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MDCPS Office of Communications Banner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 9, 2020
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

M-DCPS Improves Upon Its Historic High-Level Graduation Rate

Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ (M-DCPS) graduation rate has reached an all-time high of 85.6 percent for the 2018-2019 academic year, a .2 percentage point increase from the 85.4 percent the prior year. This rate marks the highest graduation rate M-DCPS has achieved since the Florida Department of Education began tracking graduation statistics with modern methods in the late 1990s. If charter schools are removed from the calculation, the graduation rate for schools managed by the District is 89.2 percent.

Since 2006-2007, the District’s graduation rate has increased almost 27 percentage points from 58.7 percent to 85.6 percent in 2018-19. Following are some highlights of the District’s performance:


  • Hispanic students improved by .6 percentage points to 86.7 percent surpassing the state rate of 85.9.

  • White students improved by .7 percentage points to 91.8 percent surpassing the state rate of 90.2 percent.

  • The District’s graduation rate for Students with Disabilities (SWD) improved by 2.5 percentage points to 82.2 percent surpassing the state rate of 80.6 percent.

  • Economically Disadvantaged students improved by .3 percentage points to 84.9 percent surpassing the state rate of 82.9 percent.

Miami-Dade’s graduation rates for White, Hispanic, SWD and Economically Disadvantaged students exceeded those of the state.

“We can take pride in the fact that Miami-Dade County Public Schools continues to achieve historic graduation rates,” said Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho. “The school district is encouraged and energized by these results and remains committed to building upon our students’ success.”

This is a remarkable achievement for a graduating class that is being measured on the more rigorous Grade 10 FSA ELA assessment.

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