Series 2012-14D March 2012
Florida Public High School Completers, 2010-11
During the 2010-11 school year, 165,033 students completed school at a Florida public high school. Of this group,
149,896 received regular standard diplomas, and 5,632 students received special diplomas. Special diplomas are
awarded to students with disabilities who have completed the graduation requirements for students with disabilities as
established by their district school boards and the minimum graduation requirements prescribed by the Commissioner of
Education. The remaining 9,505 students received certificates of completion. These numbers are displayed in Figure 1
below. Note that recipients of certificates of completion, which are awarded to students who complete course
requirements but do not pass the FCAT or equivalent assessment requirements or achieve the required grade point
average, complete school but are not considered graduates.
As a cautionary note, the completer counts included in this report should not be construed as the graduate totals used for
the 2010-11 four-year cohort graduation rate.
Figure 1: Florida High School Completers by Award Type, 2010-11*
*Figure 1 does not include diplomas from adult education programs.
**Includes standard diplomas awarded through the High School GED Exit Option Program
2010-11 End-of-Year Data (Survey 5), as of March 6, 2012
The Database Manuals for the Automated Student Database provide detailed descriptions of the specific diploma and
withdrawal codes used for these categories. Refer to Appendices A and B at the following link:
Florida Department of Education
Gerard Robinson, Commissioner
High School Completers: Five-Year Trends
Trends in high school completers from 2006-07 through 2010-11 are depicted in Figures 2 through 8 below.
Figure 2: Standard Diplomas, 2006-07 through 2010-11
Figure 3: Special Diplomas, 2006-07 through 2010-11
Figure 4: Total Diplomas, 2006-07 through 2010-11
Figure 5: Standard Certificates of Completion, 2006-07 through 2010-11
Figure 6: Special Certificates of Completion, 2006-07 through 2010-11
Figure 7: Total Certificates of Completion, 2006-07 through 2010-11
Figure 8: Total Completers, 2006-07 through 2010-11
District Counts of Diplomas, Certificates, and Completers
District counts for high school diplomas, high school certificates of completion, and total high school completers (diplomas
and certificates combined), by gender within race are available at http://www.fldoe.org/eias/eiaspubs/xls/grads1011.xls.
For definitions of each diploma type, see the 2010-11 Student Information System Database Manual, Appendix A,
available at http://www.fldoe.org/eias/dataweb/database_1011/appenda.pdf.
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