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Graduation Rates Are at an All-Time High in the Big Bend

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 13:47:49-05

TALLAHASSEE FLA. (WTXL)-- In Leon County, the overall graduation rate reached 87.2 percent, an increase of 3.7 percent from last year.

Leon County also outperformed the state average by 9.4 percent.

Superintendent Jackie Pons applauded principals and teachers of the district, saying one of the biggest achievements was the title of "Highest rank majority-minority school district" in the entire state of Florida.

Pons says Leon County Schools is focused on closing the gap in education.

Chiles High School led the school district with the highest graduation rate at 92.7 percent.

Leon High showed the greatest rate of change, increasing the rate by more than 6 percent.

Gadsden County's rate also improved, jumping 9.4 percent over the last year.

In Jefferson County, the rate improved to 73.3 percent, a more than 16 percent increase but, it remains below the state average.

The state's average graduation rate is 77.8 percent.

The full list of statistics can be found by clicking here.