High School Dropout Rates in Florida, increase or decrease? How does Monroe county stack up against the rest?

June 17, 2014   /   byMaria Garcia  / Categories :  Blog

Florida’s dropout rate is 4.6%, with another 19.8% not calculated as graduates under the federal regulated calculation because they retained or earned a certificate of completion, special diploma or GED-based diploma. The figure below illustrates the proportions of students in the 2012-2013 cohort who graduated, dropped out and did not graduate.
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Florida’s single-year dropout rate has fluctuated slightly over the past five years from a high of 2.3 percent in 2008-2009 to a low of 1.9 percent in 2010-11 and 2011-12. The single-year dropout rate sometimes causes confusion when attempting to compare to the graduation rate.  The differences are because these rates apply to different periods of time, (4 years vs 1 year), and the rates apply to different populations (Graduation rate tracks the progress of a group of students who entered the same grade at the same time over a four year period, whereas single year dropout rate identifies all 9th-12th grade students in one year.)

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Congratulations Florida, graduation rates have significantly increased within the past 10 years!  The graduation rate rose from 59.2% percent in 2003-2004 to 75.6% in 2012-2013, with a 1.1 percent increase just this past year.  The US Department of Education uses a federal regulated calculation based on a four year adjusted graduation rate that includes standard diplomas but excludes GED’s and special diplomas.  This calculation is used to compare rates across the country.

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Click to check out this interactive map, showing how Florida’s graduation rate compares with other states!

Now, how does Monroe County stack up against other counties in Florida?  Check out the tables below.

Graduation Rates by District, 2008-09 through 2012-13*

District 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
01 Alachua 55.9% 62.6% 63.4% 68.7% 72.6%
02 Baker 68.9% 64.5% 65.0% 72.8% 72.1%
03 Bay 64.2% 69.2% 68.1% 73.7% 73.0%
04 Bradford 59.0% 51.8% 61.1% 64.2% 67.5%
05 Brevard 78.5% 80.6% 81.4% 85.2% 87.4%
06 Broward 68.4% 72.4% 71.6% 76.4% 75.3%
07 Calhoun 71.3% 76.1% 74.1% 77.3% 80.6%
08 Charlotte 70.7% 73.4% 73.0% 79.2% 75.5%
09 Citrus 65.9% 68.9% 74.5% 78.0% 80.1%
10 Clay** 67.0% 70.0% 74.4% 74.2% 77.9%
11 Collier 68.1% 70.6% 72.5% 78.4% 81.3%
12 Columbia 56.6% 59.9% 63.2% 64.8% 65.7%
