St. Lucie Public Schools Graduation Rate Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Levels

January 20, 2023

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) earned a graduation rate of 90.8% which exceeds the state average of 87.3%. SLPS is one of only four counties in the State that can boast of six consecutive years exceeding 90%. In addition, SLPS ranks 2nd on the Treasure Coast and 4th in the state for districts with more than 3,000 students in the graduation cohort. The six traditional high schools boasted a rate of 95.5% for the 2021-2022 school year.

St Lucie Public Schools' 2022 graduation rate exceeded its pre-pandemic level. The 2021-22 high school graduation rate was 90.8%, an increase of 0.4% over the 2018-2019 school year. That was the last year that Florida's statewide, standardized assessments requirements for graduation were fully in place, without exemption waivers.

SLPS continues to close the achievement gap with all groups of students outperforming their respective state graduation rates. 91.1% of Black students graduated, outperforming the state by 9.1%. 89.1% of Hispanic students graduated, outperforming the state by 3.2%. 91.3% of White students graduated, outperforming the state by .7%. 89.3% of Exceptional Student Education students graduated, outperforming the state by 5.8%. Moreover, all groups continue to rank among the highest in the state.

“I’m very proud of the work our staff did making this success possible. We are truly in elite company with sustaining such high graduation rates exceeding 90% for the sixth consecutive year. Only four other districts in the State of Florida can make that claim. Our teachers and administrators have worked relentlessly with our students to overcome the lost time that resulted from COVID. I’m proud of all our students who’ve worked so hard to cross that finish line.”

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 99% percent at the six traditional high schools. SLPS is the top-rated school district on the Treasure Coast with no failing schools. SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills, and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit