Brevard’s Graduation Rate Continues to Rise, BPS Outperforms State in Most Subgroups
By Space Coast Daily // January 12, 2020
four-year graduation rate last school year was 88.3%, up from 88.1% the year before
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s graduation rates for the 2018-2019 school year and Brevard County continued to climb.
Brevard Public Schools continued to outperform the state in graduation rates for most racial and ethnic groups, including black students (82.4%; state: 81.5%); Hispanic or Latino students (86.9%; state: 85.9%) and Asian students (97.8%; state: 95.6%).
The four-year graduation rate for the past school year was 88.3%, up from 88.1% the year before.
“I applaud Florida’s students, parents and educators for their hard work and dedication that lead to these increased graduation rates,” said Governor DeSantis.
“While these results are a positive mark of Florida’s upward progress, we cannot allow ourselves to become complacent. We must continue striving for educational excellence and making Florida the number one state in the nation for education.”
Statewide highlights of Florida’s 2018-19 graduation rate include:
- Black or African American students’ graduation rate increased to 81.5 percent in 2018-19, a rise of 0.6 percentage points over last year and an increase of 13.5 percentage points since 2014-15.
- Hispanic students’ graduation rate increased to 85.9 percent in 2018-19, an improvement of 0.8 percentage points over last year and an increase of 9.2 percentage points since 2014-15.
- Students with disabilities increased their graduation rate to 80.6 percent, a 3.6 percentage point increase over last year and a 23.8 percentage point improvement since 2014-15.
- Economically disadvantaged students improved their graduation rate to 82.9 percent, an increase of 0.9 percentage points over last year and a rise of 12.5 percentage points since 2014-15.