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State releases 2016-17 graduation rates: Collier County Public Schools are up 1.5% from 86.7% to 88.2%!

2016-17 High School Graduation Rate

 

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released high school graduation rates for the class of 2017 on January 10, 2018. 

 

The statewide graduation rate for Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) climbed to 88.2 %, an increase of 15.7 percentage points since 2010-11 and 1.5 percentage points over last year.  This rate is the highest graduation rate in the history of CCPS.

 

This is further evidence that more students are achieving success by earning a standard high school diploma, which will enable them to pursue their college and career goals.

 

 

4-Year Federal Graduation Rate

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

FY16

FY17

Barron Collier High

87.7

91.3

93.1

92

93

92.70

92.4

Collier Virtual School

 

 

 

 

 

 

46.2

Everglades City

45.5

100

88.9

90.9

--

--

88.2

Golden Gate High

60.9

72.9

78.2

73.3

90.2

87.70

92.8

Gulf Coast High

90.4

94.2

94.1

95.1

94.6

97.40

96.4

Immokalee High

64.7

79.8

86.8

89.1

90.9

91.00

90.6

L. Walker Technical High

77.3

93

94.5

100

97.5

97.30

99.3

Lely High

74.3

83.6

89.7

91.3

87.2

89.80

94.5

Naples High

86.4

88.6

88.1

92.4

90.9

90.60

93.1

Palmetto Ridge High

82.3

84.1

87.8

87.3

89.3

91.90

94.9

Marco Island Academy

--

--

--

89.5

97.3

98.20

100.0

District

72.5

78.4

81.3

82.1

84.3

86.70

88.2

State

70.6

74.5

75.6

76.1

77.9

80.70

82.3

 

Collier County’s four-year graduation rate is 88.2%.  However, that does not mean that the remaining students in the cohort will be non-graduates.  In many cases, those students are able to complete graduation requirements, but will take longer than four years. Non-graduates include students who may have been retained as they have not completed all of their requirements and are still in school, received certificates of completion, received GED-based diplomas, or are continuing their education in adult education programs.

 

“We appreciate the efforts of our dedicated teachers, staff, parents, and our strong community partners in supporting our students. With an increase in the graduation rate, more students are ready to pursue higher education and career opportunities.  Increased graduation rates can be attributed to an ongoing strategic focus on student achievement, professional learning for staff, and an ongoing emphasis on school readiness at all levels”. - Dr. Patton, Superintendent, Collier County Public Schools