The Florida Department of Education released the 2021-22 graduation rates for the state, school districts and high schools and OCPS traditional schools outperformed. Graduation rates represent a return to traditional graduation requirements and the exclusion of COVID-19 related waivers.
Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Maria Vazquez credited hard work by local teachers, students, parents, administrators and support staff.
The district average graduation rate among 20 traditional high schools is 95.9%, as Lake Buena Vista and Horizon high schools opened in August 2021 and did not have a 2022 graduating cohort. This rate continues to outpace the state’s 87.3% average. But Orlando charter schools bring down the number. The graduation rate of all Orange County Public Schools, which includes both traditional and charter schools, is 87%.
“The district’s graduation rate is a testament to the hard work of our teachers, students, parents, administrators and support staff. We commend them for their commitment to excellence. This is especially notable since the virus disrupted students’ lives causing the ‘covid slide’ worldwide. These students were held to pre-pandemic graduation requirements and succeeded,” said Superintendent Vazquez.
Leading the district, the top three highest graduation rates for traditional high schools are:
|2021-2022 Grad Rate
|Timber Creek High School
|East River High School
|Lake Nona High School