This chart uses new federal graduation rate data to compare Florida to other states.
We chose California, another large state with a diverse population, neighboring Georgia and Iowa, the state with the highest overall graduation rate. The federal data breaks down rates among subgroups, both by race and by issues such as disabilities, English knowledge and wealth.
The gap between Florida’s graduation rate for Hispanic students and a higher performing state such as Iowa is less than the gap between Florida’s and Iowa’s white and black students. And the graph makes it clear that other states are doing a better job helping students with disabilities graduate.