VCS’ Graduation Rate Soars to 91.9%


DELAND – Volusia County Schools’ graduation rate for the 2020-2021 school year increased by 4.2%.

The 91.9% graduation rate is at its highest ever. The district’s graduation rate has grown more than 13% over 3 years. 

Volusia County’s graduation rate surpasses the state average of 90.1% by 1.8% for the first time.

“By igniting a passion for learning in our students, Volusia County Schools is seeing more students than ever walking across that graduation stage,” said Superintendent Dr. Scott Fritz. “This is a K-12 effort and an accomplishment that involved not only the students and their families, but also their teachers, school counselors, school administrators, principals, and district staff, and we are celebrating this success today!”

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Deltona High School had the highest graduation rate at 96.8%. 

University High School saw the largest increase in their graduation rate, moving from an 82.2% in 2019- 2020 to 92.2% in 2020-2021.                                     

VCS credits the graduation rate improvements to a comprehensive strategy that focuses on providing individualized support to seniors, close monitoring of seniors’ credits and grades, more career technology programs, and the addition of advanced programs.