EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT: Brevard Schools Edgewood, Westshore Boast 100 Percent Graduation Rate

By  //  January 13, 2018

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Delicious Digg This Stumble This

district’s success attributed to diverse curriculum

The Brevard Public School system maintained the highest graduation rate for the 10 largest districts in Florida for the 2016-17 school year.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Brevard Public School system maintained the highest graduation rate for the 10 largest districts in Florida for the 2016-17 school year.

Although it dipped slightly, the district’s graduation rate has remained consistently above the state rate, which reached a 14-year high, according to data from the Florida Department of Education.

Many district students went above and beyond expectations by simultaneously earning post-secondary degrees. For the 2016-17 school year, 348 students earned Associate of Arts degrees and three earned Associate of Science degrees.

Also, 42 percent of district graduates earned a Career and Technical Education industry certificate.

Graduation rates for district and state by year:

2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
BPS 87.4 85.8 86.8 87.5 85.9
State 75.6 76.1 77.9 80.7 82.3

Dr. Stephanie Soliven, assistant superintendent of secondary leading and learning, attributes the district’s success to diverse curriculum opportunities for students taught by educators committed to the success of all students.

Graduation rates by school

 SCHOOL 2015-2016 2016-2017
Astronaut High School 80 77.8
Bayside High School 83 86
Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School 89 93.9
Cocoa High School 76 78.3
Eau Gallie High School 84 82.8
Edgewood Jr/Sr. High School 100 100
Heritage High School 89 84.3
Melbourne High School 92 88.6
Merritt Island High School 91 88.2
Palm Bay Magnet High School 81 75.7
Rockledge High School 97 87.5
Satellite High School 93 90.1
Space Coast Jr/Sr High School 88 85.7
Titusville High School 90 83.6
Viera High School 94 93.6
West Shore Jr/Sr. High School 99 100
EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT: Brevard Schools Edgewood, Westshore Boast 100 Percent Graduation RateRelated Story:
EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT: Brevard Schools Edgewood, Westshore Boast 100 Percent Graduation Rate

Bayside, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, and West Shore high schools increased their graduation rate and all schools have received intensive training on providing support for students who struggle with meeting the standard requirements.

Florida’s high school graduation rates are based on the percentage of students who graduated with a standard diploma within four years of their first full year of enrollment in ninth grade in the state.

If a student has been retained but remains in school, or receives a certificate of completion, they are considered nongraduates, not dropouts. The majority of non-graduates in Brevard County earned a certificate of completion, transferred to Adult Education or returned for a fifth year of education.

For Florida’s graduation rate information guide, click here. For more information about the state’s graduation rates, click here.

CLICK HERE FOR BREVARD COUNTY NEWS


Click here to contribute your news or announcements Free