How Escambia, Santa Rosa counties factored into Florida graduation rate increase

January 11, 2018

Click here to see how the graduation rate in Florida's school districts compare.

"We want every Florida student to have access to a world-class education so they can succeed in the classroom and their future careers, and that is why my recommended Securing Florida’s Future budget includes historic funding for education for the sixth consecutive year, including significant investments for teachers and students in our K-12 system," Scott said in a press release.

"I look forward to working with the Legislature during the upcoming session to make sure our students have the resources they need to continue to build on this accomplishment for years to come,” he said.

Graduation rates for black or African American students, Hispanic students, students with disabilities and economically disadvantaged students have steadily increased in the past five years. 

Jake Newby can be reached at or 850-435-8538.