The Escambia County School District lost 680 students from its 2015-16 freshman class when it came time to calculate the Class of 2019 graduation cohort –a 20.2% decline. This happened despite the county adding an estimated 6,007 people over the same period of time. The district lost 20% of its white and black students and 30% of its students that are two or more races from 2015-16 freshman class.
In contrast, Santa Rosa County picked up 74 students.
How much of the loss made it possible for the Escambia County School District to report a higher graduation rate?
Our colleges and universities are measured on retention. Florida public high schools are not.
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