Saturday, July 21, 2012

Florida Department of Education Revises School Grades

On Friday, July 20, 2012, the Florida Department of Education notified 40 superintendents around the State of Florida about preliminary revisions to the initial school grades released earlier this month.


The A to F school grades report for Florida’s elementary, middle and combination schools (not including those with high school grades) was calculated by the Florida Department of Education, validated independently by Florida State University, and released on July 11.


During the continuous review process however, the Florida Department of Education said that it identified preliminary revisions for both schools and districts that will result in increases.  The revisions involved 213 of the initially graded 2,586 schools as follows:

• 116 school grades changed from a B to an A.
• 55 school grades changed from a C to a B.
• 35 school grades changed from a D to a C.
• 7 school grades changed from an F to a D.


Four Brevard County schools: Coquina Elementary; Fairglen Elementary; Palm Bay Elementary; and Central Middle School, all were revised upward from a 'B' school to an 'A' school.


The impact of these preliminary revisions to the initial school grades will result in the following changes to nine initial district grades across the State of Florida:

• Collier County will increase from a B to an A.
• Desoto County will increase from a D to a C.
• Gadsden County will increase from a D to a C.
• Hillsborough County will increase from a C to a B.
• Okeechobee County will increase from a D to a C.
• Osceola County will increase from a C to a B.
• Palm Beach County will increase from a B to an A.
• Pasco County will increase from a C to B.
• Union County will increase from a B to an A.


The Florida Department of Education says that these changes were identified during the review process that occurs between the time initial school grades are released and final school grades are published after an appeals process has been completed. This phase of the school grading process, which involves district validation, is important because it provides transparency and helps ensure the final grades are correct.



“School grades are important to students, parents, teachers, principals, administrators and the community,” Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson said in a press release. “And, while I am pleased that the continuous review process has resulted in better grades, we will continue to look for ways to improve the grade calculation process.”


The Florida Department of Education says that it notifies school districts of anticipated changes to initial school grades as they are identified throughout this phase of the process to assist them in local planning decisions pending the release of the final school grades, which will occur during the first week in September.


“The fact that eight percent of school grades will increase not only affirms the hard work of Florida’s students, teachers and district leadership, it demonstrates the value of the continuous review process,” said Commissioner Robinson. “The strength of our accountability system depends on the partnership between school districts and the department, and these revisions are a direct result of that process.”


All of the revised schools in Florida are listed below with their new grade:




