Brevard Schools Achieves Highest Increase in High School Graduation Rates in Five Years
By Nicki Hensley, Brevard Public Schools // December 22, 2018
Brevard Schools graduates an average of 5,500 seniors each year
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools achieved a 2.2 percent increase in high school graduation rates in the 2017-2018 school year, according to data released by the Florida Department of Education.
This marks the highest gain for the district in the last five years.
“This is a significant improvement and one which we take great pride in,” said BPS Superintendent Mark Mullins.
“There is tremendous work going on in our schools and across our district that is a testament to the collective hard work and dedication of teachers and staff in striving to achieve our mission of serving every student with excellence.”
Brevard Schools graduates an average of 5,500 seniors each year. Last year, that number increased by more than 100.
“BPS high schools saw gains across the board in every subgroup category,” said Stephanie Soliven, assistant superintendent of secondary leading and learning.
“We are literally closing the achievement gap each year with more and more seniors crossing that stage and earning their diploma.”
Florida’s overall high school graduation rate reached a 15-year high, with the statewide graduation rate rising to 86.1 percent, an increase of 3.8 percentage points over last year.
Graduation rates for district and state by year:
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