2012-2013 school grades released, districts flat or fall in progress

Record number of high schools earn top marks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The report cards are in.

On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Education released the annual evaluations of school districts across the state of Florida.

According to a release, a record number of Florida high schools and combination schools earned an "A" this year.  240 schools made the highest grade.

But the overall average for Bay area schools either declined or stayed flat.

Governor Rick Scott said, "With more high schools earning A's, it is clear that our teachers are succeeding in providing Florida students with a quality education. A great education is the cornerstone of Florida's future - and that's why we fought to provide $480 million for teacher pay raises."

District Name

Grade 2013

Grade 2012

Grade 2011

CITRUS

B

A

A

DESOTO

D

C

C

HARDEE

D

C

C

HERNANDO

C

C

B

HIGHLANDS

C

C

B

HILLSBOROUGH

C

B

B

MANATEE

C

C

B

PASCO

C

B

B

PINELLAS

C

C

B

POLK

C

C

C

SARASOTA

A

A

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find the results of every school in the state at  http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/ .

Since 2010-11, the number of "A" high schools and combination schools jumped by 92 schools.  That's an increase of 17 percentage points. The results are preliminary pending an appeal window that ends January 22, 2014.

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