Florida graduation rates reach 12-year high in 2015

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TALLAHASSEE- Florida achieved a 12-year high with the graduation rates for the class of 2015, Governor Rick Scott announced on Tuesday.

The statewide graduation rate climbed to 77.8 percent, an increase of 1.7 percentage points over the previous year, and 7.2 percent since the 2010-2011 school year.

“More students are achieving success by earning a diploma, which will enable them to pursue higher education and meaningful careers,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart.

The governor’s office added African American students’ graduation rate increased 3.2 percentage points since the previous year, while the graduation rate for Hispanic students rose 1.7 percentage points.

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