BCPS High School Federal Graduation Rate Remains at 89%
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduation rate remains nearly unchanged for the 2020/21 school year when compared to the prior year, according to graduation rates released by the Florida Department of Education on January 4, 2022. The Federal Graduation Rate (includes traditional high schools, centers and charter schools) for BCPS was 89.1%, which is 0.3 percentage points lower than the prior year, but is nearly 18 percent points higher than in 2010/11. The graduation rate for traditional District high schools only (excludes centers and charter schools) decreased slightly by 0.5 percentage points to 96.6% in 2020/21, compared to the prior year.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, high school seniors in 2019/20 and 2020/21 were exempt from statewide standardized assessment requirements for graduation. All other requirements for graduation still had to be met to earn a diploma.
• 35 of 36 traditional District high schools achieved a graduation rate of 90% or higher, with 27 of these schools reaching a graduation rate at or above 95%.
• Graduation rates remained stable among the following subgroups compared to 2019/20: Black or African American students (86.6%, a 0.1 percentage point increase), and white students (92.7%, a 0.3 percentage point increase).
• The graduation rate gap for English Language Learners (ELL) and non-ELL students narrowed in 2020/21 by 0.3 percentage points to 2.5%.
• 8 District high schools earned 100% graduation rates: Atlantic Technical High School, Broward Virtual School, College Academy at Broward College, Lauderhill 6-12, Millennium 6-12 Collegiate Academy, Pompano Beach High School, Sheridan Technical High School, and William T. McFatter Technical High School.
• Hollywood Hills High School and South Broward High School achieved the largest graduation rate increases from the previous year, each increasing nearly 3 percentage points.
“The past two years have been challenging for our students and school communities due to the pandemic,” said BCPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright. “We remain committed to providing all students with the resources and support they need to be successful. We’re proud of the hard work by our teachers, administrators and staff toward ensuring our students graduate on time and are college, career and life ready.”
For information about the state’s graduation rates, visit https://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7584/urlt/GradRates2021.pdf.
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