Escambia County Schools see Graduation Rate Increase Once Again

The graduation rate in Escambia County School District has improved over the previous year, despite challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

ECSD’s graduation rate for the 2020-2021 school year, recently released by the Florida State Department of Education, increased from 86.5% for the 2019-2020 school year to 87.0% for the 2020-2021 school year, an increase of 0.5%.

“Our hard-working students and our entire district team have shown great resilience in navigating these unprecedented times,” stated ECSD Superintendent Timothy Smith. “The increases in district graduation rates over the last two years serve as an example and a reminder of their hard work and dedication. I am both thankful for and amazed at their efforts.”

Statewide, Florida’s graduation rate increased to 90.1%, an increase of 0.1% over the previous year’s graduation rate.

Over the past 13 years, ECSD’s graduation rate has consistently increased each year.

For more information, visit the Florida State Department of Education’s Accountability and Reporting website at