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Florida Department of Education releases school grades for 2018/19 school year

Posted at 1:27 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 13:59:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Education has released school district grades for the 2018/19 school year.

According to state officials, 36 percent of schools got an "A," which is 31percent up from 2017/18.

The state report also says that 81% of "F"-graded schools in 2017/18 improved their grade this past year by one or more letter grade.

In Southwest Florida, all districts maintained the same overall grades as last school year. Collier County remained an "A" district, Lee and Charlotte maintained their "B" grade, and Hendry, Glades, and DeSoto counties scored "C" grades.

Top-scoring individual schools in each district are:
Collier -- Mason Classical Academy
Lee -- Florida Southwestern Collegiate High School
Charlotte -- Florida Southwestern Collegiate High School
Hendry -- Central Elementary School
Glades -- Pemayetv Emahakv Charter Middle School
DeSoto -- Memorial Elementary

The Florida Department of Education calculates school grades annually based on up to 11 components, including student achievement and learning gains on statewide, standardized assessments and high school graduation rate.

For a detailed report on the state's school grades, click here.