District Graduation Rate At All-Time High
The Florida Department of Education released the 2015-2016 graduation rates for the state, school districts, and high schools. The graduation rate for OCPS traditional high schools increased by 2.6 percentage points to 92.2 percent.
School Board Chair Bill Sublette said, “I am so proud to announce Orange County Public Schools graduation rate continues to show a greater number of students reaching their goals every year. The district graduation rate now stands at 92.2 percent, an all-time high. In 2010-11, the rate stood at 82.9 percent. Our students, teachers, guidance counselors, and principals are to be commended for hard work and their commitment to success.”
The graduation rate outpaces the state graduation rate and a majority of the large, urban school districts.
Superintendent Barbara Jenkins said, “Our graduation rates are a result of the hard work of teachers, students, parents and principals. The increase reflects the mission of Orange County Public Schools, supported by our entire team: to lead our students to success with the support and involvement of families and the community. We will strive for continuous improvement in our graduation rate as we prepare our 200,000 brilliant students for college and career.”
Twelve of our high schools attained a graduation rate greater than 90 percent. None of our traditional high schools report a rate below 87 percent.
In addition, fifteen schools increased their graduation rates in 2015-2016, led by Jones High. They increased their graduation rate by 14.5 percentage points from 76.7 percent to 91.2 percent.
Including Jones, University and Cypress Creek also increased their graduation rate by more than 10 percentage points over the last year.
|School||2014-15 Grad Rate||2015-16 Grad Rate||Change|
|University HS||84.4%||95.4%||+ 11.0|
|Cypress Creek HS||84.3%||94.6%||+ 10.3|