Graduation rates up in Miami-Dade, slip in Broward

Miami-Dade students continue to earn high school diplomas at an increasing clip, according to new state data.

Graduation rates released Wednesday show 77.2 percent of high schoolers graduated last year in Dade, compared to 75.6 percent statewide and 75.3 percent in Broward.

The rates are based on the number of high school students who graduate in four years. For Miami-Dade, the numbers showed a seventh straight increase, and confirmed that black and Hispanic students continue to graduate in greater numbers.

“Not only did we increase at all levels, but we did better than the state in all levels,” Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said. “There is basically no large system in the state of Florida that comes close.”

The Broward school district saw its rate drop a little in 2012-13, but the district, like Miami-Dade and the state, has seen its graduation rate rise dramatically in the last 10 years.

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