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Learning Disabilities and the Educational System
Florida Graduation and Dropout Rates by District 1998-99
 
District
Graduation Rate
Dropout Rate
Alachua 
63.34
5.7% 
Baker 
55.73%
9.7% 
Bay 
55.93%
2.5% 
Bradford 
60.41%
3.2% 
Brevard 
63.98%
3.5% 
Broward 
53.45%
2.8% 
Calhoun 
83.53%
1.8% 
Charolotte 
68.42%
3.2% 
Citrus 
70.81%
7.9% 
Clay 
65.30%
2.8% 
Collier 
63.02%
5.8% 
Columbia 
63.60%
4.9% 
Dade 
53.23%
10.6% 
Desoto 
62.71%
5.4% 
Dixie 
60.54%
3.5% 
Duval 
58.65%
8.6% 
Escambia 
62.59%
2.6%
Flagler 
63.52%
1.8% 
Franklin 
71.17%
3.9% 
Gadsden 
46.02%
7.1% 
Gilchrist 
64.08%
3.1% 
Glades 
66.66%
9.3% 
Gulf 
80.00%
1.6% 
Hamilton 
54.32%
4.0% 
Hardee 
65.02%
8.8% 
Hendry 
66.73%
7.4% 
Hernando 
68.72%
6.1% 
Highlands 
70.01%
4.2% 
Hillsborough 
69.47%
4.2% 
Holmes 
76.64%
4.0% 
Indian River 
65.20%
4.9% 
Jackson 
58.06%
0.9% 
Jefferson 
62.58%
2.7% 
Lafayette 
80.61%
6.0% 
Lake 
65.02%
3.6% 
Lee 
69.35%
4.9% 
Leon 
64.65%
4.0% 
Levy 
61.24%
3.6% 
Liberty 
71.71%
5.9% 
Madison 
67.46%
5.2% 
Manatee 
56.23%
7.4% 
Marion 
57.91%
5.7% 
Martin 
60.64%
3.6% 
Monroe 
70.98%
4.7% 
Nassau 
73.71%
3.2% 
Okaloosa 
77.08%
4.4% 
Okeechobee 
62.71%
6.6% 
Orange 
51.33%
5.7% 
Osceola 
55.67%
6.1% 
Palm Beach 
58.19%
3.8% 
Pasco 
63.50%
5.5% 
Pinellas 
65.26%
3.7% 
Polk 
53.26%
8.7% 
Putnam 
65.80%
3.7% 
St. Johns 
72.03%
2.5% 
St. Lucie 
63.45%
4.7% 
Santa Rosa 
75.38%
2.1% 
Sarasota 
62.96%
7.6% 
Seminole 
63.26%
2.1% 
Sumter 
71.42%
3.6% 
Suwannee 
60.60%
3.4% 
Taylor 
61.40%
3.6% 
Union 
61.03%
1.7% 
Volusia 
70.07%
1.8% 
Wakulla 
76.23%
4.4% 
Walton 
68.88%
5.3% 
Washington
65.93%
2.9% 
Averaged Data
60.23%
5.4%
Estimates are that over 41%of students quit before high school graduation.
(The Economy of Florida)
Florida's dropout rate is the highest in the nation.
(Tallahassee Democrat, August 25, 1989 Section 1-B. "Florida's Education Still Behind Other States, FSU Survey shows"). 
Nationally, 700,000 teenagers drop out of high school, and 600,000 of those who do graduate, cannot read their own diplomas.
(An Employer's Guide to Education in the Workplace: Facts, Programs, and Resources. Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.  February 1992. Page 1)
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