EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT: Brevard Schools Edgewood, Westshore Boast 100 Percent Graduation Rate
By Space Coast Daily // January 13, 2018
district’s success attributed to diverse curriculum
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:
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
|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|
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.
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