Florida's high school graduation rate is among the lowest in the national. A report released yesterday found Florida's 75-percent graduation rate is about 5-percent lower than the nationwide average. Across the country, about 80-percent of high school students graduate...a new milestone. The report was based on U-S Department of Education Statistics from 2012. With this progress, researchers say they're confident the national graduation rate could reach 90-percent by 2020. Florida has made progress. About 60-percent of students graduated in 2006.