Hernando Schools' graduation rates remain higher than state average

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Brooksville - According to the Florida Department of Education's annual report of graduation rates, Hernando School District's 2021 graduation rate again remains higher than the state average. The 2021 graduation rate for Hernando Schools is 91%, a 0.9 percentage point above  Florida's  90.1%  graduation  rate,  although  the district's 2021 rate is slightly lower than last year's graduation rate of 91.7%.

Both Central High School and Nature Coast Technical High School saw gains over their 2020 graduation rates and, at 94.5%, Nature Coast Technical School has the highest 2021 rate among the district's schools.

"We watched as more than 1,500 students graduated last Spring. Despite a school year with swift and sudden change to the way they learned, students  and  teachers  adjusted  to  digital  learning,  navigated  new instructional platforms and rebounded after breaks in attendance," said John Stratton,  Superintendent  of Schools. "These outcomes are a result of the entire school community - students, teachers, administrators and parents - working through a tough year, together."

The 2020-21 school year marks the second year for the Florida Department of Education's Emergency Order 2020-EO1, which provides exemptions for students who do not meet state assessment requirements due to the pandemic.

2021 School Graduation Rates:

  • Central High - 91%
  • Hernando High - 86.2%
  • Nature Coast Technical - 94.5%
  • Springstead High  -  92.5%
  • Weeki Wachee High - 93.7%
  • Hernando eSchool - 94.2%

2021 State Graduation Rate

  • 90.1%