St. Lucie Public Schools Grad Rate Increases to 91.8 Percent

For the second year, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) boasts a graduation rate above 90 percent with 1.7 percent growth this year landing the District at 91.8 percent – well above the State average. All comprehensive high schools in the District scored at or above 91.7 percent with an overall average of 96.5 percent. “This is a monumental accomplishment.  All demographic groups continue to perform at high levels as more and more students graduate each year.  This is vital to support college and career opportunities for our students and will continue to aid economic development in our community,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

According to a report released today by the Florida Department of Education, the District’s comprehensive high schools saw an overall increase of two percent with Port St. Lucie High School achieving a seven-percent hike.  Two high schools laid claim to graduation rates that exceeded 98 percent (Lincoln Park Academy, 99.5, and Treasure Coast High School, 98.1).  St. Lucie West Centennial High School, 97.6; Fort Pierce Central High School, 95.5; Port St. Lucie High School, 96.8; and Fort Pierce Westwood High School, 91.7, far surpassed the State graduation average of 86.1.

Out of 67 Florida districts, SLPS ranks fourth for economically disadvantaged students, fifth for Hispanic students, sixth for ELL students, eighth for ESE students, tenth for Black students, and thirteenth for White students.  Supporting all students in their achievement of graduation goals is the mission of SLPS.  “Our teachers and administrators are dedicated and focused.  They are committed to helping all students achieve their personal best — their persistence is paying off,” said Gent.

  

Comprehensive High Schools – Graduation Rate Details

School 2016-2017 2017-2018 Increase
Fort Pierce Central High School 95.5% 95.5% 0%
Fort Pierce Westwood High School 89.8% 91.7% 1.9%
Lincoln Park Academy 99.6% 99.5% -0.1%
Port St. Lucie High School 89.8% 96.8% 7.0%
St. Lucie West Centennial High School 93.2% 97.6% 4.4%
Treasure Coast High School 97.3% 98.1% 0.8%
DISTRICT TOTAL 90.1% 91.8% 1.7%

 

School White Black Hispanic
  2016-2017 2017-2018 Increase 2016-2017 2017-2018 Increase 2016-2017 2017-2018 Increase
Fort Pierce Central High School 97.1% 96.3% -0.8% 96.2% 93.7% -2.5% 92.2% 96.3% 4.1%
Fort Pierce Westwood High School 92.3% 95.9% 3.6% 91.1% 90.9% -0.2% 84.9% 89.4% 4.5%
Lincoln Park Academy 99.1% 99.0% -0.1% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0%
Port St. Lucie High School 89.3% 98.8% 9.4% 88.0% 95.7% 7.7% 91.0% 95.6% 4.6%
St. Lucie West Centennial High School 93.9% 98.2% 4.3% 92.7% 97.8% 5.1% 92.7% 97.1% 4.4%
Treasure Coast High School 97.8% 97.6% -0.2% 96.1% 98.2% 2.1% 97.4% 98.1% 0.6%
St Lucie School District 91.5% 92.4% 0.9% 88.1% 90.1% 2.0% 89.6% 92.5% 2.9%

 

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.