New data released by the Florida Department of Education show high school graduation rates for Manatee County at over 80 percent.
The Manatee District’s graduation rate was 81.1 percent for the 2016-2017 school year, just under the previous year’s 10-year high of 83.5 percent. Since the 2010-2011 school year, the School District of Manatee County’s graduation rate has increased 16.4 percent. Graduation rates for Sarasota County Schools for 2016-17 came in at 85.7 percent, an increase of .3 percentage points from the previous year and a 6.5 percent increase since the 2014-15 school year.