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MCSD Outperforms State, Sees Increase in High School Graduation Rate
The Martin County School District's graduation rate for the 2017-2018 school year increased to 87.9 percent according to data released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education, a 4 percentage point increase over the previous school year. The graduation rate for the three traditional, District-operated schools increased to 91.6 percent, a 5.5 percentage point increase above the state's overall graduation rate of 86.1 percent.
Graduation rates in Martin County increased for all demographic subgroups, as the District continues its focus on educating all students for success. The graduation rate for Black students rose 15.3 percentage points to 86.4 percent during the 2017-2018 school year, while the graduation rate for Hispanic students rose 2.8 percentage points to 73 percent.
"One of the greatest indicators of our success as a school district lies in the number of students walking across the graduation stage each year, knowing that they are fully prepared to begin the next chapter of their lives," Superintendent Laurie J. Gaylord shared. "I always say that when it comes to our students, 'all means all.' While we still have work to do in our quest to ensure that all Martin County students become high school graduates, I feel confident that we are headed in the right direction. Today's results are a testament to the hard work and commitment of our students, faculty and staff."
Graduation rates are based on students who finish high school "on time," within four years of entering ninth grade. Graduation rates for each school are listed below.
Martin County High School, 91 percent
South Fork High School, 91.2 percent
Jensen Beach High School, 92.6 percent
Clark Advanced Learning Center, 100 percent
**Students attending Spectrum Junior/Senior High School and Willoughby Learning Center who graduated were counted toward the graduation rate of their home-zoned school.**