Making the Grade: New school marks show fewer A's and F's

Posted at 1:05 PM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 13:25:53-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is releasing the second round of school grades linked to the high-stakes test that is based primarily on Common Core standards.

The Florida Department of Education on Friday issued the grades for 3,211 schools across the state.

The preliminary grades given out show that 741 schools received A grades and 749 schools received a B. A total of 103 schools earned an F grade while 372 schools were given a D. The remaining 1,246 schools got a C grade.

The overall number of A grades has declined, but the number of F grades went down as well.

This is the second set of grades that are based on the Florida Standards Assessment, but this is the first time that education officials have incorporated student learning gains into the calculation.

In Southwest Florida, the Collier County School District's overall grade fell from an 'A' to a 'B'.

Lee and Charlotte school districts remain graded as 'B' districts, and Glades and Hendry schools held on to overall 'C' grades.

Overall Florida school district grades can be downloaded here.

A more detailed look at individual school grades can be downloaded here.

Lee County schools earning an 'A' grade:

  • Bonita Springs Elementary
  • Christa McCauliffe Charter Elementary School
  • Cypress Lake Middle School
  • Diplomat Elementary School
  • Florida Southwestern Collegiate High School
  • Fort Myers Beach Elementary School
  • Fort Myers High School
  • Lee County Virtual Franchise
  • Oasis Charter Middle School
  • Pine Island Elementary School
  • Rayma C. Page Elementary School
  • The Sanibel School
  • Three Oaks Elementary School
  • Trafalgar Middle School
  • Trafalgar Elementary School

Collier County schools earning an 'A' grade:

  • Barron Collier High School
  • Corkscrew Middle School
  • Gulf Coast High School
  • Gulfview Middle School
  • Lake Park Elementary School
  • Laurel Oak Elementary School
  • Lorenzo Walker Technical High School
  • Marco Island Charter Middle
  • Mason Classical Academy
  • North Naples Middle School
  • Oakridge Middle School
  • Osceola Elementary School
  • Pelican Marsh Elementary School
  • Pine Ridge Middle School
  • Sea Gate Elementary School
  • Tommie Barfield Elementary School
  • Veterans Memorial Elementary School
  • Vineyards Elementary School

Charlotte County schools earning an 'A' grade:

  • Florida Southwestern Collegiate High School
  • Sallie Jones Elementary School
  • Vineland Elementary School

No schools in Hendry or Glades counties earned an 'A' grade.