Wakulla High School’s Class of 2015 exceeded Florida’s graduation rate according to statistics recently released by the Florida Department of Education. WHS graduated 83% of its seniors within four years, as compared to the state rate of 77.8%.
Wakulla High improved its graduation rate for 2015 to 83% compared to the previous year of 81.7% for the WHS Class of 2014 graduates.
In addition, WHS African American students had a 2015 graduation rate of 83.3%, compared to the 2015 state graduation rate of 67.9% for African American students.
Wakulla High School’s students with disabilities also exceeded the state graduation rate for this subgroup. WHS graduated 64% of students with disabilities compared to the state’s 56.8%. WHS 2015 graduates with disabilities’ rate also improved by ten percent over the 2014 WHS rate of 54%.
States Superintendent Bobby Pearce, “I congratulate all the students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members who put educating the children of Wakulla County as their highest priority. It is gratifying to see the results of pre-kindergarten through grade twelve work pay off in terms of improving graduation rates for all of our students.”
The graduation rate used by Florida is a uniform federal graduation rate that counts only students who graduate with a standard diploma within four years of starting high school.