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Press ReleaseThursday, July 28, 2011
DOE Press Office
Department of Education Recognizes Top Performing Schools and Districts~ 2011 district and school grades highlight numerous successes throughout the state ~
TALLAHASSEE - Education Commissioner John L. Winn today recognized some of Florida's highest performing school districts for either maintaining or improving their district grade to an "A" or having all "A" or "B" graded schools in 2011. Of the districts highlighted, 13 have earned an impressive "A" grade since the inception of district grades in 2004, while 21 districts this year alone have no schools graded lower than a "B." Twelve school districts also had schools improve their grades dramatically, moving up to an "A" from either a "D" or an "F" grade last year.
"It is my pleasure to honor these high-performing districts and schools for the incredible work they do to ensure our students are being prepared for success in life," said Commissioner Winn. "Achieving these kinds of results takes a coordinated effort at all levels and I couldn't be more proud of what these students, teachers, school leaders and other dedicated stakeholders were able to accomplish during the last school year."
- School districts that have consistently earned an "A" grade since the inception of district grades: Brevard, Calhoun, Charlotte, Clay, Gilchrist, Leon, Martin, Nassau, Okaloosa, St. Johns, Santa Rosa, Sarasota and Seminole. The district grading formula takes into account student performance on reading, writing, mathematics and science state assessments, as well as student learning gains from the previous year.
- " School districts that have all "A" and "B" graded schools in 2011: Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Dixie, Franklin, Gilchrist, Gulf, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Lafayette, Levy, Liberty, Martin, Nassau, Okaloosa, St. John's, Santa Rosa, Sumter, Union and Walton.
- Schools that improved their school grade to an "A" this year, up from a "D" or an "F" last year:
|District||School Name||Grade 2011||Grade 2010|
|Alachua||Micanopy Middle School, Inc.||A||D|
|Hamilton||South Hamilton Elementary||A||D|
|Hillsborough||Advantage Academy Middle||A||D|
|Miami-Dade||Balere Language Academy||A||F|
|Miami-Dade||Charles R. Drew Elementary||A||D|
|Miami-Dade||Lincoln-Marti Charter School, Hialeah Campus||A||D|
|Miami-Dade||Phyllis Wheatley Elementary||A||F|
|Miami-Dade||Somerset Academy Charter Elementary||A||D|
|Palm Beach||Pleasant City Elementary||A||F|
|Polk||Dr. N.E. Roberts Elementary||A||D|
For more information about school and district grades, visit http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/.