High School Graduation Rates

Rhema Thompson

More high school students graduated in Duval County in 2014 than ever before, newly released state data shows.

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MIAMI (AP) — Florida's high school graduation rate is among the lowest in the nation.

Rhema Thompson

  A new partnership to boost graduation numbers and curb dropout rates in the Jacksonville kicks off this Spring.

  The city is one of 100 across the nation selected to host a GradNation Community Summit this April.  The graduation-focused summit is sponsored by the Colin and Alma Powell foundation "America's Promise Alliance" and aims to increase graduation rates in school districts to 90 percent by 2020.

Currently, Duval County's graduation rate is just over 72 percent.

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The Duval County Public Schools has seen its best high school graduation rates in district history.