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High School graduation rates released; 97 percent of traditional BCPS High Schools exceeded the state rate

High School graduation rates released; 97 percent of traditional BCPS High Schools exceeded the state rate

By Tracy Clark

Today, the Florida Department of Education released Federal high school graduation rates for the 2012/13 school year.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduation rate, which includes traditional schools, centers and charter schools, is 75.3 percent.

Among the 33 BCPS traditional high schools:

•     32 met or exceeded the state graduation rate average of 75.6 percent

•     31 traditional high schools earned graduation rates at or above 80 percent

•     16 traditional high schools earned graduation rates at or above 90 percent

The Federal calculation for high school graduation rates includes students who earn standard diplomas within four years of entering high school at ninth grade. The Federal Graduation Rate does not count students who earn GEDs or special diplomas as graduates.

“As we continue to analyze the data, we see that our traditional high schools maintained a steady graduation rate at 89 percent,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We need to dive deeper to fully understand the data in an effort to ensure all of our students are college and career ready. Our goal is to have every student complete his or her high school education.”

 

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