Florida’s high school graduation rate is among the lowest in the nation.
This according to a news release from the Associated Press, as reported by WCTV.
The AP reports that a document released on Monday, April 28, at the Building a GradNation Summit in Washington D.C. found Florida’s 75 percent graduation rate to be about five percentage points lower than the nationwide average.
The findings were reportedly based on U.S. Department of Education statistics from 2012, with researchers predicting that the national graduation rate should reach 90 percent by 2020.
Four other states tied with Florida for having the lowest graduation rate, and six other ones had even lower graduation rates.
The good news is that even though Florida ranked in the bottom tier, student graduation rates have actually been improving. In 2006, according to the report, about 60 percent of Florida students graduated.