The Florida Department of Education released graduation rates for the 2018/19 school year and the District’s Federal Graduation Rate which includes traditional high schools, centers and charter schools rose to 86.2 percent which is nearly 15 percentage points higher than in 2011/12. The graduation rate for traditional District high schools only, excluding centers an charter schools maintained its highest level from 2017/18 at 95.1 percent.
In Hollywood, South Broward High School achieved the largest graduation rate increase from the previous year, increasing by 5 percentage points to 94.4 percent. Sheridan Technical High School achieved a graduation rate of 100 percent in 2018/19.
The Broward Public Schools 2018/19 Federal Graduation Rate of 86.2% is the highest since the Federal Uniform Graduation Rate was adopted in 2010/11 and marks an increase of almost 2 percentage points from 2017/18 (84.3%). This is the biggest increase among the top five largest school districts in Florida.
33 of 35 traditional District high schools achieved a graduation rate of 90% or higher; 17 of these schools reached a graduation rate at or above 95%.
The graduation rate for our students with disabilities increased by more than 30 percentage points from 2011/12 to 2018/19.
“These graduation rates are an outstanding accomplishment – the highest our District has ever achieved at 86.2%,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “This reflects the hard work of our students, teachers, staff and administrators, as well as the ongoing support from our families and community. It takes everyone working together to support our students through their educational journey to ensure they complete high school and are college, career and life ready.”
For more information on the state’s graduation rates, visit http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7584/urlt/GradRates1819.pdf