The Osceola County School Board and Superintendent Debra Pace are have announced that the 2018-19 high school graduation rate has risen to an all-time high of 90 percent, an increase of 0.7 percent points over last year, according to a School District press release.
The district's graduation rate remains above the state average of 86.9 percent, and ranks 14th out of 67 counties, second highest in the Central Florida region behind Seminole County.
In addition, graduation rates for Hispanic students, English Language Learners, Exceptional Education students, student with disabilities, Families in Transition students and free and reduced lunch students all increased, evidence of the district's commitment to giving every child, every chance, every day, the release stated.
"This wonderful accomplishment doesn't happen without the hard work of our amazing teachers, administrators, and support staff who are committed to student success,” said Superintendent Debra Pace. "Our parents, students, and community as a whole continue to make graduating from high school a priority and the first step in our children's promising futures."