Florida school grades released for 2018/19 school year
July 11, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida Department of Education issued school district grades for the 2018/19 school year.
The state says there was an increase of schools who earned an "A" or "B" grade and a decreasing number of schools with "F" grades.
According to the state, 36% of schools garnered an "A," up from 31% in 2017/18.
The state's report also says that 81% of "F"-graded schools in 2017/18 improved their grade this past year by one or more letter grades.
In Leon County, three schools saw "D" grades in 2019: Bond and Riley Elementary Schools along with Griffin Middle School.
Griffin and Riley were down from "C" grades in 2018.
There was a big turnaround at Steinhatchee School in Taylor County.
After getting an "F" in 2018, the school received an "A" in 2019.
“The state’s school grading system will never completely capture the all of the wonderful things that are happening in our schools every day," said Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna. "With that being said, it does however, measure our students’ performance on the state assessment and provides areas to focus on to continue to improve student achievement. Given the pressure of high stakes standardized- testing, I am very proud of the hard work by our students, teachers and administrators—they are rock stars!”
LCS says the district received an overall "B" grade, and was 1% point away from receiving an A.
The district also says three schools will receive additional support through district initiatives next year; Bond Elementary, Griffin Middle and Riley Elementary.
Danny Glover, the Taylor County Schools Superintendent, tells WCTV that the district attained their first ever "A" rating this year and had Steinhatchee School go from an "F" to an "A" in the span of one year.
Here's a closer look at North Florida schools who saw poor grades in the report card, county by county.