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Florida’s Lafayette County named best school district in the state



According to StartClass’s analysis, Lafayette County School District has been named the best school district in Florida after a thorough inspection of the county’s high school statistics. Based on educational services, StartClass gives students and their parents valuable information thereof so they can receive the information they need.

As for the educational review, StartClass’s data was from the 2011 – 2012 and 2012 – 2013 school years and was primarily focused on the change in percentile rank in proficiency rates on statewide math and reading tests and the change in percentile rank in high school graduation rates. Between those two factors, the average percentile rank improvement was calculated and the district with the highest increase was voted as the best in Florida.

In the proficiency percentile in the 2011 – 2012 school year, the Lafayette School District was 46th and increased to the 51st proficiency percentile in 2012 – 2013. It was 29th in 2011 – 2012 and increased to the 88th in 2012 – 2013 for the graduation rate percentile.

Astonishingly, the county reached a graduation rate of 93% in 2014 – 2015. Superintendent Robby Edwards is happy that the effort to increase the probability of success for students is finally paying off.

“We are pleased to see this number continuing to grow toward the 100 percent mark. We feel one of the main factors there is the increased number of college and career opportunities we are offering our students.”

Ranked at No. 11 out of all the 46 states that were analyzed, Lafayette County School District came out victorious in Florida with an average percentile change of 32.2%.


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January 4, 2016 |

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