St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) earned a historic graduation rate of 94.5% which exceeds the state average of 90.1%. The six traditional high schools boasted an unprecedented rate of 98.6% for the 2020-2021 school year. This is the 5th consecutive year that the graduation rate for SLPS is above 90%. SLPS improved its state ranking to 7th in the state out of 67 districts.
Furthermore, SLPS continues to increase the graduation rate for all groups of students as demonstrated by improvement of Hispanic, Black, White, and Exceptional Education students. The graduation rate for Hispanic students improved from 94% to 95.6%; Black students improved from 92.5% to 94.3%; White students improved from 92.4% to 93.1%, and Exceptional Education students improved their graduation rate from 91.6% to 92.3%. Moreover, all groups continue to rank among the highest in the state.
“A graduation rate of 99% for our traditional high schools represents the highest graduation rate ever achieved in the school district. This is a tremendous accomplishment as our trend continues to increase for all students despite experiencing one of the most challenging years in education. I commend our students, teachers, administrators, and staff. All demographic groups continue to perform at very high levels and our students are graduating from high school prepared to enroll in college or directly enter the workforce due to our strong career and technical programs,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.