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LCS ranked 5th in state with over 92% of students graduating

Posted: 2:34 PM, Jan 09, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-09 14:34:13-05
Leon County Schools

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County Schools has ranked in the top five highest graduation rates among all the districts in Florida for the second year in a row.

According to Leon County Schools spokesperson, Chris Petley, LCS has the fifth highest graduation in the state with over 92% of students graduating.

“Once again, I am beaming with pride over our district’s graduation rate. Today we celebrate the hard work of our teachers and the success of our students. I am grateful for everyone who played a part in this accomplishment,” said Superintendent Rocky Hanna.

LCS says they attribute part of this continued success to the multi-tiered support systems in place for every high school student.

This includes the district graduation coach, teachers, guidance counselors and administrators who work collaboratively to ensure student success.

“At Rickards High School, we offer continuous, meaningful, and quality support systems that we implement beginning at ninth grade level. We conduct a grade analysis at each grade level, utilizing the open access opportunity in the advance placement and inter baccalaureate programs; which has also helped improved our students test scores and grades,” said Rickards High School Principal Doug Cook.

“Graduating students is an essential duty of our high schools. Students have the opportunity to begin their life in college, military or the workforce. This achievement also highlights the work of the individual students, support of families and businesses, feeder schools, and the tireless work of our dedicated teachers and staff,” said Chiles High School Principal Joe Burgess.

Here's a breakdown of the data from Florida schools in our coverage area:

COUNTY
14-15
17-18
18-19
Franklin

49%

77.30%

70.60%

Gadsden

65.40%

66.10%

60.40%

Hamiton

73.70%

73.50%

73.10%

Jackson

69.70%

79.20%

84.70%

Jefferson

73.30%

73.40%

62.70%

Lafayette

87%

97.40%

98.80%

Leon

87.20%

93%

92.40%

Liberty

77.70%

77%

84.20%

Madison

58.10%

81.30%

82.50%

Suwannee

67.50%

96.20%

93.70%

Taylor

64.70%

87.70%

83.90%

Wakulla

78.10%

90.10%

91.60%