13 Miami-Dade 62.0% 68.3% 71.3% 76.0% 77.2%
14 DeSoto 57.8% 53.2% 63.1% 67.9% 61.6%
15 Dixie 61.9% 56.0% 52.5% 77.1% 82.4%
16 Duval 55.8% 58.3% 63.3% 67.7% 72.1%
17 Escambia 56.2% 55.5% 57.7% 62.1% 64.2%
18 Flagler 65.1% 69.7% 70.1% 74.8% 76.9%
19 Franklin 62.4% 57.8% 59.0% 59.0% 58.8%
20 Gadsden 48.2% 43.0% 55.1% 61.4% 58.3%
21 Gilchrist 77.3% 77.7% 79.9% 85.9% 89.7%
22 Glades 56.4% 56.0% 47.7% 64.8% 61.8%
23 Gulf 75.4% 81.9% 77.6% 84.7% 85.7%
24 Hamilton 47.7% 52.6% 65.0% 55.0% 55.5%
25 Hardee 57.6% 60.4% 65.7% 63.6% 65.2%
26 Hendry 60.6% 69.2% 65.6% 73.5% 67.8%
27 Hernando 65.4% 68.8% 71.5% 74.2% 74.1%
28 Highlands 59.7% 58.8% 60.2% 62.1% 61.8%
29 Hillsborough 66.1% 66.7% 69.3% 72.6% 74.1%
30 Holmes 79.3% 78.2% 75.1% 72.8% 78.1%
31 Indian River 67.6% 67.2% 71.7% 80.9% 80.1%
32 Jackson 63.4% 68.1% 64.7% 69.2% 72.1%
33 Jefferson 39.2% 43.5% 38.6% 42.6% 35.1%
34 Lafayette 64.1% 81.3% 63.8% 65.8% 87.5%
35 Lake 66.1% 70.9% 75.4% 78.2% 78.3%
36 Lee 65.7% 69.8% 68.9% 71.9% 74.4%
37 Leon 64.4% 64.1% 68.4% 71.3% 77.0%
38 Levy 55.0% 61.1% 61.0% 72.2% 77.8%
39 Liberty 61.8% 58.2% 53.5% 64.2% 68.9%
40 Madison 70.3% 56.3% 57.1% 66.3% 64.0%
41 Manatee 64.4% 67.9% 64.7% 76.2% 76.8%
42 Marion 58.3% 62.8% 69.8% 75.2% 76.7%
43 Martin 71.2% 75.5% 82.4% 84.9% 87.7%
44 Monroe 63.9% 71.2% 66.4% 68.6% 71.3%
45 Nassau 66.4% 76.4% 79.9% 89.0% 90.9%
46 Okaloosa 85.2% 86.2% 84.5% 83.3% 82.7%
47 Okeechobee 56.9% 58.5% 61.9% 58.9% 63.0%
48 Orange 67.4% 71.8% 71.4% 73.9% 75.9%
49 Osceola 71.9% 75.8% 76.1% 77.5% 78.1%
50 Palm Beach 70.1% 74.8% 74.3% 77.0% 76.3%
51 Pasco 62.2% 67.2% 71.0% 76.6% 75.9%
52 Pinellas 62.5% 64.8% 65.2% 72.0% 71.9%
53 Polk 61.3% 62.9% 66.4% 67.6% 69.4%
54 Putnam 56.4% 57.7% 63.2% 58.9% 58.2%
55 St. Johns 83.0% 83.9% 85.8% 86.0% 86.7%
56 St. Lucie 62.0% 63.7% 65.4% 70.6% 67.7%
57 Santa Rosa 72.8% 74.7% 77.8% 77.2% 78.9%
58 Sarasota 66.3% 71.4% 70.7% 78.0% 76.2%
59 Seminole 75.4% 77.8% 78.8% 80.3% 83.8%
60 Sumter 69.8% 73.6% 75.3% 77.7% 78.5%
61 Suwannee 52.7% 53.7% 54.4% 59.5% 59.5%
62 Taylor 59.0% 57.8% 61.1% 63.5% 62.4%
63 Union 63.8% 64.3% 73.7% 70.4% 79.0%
64 Volusia 58.7% 63.9% 62.0% 66.8% 68.0%
65 Wakulla 62.3% 65.9% 74.7% 70.4% 78.9%
66 Walton 72.1% 74.2% 74.2% 74.5% 77.6%
67 Washington 71.4% 75.1% 68.7% 71.1% 71.0%
68 Deaf/Blind 54.1% 54.3% 64.3% 36.9% 44.0%
69 Wash. Special 0.0% 0.0% 3.2% 0.0% #
71 FL Virtual # #
72 FAU Lab Sch 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
73 FSU Chtr Sch 97.1% 97.2% 98.5% 98.5% 97.6%
74 FAMU Lab Sch 93.5% 94.6% 95.1% 81.8% 92.9%
75 UF Lab Sch 93.2% 95.7% 95.6% 94.8% 95.0%
  FLORIDA 65.5% 69.0% 70.6% 74.5% 75.6%

