Graduation Rate Rises by 4% to Highest Level Ever

Graduation Rate Rises by 4% to Highest Level Ever
Posted on 12/20/2018
Graduation Rate Rises by 4% to Highest Level Ever

The Florida Department of Education just released the 2017/18 graduation rates and Lee County has shown dramatic improvement.

The graduation rate increased to 82.6% for the 2018 graduation class, a 4.1 % increase from the year before and the highest level attained by the district.

Here are the highlights:

  • Overall graduation rate increased by 4.1% (78.7% to 82.8%)
  • African-American rate increased by 6.1%
  • English Language Learner’s (ELL) rate increased by 4.5%
  • Exceptional Student Education (ESE) rate increased by 16.6%

“These numbers are fantastic,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins. “We are constantly improving student achievement and this proves that the direction we have taken is working. I am extremely proud our students for their hard work and our staff for the dedication to student success.”

Two high schools had more than a ten percent improvement in their graduation rates, East Lee County and the Lee Virtual Franchise.  Eleven of the fourteen high schools increased their graduation rates in 17-18. Twelve schools graduated more than 90% of their students.

2018 School Graduation Rates

School Name

Total Grads

Total Cohort

Total Federal Graduation Rate

CAPE CORAL HIGH SCHOOL

336

366

91.1

CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL

340

366

92.9

DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL

358

430

83.3

EAST LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

355

442

80.3

ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL

383

403

95

FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL

440

447

98.4

IDA S. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

388

412

94.2

ISLAND COAST HIGH SCHOOL

312

331

94.3

LEE COUNTY VIRTUAL FRANCHISE

50

55

90.9

LEHIGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

391

426

91.8

MARINER HIGH SCHOOL

349

371

94.1

NORTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL

405

418

96.9

RIVERDALE HIGH SCHOOL

523

551

94.9

SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL

413

466

90.6