About Us Menu
LeftNav - Indicator Image Awards

LeftNav - Indicator Image District Facts

LeftNav - Indicator Image Grants

LeftNav - Indicator Image Media Releases

LeftNav - Indicator Image Programs

LeftNav - Indicator Image Photo Galleries

Main   >   About Us   >   Media Releases

Media Releases: November 5, 2003

Graduation rates for 2002-2003 rose to 78.2%, well above the state average of 69 percent, according to recently released results from the Florida Department of Education. This figure places the St. Johns County School District among the top 25% in the state.

This total reflects a 2.1% increase over last year compared to the statewide average increase of 1.1 percent. St. Johns County’s graduation rates also show a five-year increase of 6.2 percent.

“These very positive trends indicate that our teachers and staff are working hard to make sure students stay in school and learn,” said Superintendent Joseph Joyner. “As student attendance increases, so do test scores and overall performance levels.”

Graduation rates measure student progress over four years. The method of calculating the graduation rate tracks individuals by student I.D. numbers beginning with their first-time enrollment in ninth grade. This methodology helps account for students transferring both in and out of the county.

In Florida graduates include all students who receive standard diplomas, special diplomas for certain students with disabilities, high school exit-option General Educational Development (GED) diplomas, adult standard diplomas and adult GED diplomas.

Read more news in our Media Release Archive.


St. Johns County School District
40 Orange St. St. Augustine, FL 32084 904.819.7500