Daytona Beach, FL - Graduation rates for the 2018-2019 school year have been released by the Florida Department of Education and the news is good for both Volusia and Flagler counties.
Volusia County Schools announced their rate as 84.5% which is the highest ever, up 5.4% from the previous school year. The total increase from the 2014-2015 school year to 2018-2019 is 12.9%.
Flagler County Schools' graduation rate is even higher, at 89%, which is an all-time high. This is more than 11 points higher than the graduation rate from five years ago.
“It’s important to look at the trends,” says Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager. “That five-year growth trend has us encouraged. Our entire team is doing the right things for all our students in preparing them academically for life after they leave our school campuses.”
The overall graduation rate in the state of Florida is 86.9% for the 2018-2019 school year, which is an increase from the previous year.