These high school graduation rates for four-year students is done using the methodology developed by the U.S. Dept. of Education to develop a graduation rate that provided parents, educators and the public with better information on their school’s progress while allowing for meaningful comparisons of graduation rates across states and school districts. The new graduation rate measurement more accurately accounted for drop-outs and students who do not earn a regular high school diploma.
Escambia County’s overall graduation rate ranked 60th out of 67 counties. For white students, the rank was 54; for African-American students, 64 out of 67 counties.