Team Duval celebrates record-high graduation rate

Jan. 25, 2024 – Team Duval has an exciting new milestone to celebrate — a record-high graduation rate.

Data released by the state of Florida reveals a district graduate rate of 87.2% for the 2022-2023 school year. This marks the highest graduation rate the district has earned in the years in which the state did not waive any testing requirements. What’s more, this new rate is a 13.2 percentage point increase over the last 10 years, and an impressive 28.9 percentage point increase since the 2009-10 school year.

“When I see our latest graduation rates, I can’t help but reflect on our vision statement: That every student is inspired and prepared for success in college or a career, and life. These results are proof that we are making strides in preparing our students to meet the rigors required to graduate high school and successfully transition into their next stage of life,” said Superintendent Dr. Dana Kriznar.

Additionally, all student subgroups saw graduation rate increases from the 2021-22 to 2022-23 school years. These groups include African American students, Hispanic students, low socioeconomic students, exceptional education students, and English language learners. Several of these subgroups also saw record-high graduation rates for the years in which state requirements were not waived. Among them are:

  • African American students — 85.5%
  • Low socioeconomic students — 83.9%
  • Exceptional education students — 88.0%

With the exception of Hispanic students, Duval County Public Schools outperformed the state in all subgroups.

When it comes to the district’s traditional high schools, the news is just as promising. The overall graduation rate remains above 90% at 92.24, which is a 1.46 percentage point increase over the previous school year. Some notable accomplishments include:

  • Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts and Stanton College Preparatory both earned 100% graduation rates.
  • Englewood High School and Jean Ribault High School had the highest graduation rate increases in the district, up by 7.43% and 7.6% respectively.
  • Samuel W. Wolfson had the highest increase in the last 10 years, with its graduation rate increasing 22.97 percentage points to 98.8% since the 2013-14 school year.
  • Mt. Herman Exceptional Student Center, a school for students with severe disabilities, saw a 17.5% increase in its graduation rate in one school year— from 62.5% in 2022 to 80% in 2023.

“These graduation rates paint a picture of the continued commitment, perseverance, and dedication of our educators, administrators, support staff, and our students,” said Dr. Kriznar. “To put it simply — our work has not been easy. But at the end of the day, Team Duval is not one to fold under pressure. What I’ve seen in this past school year, and in many others before, is a continued resilience of our teachers, school leaders and staff to provide the best educational experience possible to our students.”

The state of Florida had a record graduation rate of 88%. The state has increased 11.9 points over the last 10 years and 19 percentage points since the 2009-10 school year.

Below are the 2022-23 graduation rates for the district’s traditional high schools.

Traditional Public SchoolsGraduation Rate
A. Philip Randolph84.85%
Andrew Jackson High96.51%
Atlantic Coast High95.34%
Baldwin Middle-High Schl95.42%
Darnell Cookman100%
Douglas Anderson Sch Arts99.57%
Duncan U. Fletcher High95.76%
Edward White High School90.91%
Englewood High School80.05%
First Coast High School87.2%
Frank H Peterson Academies90.95%
Jean Ribault High School95.7%
Mandarin High School96.9%
Paxon Advanced Studies99.34%
Riverside High School84.53%
Samuel W. Wolfson High School98.83%
Sandalwood High School92.4%
Stanton College Prep.100%
Terry Parker High School84.51%
Westside High School82.39%
William M. Raines High School94.41%

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