Education is vital to the growth and prosperity of any State including Florida. Unfortunately, a report was recently released that showed the Florida ranked among the fifth lowest of States as to graduation rates. The non-profit organization, Editorial Projects in Education, calculated that Florida has a 57.5 percent rate of graduation for students who complete high school on time. The Florida State Department of Education calculates this figure differently. Regardless of the calculations or studies, improvement is needed as to the graduation rates in Florida schools. You can read more about the graduation study at Florida Graduation Rate Among Lowest in the Nation.