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District Maintains Strong Graduation Rate for 2018-19

SARASOTA COUNTY, January 9, 2020 — The Florida Department of Education reported today that the graduation rate for Sarasota County Schools for 2018-19 was 89.4 percent. The district remained well above the state graduation rate of 86.9 percent.

In 2018-19, the State of Florida is calculating and reporting the Federal Uniform Graduation rate. Federal regulations require each state to calculate a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate, which includes standard diplomas but excludes general equivalency diplomas, known as GEDs, both regular and adult; and special diplomas. The U.S. Department of Education adopted this calculation method to develop uniform, accurate and comparable graduation rates across all states. The Federal Uniform Graduation rate is currently used in Florida’s school accountability system in the high school grades calculation.

The graduation rate is calculated by tracking the number of students who start in a school as ninth graders to the number in the same class who graduate four years later. Individual high school results are displayed in the table below:

 

2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 Graduation Rates, by School

School Name

Graduation rate

2016-17

Graduation rate

2017-18

Graduation rate

2018-19

Booker High

80.4%

82%

81.5%

Imagine School at North Port

89.1%

92.1%

93.7%

North Port High

84.0%

87.7%

89.8%

Pine View School

100%

99.5%

100%

Riverview High

85.7%

91.4%

88.7%

Sarasota High

81.4%

84.6%

89.4%

Sarasota Military Academy

96.7%

94.8%

96.5%

Suncoast Polytechnical High

92.7%

99.2%

99.2%

Venice High

89.2%

93.6%

92.4%

Sarasota County School District

85.7%

89.8%

89.4%

State

82.3%

86.1%

86.9%

 

About Sarasota County Schools

Sarasota County Schools is committed to providing unrivaled academic, emotional and civic growth to every student, every day. As one of the leading employers on the Suncoast, Sarasota County Schools boasts 54 schools that expertly cater to the diverse needs of over 43,900 students. We are one of two Florida school districts to consistently earn an A-grade every year since 2004 and have been awarded the Mid-Sized School District of the Year by the University of Cambridge. Our passionate educators empower students to take charge of their academic and personal success, a practice we believe fosters lifelong growth and achievement. We actively maintain the district’s tradition of excellence and ensure that tradition extends to all students. Our commitment to our students extends beyond graduation to make sure they not only graduate on time, but do so college and career ready. Want to take your student’s education to the next level? Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or visit www.SarasotaCountySchools.net.

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