Today, the Florida Department of Education released high school graduation rates for the 2014/15 school year. Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduation rate, which includes traditional schools, centers and charter schools, is 76.6 percent.
Among the 33 BCPS traditional high schools:
• Over 90 percent of schools have a graduation rate of 90 percent or higher.
• 31 out of 33 high schools maintained or improved their graduation rate.
• Overall, the District improved at a rate greater than the state and continues to close the gap. Since the state began measuring graduation rates by the four-year cohort, in 2015, BCPS earned its highest graduation rate in the past five years.
“This is a great day to celebrate our students and educators,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “The District improved at a rate that is greater than the state and we continue to close the gap. This is the highest graduation rate in the last five years. We will continue to focus on ensuring our students are college and career ready.”
BCPS administration and high schools developed several strategies and action plans to improve graduation rates throughout the District, which included:
• High schools held ACT Day in April 2015, allowing students to take the ACT during the school day. The District plans a similar opportunity for students this school year.
• The District opened high schools during Spring Break to offer support and opportunities for students to work toward their graduation.
• The District is offering SAT Day in April 2016 for BCPS juniors.
• District and school staff monitored student progression toward graduation and offered additional support to help students achieve their graduation goals.
• The District redirected targeted resources to schools with students experiencing social/ emotional challenges impacting their ability to graduate.
• The District worked with students to review and ensure the completion of all graduation requirements.
• Schools also offered course recovery classes for students immediately following the school day.
In addition, this school year, the District is offering high schools a new schedule option, which creates more opportunities to provide personalized interventions for students during the school day.
For more information on 2015 Graduation Rates, visit http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/data-sys/edu-info-accountability-services/pk-12-public-school-data-pubs-reports/students.stml.
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