Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) reached a new district record high and has 17 traditional high schools with graduation rates above 90 percent. OCPS now outperforms the state by 2.4 percentage points, expanding this advantage by almost two percentage points in the 2016-17 school year.
“Our graduation rates are a result of the hard work of our teachers, students, parents and principals,” said Superintendent Barbara Jenkins. “The increase reflects the vision of Orange County Public Schools, to be the top producer of successful students in the nation. We will always strive to improve our graduation rates as we prepare our more than 207,000 brilliant students for college and career.”
The graduation rates of OCPS traditional high schools and the overall district increased by 1.6 and 3.4 percentage points, for a 93.8 and 84.7 respectively.
“This is truly a tribute to the dedication of our students, teachers, guidance counselors, and principals who are to be commended for their commitment to excellence,” said School Board Chair Bill Sublette. “The fact that 17 of our traditional high schools have now reached over 90 percent graduation rate is true testament of the effort that they have put forth every day.”
The graduation rate outpaces the national graduation rate and a majority of the large, urban school districts.
Seventeen of our high schools attained a graduation rate greater than 90 percent. None of our traditional high schools report a rate below 83.9 percent and all of our traditional high schools earned a graduation rate above the state’s graduation rate of 82.3 percent.
In addition, 16 schools increased their graduation rates in 2016-17, led by Colonial and Ocoee high schools. They increased their graduation rate by 4.1 and 4.0 percentage points respectively. The top three highest graduation rates for traditional high schools in the district are:
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