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BCPS Traditional High Schools Earn Highest Graduation Rate Since 2010/11

Monday, December 19, 2016
 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) traditional high schools achieved a graduation rate of 92.2 percent in the 2015/16 school year. This is an increase of 2.6 percent from the 2014/15 school year, according to data released today (December 16, 2016) by the Florida Department of Education.

Across the District, the data reflects:

  • Overall, the 2015/16 BCPS federal graduation rate is 78.7 percent, which is an increase of 2.1 percentage points from 2014/15. 
  • This is the highest graduation rate for BCPS since Florida adopted the Federal Uniform Graduation Rate method in 2010/11.
  •  23 traditional high schools had a graduation rate of 90 percent or higher.
  • 23 of the 33 traditional high schools improved or maintained their graduation rate. 
  • Black (70.6 percent), Hispanic (81.3 percent) and White (86.1 percent) students improved their graduation rates. Black students showed a greater improvement in graduation rate, closing the gap with White students by 2.4 percentage points.
  • McFatter Technical High School, College Academy @ BC and Pompano Beach High School achieved graduation rates of 100 percent. 
  • South Broward High School increased its graduation rate by more than five percentage points compared to the 2014/15 school year. 

“Today’s results represent the hard work and dedication of our students, educators, families and the Broward community. I am proud of the great collaboration that occurs every day to ensure our students are positioned for success,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “These graduation rates indicate that our District is continuing to move in the right direction – preparing students to achieve their college or career goals.”

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