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Pinellas County 2013 public school graduation rates

Last week, we ranked Pinellas County high schools by their students’ performance on the Common Placement Test, which is one indicator of how ready students are for college. Today, we look at graduation rates released Dec. 11 by the Florida Department of Education.

Below, the county’s 16 traditional public high schools are ranked by 2013 graduation rates. The eight schools that increased their rate by more than 1 percentage point from last year are listed in bold.

Not listed below but worth noting: The graduation rate for black students in Pinellas County increased by nearly 2 percentage points from 2012 to 2013, while the rate for white students remained flat. That means the achievement gap, one of the district’s most vexing problems, narrowed slightly — by nearly 2 percentage points.

There is still a long way to go. The 2013 graduation rate for black students in Pinellas was 56 percent, compared with nearly 77 percent for white students.

2013 vs. 2012 graduation rates

2013 rate is underlined; schools in bold reflect at least a 1 percent improvement from 2012.


Palm Harbor University High: 96, 95

Osceola: 95.9, 95.8

East Lake: 94, 93.7

Tarpon Springs: 90, 89

Boca Ciega: 85, 75

Seminole: 84. 86

St. Petersburg: 83, 82

Countryside: 82, 84

Lakewood: 81.42, 80

Dunedin: 81.39, 81.16

Pinellas Park: 79, 83

Gibbs: 78, 75

Clearwater: 77, 76

Largo: 76, 81

Northeast: 75, 81

Dixie Hollins: 74, 70

Districtwide: 71.8, 71.96

Statewide 75.6, 74.5

* Numbers are rounded except where extra decimals are needed to make comparisons.

Source: Florida Department of Education


Pinellas County 2013 public school graduation rates 12/12/13 [Last modified: Thursday, December 12, 2013 4:11pm]
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