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ERIC Number: ED627242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Jan-4
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
FY21 Federal High School Graduation Rates. Executive Summary
Tierney, Edward C.; Sheffield, Glenda; Miller, Adam
School District of Palm Beach County
On January 4, 2022 the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released high school graduation rates for the State of Florida and the District. The FY21 Federal High School Graduation Rate includes standard diplomas but excludes special diplomas and General Education Diplomas (GEDs). Students with Disabilities (SWD) on Access Points curriculum are working to earn a standard diploma and are included as graduates, if successful. It should be noted that due to COVID-19, assessment requirements for graduation were waived for FY20 seniors who had yet to meet them, but were reinstated for FY21 seniors. This fact should be kept in mind when comparing the FY20 graduation rates with other years. In FY21, the District's overall graduation rate was 91.0%. In addition, the District's overall graduation rate exceeded Florida and 5 of the other large urban school districts as well as having the largest single year increase. District-operated high schools exceeded the School Board's Strategic Plan goal of 90% by posting a graduation rate of 95.9%. The tables presented in this report provide five-year (FY17-FY21) historical summaries. Table 1 reports the graduation rates for Florida, the District, and the other large urban school districts. Table 2 shows the graduation rates for Black, Hispanic, White, ELL, FRL, and SWD students. Table 3 reports the graduation rates for District-operated and Charter schools. Tables 4 to 6 report graduation rates for District-operated high schools, Charter high schools, and Alternative high schools, respectively. [For the FY20 report, see ED611689.]
School District Palm Beach County. Department of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, 3300 Forest Hill Boulevard Suite B250, West Palm Beach, FL 33406; Tel: 561-434-8850; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC), Department of Research and Evaluation (DRE)
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A