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.