Tallahassee, Fla., February 25, 2021 — When it comes to academic performance, Florida’s public education system continues to rack up the trophies.
The Sunshine State now ranks No. 2 in the nation in the percentage of graduating seniors who have passed college-caliber Advanced Placement exams, behind only Connecticut, according to data released Wednesday by the College Board.
“Florida is known as the Education State and has long been a national model for providing students access to higher education and college credit-bearing opportunities – like AP – before graduating from high school,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “These results show that our investments in education are paying off. More students than ever are successful on advanced coursework that prepares them for college or a career. Florida teachers are the best in the country and we have them to thank for our students’ impressive results. I look forward to working with the Legislature to continue record levels of funding to support our schools.”