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Florida school grades for 2017-18 released

Posted at 9:32 AM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 09:32:19-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Education has released the school district grades for the 2017-2018 school year.

So how did schools in Southwest Florida measure up?

Lee County schools received a "B" rating for this school year. That's the same rating the district has received for the last three years.

Collier County schools were given an "A" this school year. They also were rated an "A" school district last year.

Charlotte County schools received a "B". They were a "B" rated school last year as well.

Hendry, DeSoto and Glades counties all received "C" ratings this school year, and have been ranked the same for the last three years.

Statewide, Florida now has more than 1,000 "A" schools.  That's almost 50 more schools than last year, and 264 more than in 2016.

Among Southwest Florida schools, the top-scoring individual schools were Florida Southwestern Collegiate High Schools in Charlotte and Lee counties, and Mason Classical Academy and Gulf Coast High School in Collier County.

The number of "F" schools decreased by 23%.

Right now there are only 10 schools in the state with that ranking, including LaBelle Elementary School and Unity Charter School of Fort Myers.

The highest overall scoring school in Florida was Pine View School in Sarasota County.

A detailed list of district and individual school grades is available on the Department of Education website.