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BCPS 2022 Federal Graduation Rate Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Rates

The Florida Department of Education released the Federal Graduation Rates for the 2021/22 school year, which illustrates the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduation rate at 87.2%. This rate reflects an increase from the District’s 2018/19 graduation rate of 86.2%, which is the last school year prior to the pandemic when seniors had to meet state standardized assessment requirements, including the Algebra I End-of-Course Exam and the English Language Arts 10th grade Florida Standards Assessment. These requirements were waived during the 2019/20 and 2020/21 school years.

The Federal Graduation Rate includes traditional high schools, centers and charter schools. The graduation rate for BCPS traditional high schools only (excluding centers and charter schools) is 93.9%.

Additional highlights for BCPS:

  • 30 of 36 traditional District high schools achieved a graduation rate of 90% or higher, with 17 of these schools reaching a graduation rate at or above 95%.
  • The 2021/22 graduation rate for Black students, Hispanic students, White students, Free and Reduced-Price Lunch students and Students with Disabilities in BCPS exceeds the state’s graduation rate.
  • The graduation rate for Students with Disabilities increased 2.7 percentage points from 2018/19. Students who receive Free and Reduced-Price Lunch increased one percentage point compared to 2018/19.
  • Six District high schools earned 100% graduation rates: Broward Virtual School, College Academy at Broward College, Lauderhill 6-12, Millennium 6-12 Collegiate Academy, Sheridan Technical High School and William T. McFatter Technical High School. 
  • Three District high schools significantly increased graduation rates in 2021/22 compared to 2018/19: Northeast High School (6.3 percentage points), Stranahan High School (3 percentage points) and Lauderhill 6-12 (2 percentage points).

“I am proud of the progress we have made in recovering from the challenges faced during the pandemic. We continue to focus on ensuring every student is successful and reaches his or her highest potential,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright. “These results reflect the efforts of our teachers, administrators and staff, who work tirelessly to engage students in their learning and prepare them for their futures.”

For information about the state’s graduation rates, visit fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7584/urlt/GradRates2122.pdf.

 

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