Florida’s Graduation Rate Hits New High

By: Florida Chamber Foundation

Florida’s high school graduation rate continues its 15 year climb with an increase of 0.8 percentage points over the 2017-18 school year. Numbers recently released from the Florida Department of Education show Florida’s statewide high school graduation rate is 86.9 percent for 2018-19 –a considerable improvement over its low graduation rate of 59.2 percent in 2003-04.

Continued improvement is crucial to ensuring Florida students have the best opportunity for future success, and to reaching the Florida 2030 Blueprint goal that by 2030, 95 percent of all Florida high school students will graduate within four years.

While Florida’s statewide high school graduation rate is improving, some counties continue to struggle. To find the graduation rate for your county, visit TheFloridaScorecard.org and select the View County Data drop down menu.

How Do We Stay the Course?

Meeting the Florida 2030 Blueprint goal, ensuring Florida’s students are prepared for the workforce and the impact on the cradle to career continuum will be important conversations that will take place June 16, 2020 in Orlando during the 2020 Florida Chamber Foundation’s Learners to Earners Workforce Summit. Registration is now open – click here for information.