DATE:  December 19, 2016

Flynn Fidgeon, Public Information Officer
Phone:  772-564-5527


On Friday, December 16, The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) released student graduation rates for the 2015-16 school year.  And, in Indian River County, the graduation rate for the 2015-16 school year was 87.2%, up 6% from the previous year.

Graduation rates for 2015-2016 by schools:

Indian River Charter            94.9%  (previously 94%)

Sebastian River                    85.3%  (previously 80.4%)

Vero Beach                           89.4%  (previously 81.6%)

School District                      87.2%  (previously 81.2%)

Florida                                   80.7% (previously 77.9%)

Nation                                    83.2% (2014-2015)

Graduation rates for 2015-2016 by subgroups:

Asian                          87.5%  (previously 83.3%)

Black                          74.2%  (previously 64.6%)

Hispanic                    85.6%  (previously 78.9%)

Multiracial                86.2%  (previously 73.7%)

White                         90.7%  (previously 86.1%)

“This is great news, not only for our high schools, but for our entire school system.  The best measure of our successas a school district is our graduation rate.  The fact that we increased 6 points in a single year, and that we are well above the state and national average is outstanding.  We increased at each school and increased in each and every ethnic subgroup.  Of note is the increase of almost 10 points for our African American students and the almost 13 point gain for our Multiracial students.  Our entire school community should be proud of this increase,” said Superintendent Rendell.