St. Lucie Public Schools Graduation Rates Continue to Improve

St. Lucie Public Schools Graduation Rates Continue to Improve

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) earned a graduation rate of 93.2% while the six traditional high schools boasted a rate of 98% for the 2019-2020 school year. These rates exceed the state average of 90%. This is the 4th consecutive year that the graduation rate for SLPS is above 90%. SLPS improved its state ranking to 10th in the state out of 67 districts.

Furthermore, St. Lucie Public Schools continues to close the achievement gap as demonstrated by improvement in the graduation rate of Black, Hispanic, and Exceptional Education students. The graduation rate for Black students improved from 85.7% to 92.5%; Hispanic students improved from 92.4% to 94%; Exceptional Education Students improved their graduation rate from 88.3% to 91.6%. Moreover, all subgroups continue to rank among the highest in the state.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment as our trend continues to increase for all students. 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 as evidenced by the robust number of industry certifications earned by our students,” said Superintendent Gent.

 

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 98% at the six traditional high schools.   As a high-ranking 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. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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