The preliminary grades given out show that 969 schools received A grades, and 865 schools received a B. A total of 43 schools earned an F grade, while 216 schools were given a D. The remaining schools got a C grade.
Compared to last year, the number of A grades grew by 7 percent, while F grades dropped dramatically. For the first time ever, the Miami-Dade school district did not receive any F grades.
This is the third set of grades that is largely determined by the Florida Standards Assessment, a high-stakes test that is based primarily on Common Core standards.
How did the Tampa Bay Area do?
Hillsborough County 2017 Grade: B; 2016 Grade: B
Manatee County 2017 Grade: B; 2016 Grade: C
Pasco County 2017 Grade: B; 2016 Grade: C
Pinellas County 2017 Grade: B; 2016 Grade: B
Polk County 2017 Grade: C; 2016 Grade: C
Sarasota County 2017 Grade: A; 2016 Grade: C
See how schools in each Tampa Bay Area county performed below: