“Our school district will not only be measured in its educational destination, but by its academic journey as well. This data illustrates the tremendous efforts of our teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, and most importantly, our students. Our team approach and collaborative concentration has allowed more students the opportunity to compete in our classrooms and then, successfully, transition to the workforce, military, or college. I am extremely proud of our school-based leaders, college and career coaches, school counselors, and teachers for establishing high expectations and supports to ensure that more students meet graduation requirements,” said Superintendent Addison Davis.
Clay County District Schools once again outpaced the state’s average growth, along with overall percentage points obtained with the 2016-2017 graduate cohort.
Within Clay County District Schools, six schools demonstrated an increase in their graduation rate while two high schools experienced a slight decrease. Please note that both schools’ graduation rates dropped by less than a percentage point and remain over 90 percent, which is a tremendous accomplishment.
Additionally, Clay County District Schools set record high subgroup data points as African-American, Hispanic, White, At-Risk, ELL, ESE, and Low SES students climb to an all-time high. These accomplishments are contributed to our schools and district focusing on eliminating the achievement gap in order to create access and opportunity for all learners.
Alongside the graduation rate being at a record high, Clay County District Schools also posted record high post-secondary readiness (PSR) scores in both reading and math. In Reading PSR, Clay County District Schools posted a 13 percentage point increase from 61 percent in 2015-2016 to 74 percent in 2016–2017. In the area of Mathematics PSR, the District increased 14 percentage points from 45 percent in 2015-2016 to 59 percent in 2016-2017, which proves that more students are seeking to become college and career ready!