TALLAHASSEE, Fla- The Florida Department of Education says Florida's high schools reached a record level of performance last year. Just-released grades show that 71 of the state's high schools got an "A" or a "B."
In Lee County, there are four "A's" ten "B's" and one "C." In Collier County, high schools earned five "B's" three "C's" and one "D." Three high schools in Charlotte County got "A's" and one got a "B." To see how your school did, you can follow this link: http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/default.asp
The state changed the grading system for the 2009-2010 school year. The FCAT accounted for only half of the grade. The other 50% includes new factors like graduation rates, accelerated course work and test results from the SAT and ACT.
“Our students rely on our schools for their future success, and today’s school grades indicate our school reform efforts are headed in the right direction,” Governor Charlie Crist says of the results. “School grades measure what is important and give us the opportunity to reward success and progress, and I congratulate every student, parent, teacher and school leader throughout our state for their outstanding achievements.”
Here's how all of Florida's 470 high schools scored:
· 140 earned an "A" (30 percent), an increase of 46 schools compared to last year.
· 192 earned a "B" (41 percent), an increase of 81 schools compared to last year.
· 69 earned a "C" (15 percent), a decrease of 54 schools compared to last year.
· 58 earned a "D" (12 percent), a decrease of 62 schools compared to last year.
· 11 earned an "F" (2 percent), a decrease of 12 schools compared to last year.