Dr. Joseph Burke, Superintendent of Schools, announced Monroe County’s graduation rate increased again this year.

According to results released by the Florida Department of Education, the county’s graduation rate increased 3.8 percent from last year to 85.4 percent while the state graduation rate increased 2.7 percent to 79 percent.

Over the last three years, Monroe County’s NGA Graduation rate has increased 6.9 percent. Dr. Burke said, “I applaud our students, teachers, school leaders, and parents for their hard work to make this happen.”

In September 2009, the state changed the way that high schools are graded. The new grading system incorporates the graduation rate formula recommended by the National Governors Association (NGA), which includes standard and special diplomas, but excludes all GEDs. This NGA rate is a cohort rate that measures the percent of entering ninth graders who earn diplomas within four years. The NGA rate replaces Florida’s previous calculation that included all GEDs.

NGA Graduation Rate

 

2008-09

2009-10

+/-

Monroe County

81.6%

85.4%

3.8

Coral Shores High School

86.5%

87.34%

.84

Key West High School

82.9%

89.13%

6.23

Marathon High School

80.0%

88.09%

8.09

 

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