*Source: 2012-13 Florida Department of Education (FDOE) cohort graduation data as of 10/18/13.

**Clay County’s 2011-12 rate was revised after the official release.

A pound sign (#) replaces data when the cohort is fewer than ten students. A blank cell indicates no students in the cohort.

 

Cohort Outcomes by Withdrawal Code Category, 2012-13

District Adjusted Cohort Total % Graduating with Standard Diploma % Special Diplomas % Graduating with GED or GED-based Diplomas % Other Non-graduates % Dropping Out
01 Alachua 2,102 72.6% 1.9% 0.2% 17.8% 7.5%
02 Baker 333 72.1% 1.8% 1.5% 15.0% 9.6%
03 Bay 1,838 73.0% 1.2% 1.8% 20.8% 3.2%
04 Bradford 197 67.5% 5.6% 0.5% 18.8% 7.6%
05 Brevard 5,479 87.4% 1.0% 2.1% 8.0% 1.5%
06 Broward 19,848 75.3% 0.8% 0.2% 20.6% 3.1%
07 Calhoun 170 80.6% 4.1% 7.6% 1.8% 5.9%
08 Charlotte 1,463 75.5% 1.0% 2.3% 13.9% 7.4%
09 Citrus 1,179 80.1% 2.0% 1.6% 12.2% 4.2%
10 Clay 2,922 77.9% 1.4% 1.8% 15.9% 2.9%
11 Collier 3,155 81.3% 1.4% 3.4% 8.2% 5.7%
12 Columbia 686 65.7% 3.2% 1.7% 28.1% 1.2%
13 Miami-Dade 25,622 77.2% 0.5% 0.8% 15.9% 5.7%
14 DeSoto 318 61.6% 1.3% 4.7% 23.0% 9.4%
15 Dixie 148 82.4% 2.7% 0.0% 8.8% 6.1%
16 Duval 7,913 72.1% 2.0% 1.5% 18.7% 5.7%
17 Escambia 3,115 64.2% 3.0% 1.2% 28.3% 3.3%
18 Flagler 1,024 76.9% 1.4% 0.0% 17.4% 4.4%
19 Franklin 80 58.8% 0.0% 2.5% 31.3% 7.5%
20 Gadsden 302 58.3% 4.0% 0.3% 30.5% 7.0%
21 Gilchrist 156 89.7% 1.3% 0.0% 6.4% 2.6%
22 Glades 76 61.8% 2.6% 0.0% 26.3% 9.2%
23 Gulf 147 85.7% 1.4% 0.0% 12.2% 0.7%
24 Hamilton 110 55.5% 2.7% 2.7% 20.9% 18.2%
25 Hardee 330 65.2% 2.4% 0.9% 19.4% 12.1%
26 Hendry 566 67.8% 1.6% 3.2% 18.4% 9.0%
27 Hernando 1,743 74.1% 1.5% 6.6% 11.2% 6.6%
28 Highlands 889 61.8% 3.4% 1.0% 20.8% 13.0%
29 Hillsborough 14,534 74.1% 1.3% 1.9% 19.6% 3.1%
30 Holmes 242 78.1% 1.2% 1.7% 9.1% 9.9%
31 Indian River 1,308 80.1% 1.1% 1.7% 15.1% 1.9%
32 Jackson 488 72.1% 0.8% 4.1% 18.6% 4.3%
33 Jefferson 74 35.1% 4.1% 1.4% 47.3% 12.2%
34 Lafayette 80 87.5% 1.3% 1.3% 10.0% 0.0%
35 Lake 3,076 78.3% 1.3% 1.4% 13.7% 5.3%
36 Lee 6,012 74.4% 2.4% 1.0% 19.4% 2.8%
37 Leon 2,049 77.0% 1.6% 0.9% 17.5% 3.0%
38 Levy 388 77.8% 1.3% 0.0% 16.0% 4.9%
39 Liberty 90 68.9% 3.3% 0.0% 24.4% 3.3%
40 Madison 186 64.0% 6.5% 3.2% 23.1% 3.2%
41 Manatee 3,077 76.8% 2.8% 0.4% 15.3% 4.7%
42 Marion 3,105 76.7% 2.0% 2.8% 14.8% 3.6%
43 Martin 1,456 87.7% 1.2% 1.2% 8.5% 1.4%
44 Monroe 603 71.3% 1.7% 5.1% 17.1% 4.8%
45 Nassau 804 90.9% 1.0% 1.0% 6.3% 0.7%
46 Okaloosa 2,050 82.7% 1.3% 0.9% 13.8% 1.3%
47 Okeechobee 446 63.0% 2.0% 4.0% 13.5% 17.5%
48 Orange 13,273 75.9% 0.9% 0.2% 19.9% 3.1%
49 Osceola 4,185 78.1% 2.0% 0.0% 17.8% 2.1%
50 Palm Beach 13,914 76.3% 1.4% 0.7% 13.2% 8.4%
51 Pasco 4,907 75.9% 1.6% 3.6% 15.8% 3.1%
52 Pinellas 8,285 71.9% 1.3% 2.3% 20.6% 4.0%
53 Polk 6,728 69.4% 2.1% 1.2% 15.5% 11.9%
54 Putnam 744 58.2% 7.8% 4.7% 15.1% 14.2%
55 St. Johns 2,483 86.7% 1.5% 0.4% 7.7% 3.6%
56 St. Lucie 3,132 67.7% 1.1% 0.0% 25.4% 5.8%
57 Santa Rosa 1,934 78.9% 1.2% 1.6% 14.7% 3.6%
58 Sarasota 3,347 76.2% 1.7% 4.9% 12.2% 5.1%
59 Seminole 5,199 83.8% 0.9% 0.9% 13.5% 0.8%
60 Sumter 517 78.5% 2.9% 1.5% 9.3% 7.7%
61 Suwannee 388 59.5% 4.4% 1.3% 30.9% 3.9%
62 Taylor 197 62.4% 3.0% 0.5% 24.9% 9.1%
63 Union 162 79.0% 0.0% 0.0% 19.8% 1.2%
64 Volusia 4,837 68.0% 1.7% 0.0% 27.8% 2.5%
65 Wakulla 304 78.9% 1.3% 2.6% 11.8% 5.3%
66 Walton 478 77.6% 1.3% 0.2% 13.6% 7.3%
67 Washington 259 71.0% 1.5% 2.3% 18.1% 6.9%
68 Deaf/Blind 91 44.0% 34.1% 0.0% 22.0% 0.0%
69 Wash. Special # # # # # #
71 FL Virtual # # # # # #
72 FAU Lab Sch 29 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
73 FSU Chtr Sch 168 97.6% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 0.0%
74 FAMU Lab Sch 42 92.9% 0.0% 0.0% 7.1% 0.0%
75 UF Lab Sch 119 95.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.7% 3.4%
  FLORIDA 197,709 75.6% 1.4% 1.3% 17.1% 4.6%

*Source: 2012-13 Florida Department of Education (FDOE) cohort graduation data as of 10/18/13.

A pound sign (#) replaces data when the cohort is fewer than ten students. A blank cell indicates no students in the cohort.

 

*Source: Florida Department of Education

 

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