Florida High School Graduation Rates Continue to Rise
Florida’s high school graduation rate increased for the seventh consecutive year, according to new data from the Florida Department of Education. The percentage of students earning a high school diploma increased to 75.6 percent during the 2012-2013 school year, up from 74.5 percent the previous year.
Graduation rates improved for every racial subgroup, except Asian-Americans, whose rate remained the highest at 88.4 percent.
Nassau County schools posted the state’s highest graduation rate at 90.9 percent. Among the state’s largest school districts in Broward County, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach County and Tampa, Miami-Dade schools posted the best graduation rate of 77.2 percent.
Despite recent improvement, just six states and the District of Columbia had a lower graduation rate than Florida, according to the most recent federal data.