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Top 10 Florida school districts with the most inflated graduation rates



Around Tampa Bay, Hillsborough is tops when it comes to the biggest gap - 12 percentage points - between its official graduation rate and a truer rate that doesn't discount at-risk students who transferred into adult education programs. But it's not No. 1 statewide.

That distinction falls to tiny Liberty County in the Panhandle, which had a 16.5 percentage point gap between the two rates. Rounding out the Top 10: Columbia, Escambia, Seminole, Union, Jackson, Hillsborough, St. Lucie, Volusia and Marion.

St. Petersburg Times number cruncher extraordinaire Connie Humburg calculated a revised graduation rate for every district - and every high school - in the state. To see your school or district, click on the link below.

[Last modified: Monday, December 20, 2010 12:46pm]


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