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State Releases 2017-18 Graduation Rates: Collier County Public Schools increased to 91.9%

2018 Assessment Briefing
December 19, 2018


Collier County Public Schools Achieves Record Graduation Rate

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released high school graduation rates for the Class of 2018 on December 19, 2018.


The statewide graduation rate for Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) climbed to 91.9%, an increase of 19.4 percentage points since 2011 and 3.7 percentage points over last year. This rate is the highest Federal graduation rate in the history of CCPS and the largest percentage point increase from year-to-year since 2012. CCPS has risen to a rank of 8th (2018) of 67 districts from 33rd (2011).


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

 

4-Year Federal Graduation Rate

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

FY16

FY17

FY18

Barron Collier High

87.7

91.3

93.1

92

93

92.70

92.4

97.2

Collier Virtual School

 

 

 

 

 

 

46.2

 *

Everglades City

45.5

100

88.9

90.9

--

--

88.2

92.3

Golden Gate High

60.9

72.9

78.2

73.3

90.2

87.70

92.8

96.3

Gulf Coast High

90.4

94.2

94.1

95.1

94.6

97.40

96.4

97.3

Immokalee High

64.7

79.8

86.8

89.1

90.9

91.00

90.6

93.1

L. Walker Technical High

77.3

93

94.5

100

97.5

97.30

99.3

100

Lely High

74.3

83.6

89.7

91.3

87.2

89.80

94.5

95.8

Naples High

86.4

88.6

88.1

92.4

90.9

90.60

93.1

95.3

Palmetto Ridge High

82.3

84.1

87.8

87.3

89.3

91.90

94.9

97.3

Marco Island Academy

--

--

--

89.5

97.3

98.20

100.0

96.5

District

72.5

78.4

81.3

82.1

84.3

86.70

88.2

91.9

State

70.6

74.5

75.6

76.1

77.9

80.70

82.3

86.1

 

Collier County’s four-year graduation rate is 91.9%. However, that does not mean that the remaining students in the cohort will be non-graduates. In some instances, students are able to complete graduation requirements but 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 are so appreciative of the efforts of our dedicated teachers, administrators, staff, and our strong community partners in supporting our students and families. Even with the challenges of Hurricane Irma and missed school days, our seniors showed grit, resilience, and strength through adversity. With an ever-increasing graduation rate, more students are ready to pursue higher education and career opportunities. We attribute the increased graduation rate to an ongoing strategic focus on student achievement, professional learning for staff, and an emphasis on school readiness at all levels. At CCPS, our strategic emphasis on College, Career, and Life Readiness benefits all students” - Dr. Patton, Superintendent, Collier County Public Schools.