Posted 12/12/2011 12:00:00 AM by Admin in Press Release
Jacksonville Public Education Fund statement on improved graduation rate
Duval County students benefit from increased focus by district, community
The Jacksonville Public Education Fund commends Duval County Public Schools for further significant improvements in the high school graduation rate.
Duval County's graduation rate rose to 71.2 percent, an increase of 4.6 percentage points over last year. Results were announced today by Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson.
"These strong, consistent results represent continued progress toward making sure all students graduate from high school ready for college and the workforce," said Trey Csar, President of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. "Thanks to increased community focus and attention on this important issue and the district's diligent work to improve instruction and supports for struggling students, numerous factors are working together to create success for Duval County students."
JPEF's mission is to ensure all students graduate from public high school college and career-ready. Through this work, the organization has been deeply involved in efforts to assist the district in improving its graduation rate, including:
Interviews with Csar and other JPEF staff are available today.
Contact: Deirdre Conner, Communications Manager
Office: 904-394-0950 Cell: 904-345-0597 Deirdre@jaxpef.org