
Florida’s Division of Schooling launched district and faculty commencement charges Wednesday which present the statewide common grew by a mean of 1.6 % to eighty two.three % over the prior yr. Meaning greater than eight out of 10 highschool seniors graduated inside 4 years of their freshman yr.
Duval’s commencement price of eighty.eight % continues its years-lengthy improve, up from seventy eight.eight % final yr.
That fee consists of district-run excessive faculties and constitution faculties, which aren’t run by the district however are situated within the county. Most Duval constitution excessive faculties serve college students who’re vulnerable to dropping out.
Baker and Clay counties had eighty one % and 88.four % commencement charges, respectively. Clay’s was a three.7 proportion-level improve, whereas Baker’s stepped up by 1.6 proportion factors.
Governor Rick Scott and Schooling Commissioner Pam Stewart stated they’re pleased Florida’s official commencement price has continued to climb for the previous 14-years, together with amongst sure scholar teams.
The commencement fee amongst black or African-American college students elevated to seventy four.eight % in 2016-17. The speed amongst Hispanic college students elevated to eighty one.three %.
For college kids with disabilities it rose to sixty six % and amongst poor college students it elevated to seventy six.eight %, the state knowledge present.
Extra commencement fee info for every public faculties is coming quickly.