District Name School Name Revised As Released
ALACHUA LITTLEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
ALACHUA WESTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
BAKER BAKER COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
BAY SURFSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
BRADFORD HAMPTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
BREVARD COQUINA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
BREVARD FAIRGLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
BREVARD PALM BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
BREVARD CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
BROWARD SUNRISE MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
BROWARD VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
BROWARD ANNABEL C. PERRY ELEMENTARY A B
BROWARD RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
BROWARD FOREST GLEN MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
BROWARD SILVER LAKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
BROWARD CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
BROWARD RENAISSANCE CHARTER SCHOOL OF CORAL SPRINGS A B
BROWARD SOMERSET NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL A B
BROWARD PARAGON ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL A B
BROWARD SOMERSET ACADEMY EAST PREPARATORY A B
BROWARD NORTH SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
BROWARD BETHUNE MARY M ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
BROWARD SOMERSET ACADEMY VILLAGE CHARTER MIDDLE SCH C D
BROWARD CHARTER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AT RIVERLAND C D
BROWARD EAGLES NEST MIDDLE CHARTER SCHOOL C D
BROWARD IMAGINE AT N LAUDERDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL D F
CITRUS CRYSTAL RIVER PRIMARY SCHOOL A B
CLAY W E CHERRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
CLAY DOCTORS INLET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
CLAY S BRYAN JENNINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
COLLIER POINCIANA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
COLLIER LELY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DADE WILLIAM A. CHAPMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DADE WEST HIALEAH GARDENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DADE HOWARD DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DADE MELROSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DADE MIAMI SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DADE DOWNTOWN MIAMI CHARTER SCHOOL A B
DADE OLINDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DADE IRVING & BEATRICE PESKOE K-8 CENTER A B
DADE SEMINOLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DADE SYLVANIA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DADE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
DADE RUBEN DARIO MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
DADE KEYS GATE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL A B
DADE CAMPBELL DRIVE K-8 CENTER B C
DADE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN K-8 CENTER B C
DADE RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY SCHOOL B C
DADE WEST HOMESTEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
DADE ASPIRA EUGENIO MARIA DE HOSTOS Charter B C
DADE LAKE STEVENS MIDDLE SCHOOL B C
DADE NAUTILUS MIDDLE SCHOOL B C
DADE COUNTRY CLUB MIDDLE SCHOOL B C
DADE RICHMOND HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL B C
DADE CITRUS GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
DADE FLORIDA CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
DADE HIBISCUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
DADE CUTLER RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL C D
DADE JOSE DE DIEGO MIDDLE SCHOOL C D
DADE HORACE MANN MIDDLE SCHOOL C D
DADE NORTH DADE MIDDLE SCHOOL C D
DADE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY ACADEMY D F
DADE ALLAPATTAH MIDDLE SCHOOL D F
DIXIE OLD TOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DUVAL VENETIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DUVAL BILTMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DUVAL HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DUVAL REYNOLDS LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DUVAL GREENFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DUVAL ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DUVAL TWIN LAKES ACADEMY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
DUVAL KERNAN MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
DUVAL GARDEN CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
DUVAL ALFRED I. DUPONT MIDDLE SCHOOL B C
DUVAL JOHN LOVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
DUVAL SAN JOSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
DUVAL KIPP IMPACT MIDDLE SCHOOL B C
DUVAL HOLIDAY HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
DUVAL SALLYE B. MATHIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
DUVAL DUVAL CHARTER SCHOOL AT ARLINGTON C D
DUVAL PINE ESTATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
DUVAL EUGENE BUTLER MIDDLE SCHOOL D F
DUVAL SCHOOL OF SUCCESS ACADEMY-SOS D F
ESCAMBIA O. J. SEMMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
FLAGLER RYMFIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
FLAGLER INDIAN TRAILS MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
GLADES PEMAYETV EMAHAKV CHARTER "OUR WAY SCHOOL B C
HENDRY CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
HERNANDO BROOKSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
HERNANDO WEST HERNANDO MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
HERNANDO WEEKI WACHEE HIGH SCHOOL A B
HERNANDO WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
HERNANDO SPRING HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
HERNANDO PINE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
HIGHLANDS LAKE COUNTRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
HILLSBOROUGH DOBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
HILLSBOROUGH DAVIDSEN MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
HILLSBOROUGH LEWIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
HILLSBOROUGH ORANGE GROVE MIDDLE MAGNET SCHOOL A B
HILLSBOROUGH PINECREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
HILLSBOROUGH PROGRESS VILLAGE MIDDLE MAGNET SCHOOL A B
HILLSBOROUGH SESSUMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
HILLSBOROUGH SPRINGHEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
HILLSBOROUGH JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
HILLSBOROUGH MORGAN WOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
HILLSBOROUGH TWIN LAKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
HILLSBOROUGH SHILOH ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL B C
HILLSBOROUGH KIMBELL ELEMENTARY C D
HILLSBOROUGH CLAIR-MEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
HILLSBOROUGH DOWDELL MIDDLE SCHOOL C D
HILLSBOROUGH KENLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
HILLSBOROUGH JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
HOLMES BONIFAY MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
INDIAN RIVER GIFFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
LAKE SAWGRASS BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
LAKE GROVELAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
LEE TROPIC ISLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
LEON FRANK HARTSFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
LEON RUEDIGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
LEON PINEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
MANATEE PALMA SOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
MANATEE ROWLETT MAGNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
MANATEE FREEDOM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
MANATEE H. S. MOODY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
MANATEE MANATEE SCHOOL OF ARTS/SCIENCES C D
MARION MAPLEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
MARION OAKCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
MARION SPARR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
MARTIN JENSEN BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
MARTIN INDIANTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
NASSAU CALLAHAN MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
OKALOOSA BOB SIKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
OKALOOSA NORTHWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
OKALOOSA RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
OKEECHOBEE OKEECHOBEE FRESHMAN CAMPUS B C
ORANGE NAP FORD COMMUNITY CHARTER A B
ORANGE OAKLAND AVENUE CHARTER A B
ORANGE FREEDOM MIDDLE A B
ORANGE RIVERDALE ELEMENTARY A B
ORANGE DOVER SHORES ELEMENTARY A B
ORANGE MCCOY ELEMENTARY A B
ORANGE WYNDHAM LAKES ELEMENTARY A B
ORANGE ECCLESTON ELEMENTARY A B
ORANGE PASSPORT CHARTER B C
ORANGE ORLO VISTA ELEMENTARY B C
ORANGE LOVELL ELEMENTARY B C
ORANGE CLAY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY B C
ORANGE RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY B C
ORANGE MEADOW WOODS MIDDLE B C
ORANGE RIDGEWOOD PARK ELEMENTARY B C
ORANGE CHENEY ELEMENTARY C D
ORANGE ROBINSWOOD MIDDLE C D
OSCEOLA WESTSIDE K-8 A B
OSCEOLA PLEASANT HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
OSCEOLA PARTIN SETTLEMENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
PALM BEACH U. B. KINSEY/PALMVIEW ELEMENTARY A B
PALM BEACH S. D. SPADY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
PALM BEACH BOCA RATON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
PALM BEACH HAGEN ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
PALM BEACH JEAGA MIDDLE SCHOOL B C
PALM BEACH WESTWARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
PALM BEACH SEMINOLE TRAILS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
PALM BEACH BELLE GLADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
PALM BEACH SOUTH GRADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
PALM BEACH DR. MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE ELEMENTARY C D
PALM BEACH BARTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL D F
PASCO CONNERTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
PASCO DEER PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
PASCO THOMAS E. WEIGHTMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
PASCO ANCLOTE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
PASCO NEW RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
PASCO FOX HOLLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
PINELLAS AZALEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
PINELLAS BARDMOOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
PINELLAS FITZGERALD MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
PINELLAS GARRISON-JONES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
PINELLAS NORTHWEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
PINELLAS PINELLAS CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
PINELLAS SEMINOLE MIDDLE SCHOOL A B
PINELLAS MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS ELEM A B
PINELLAS PLATO ACEDEMY SOUTH K-8 CHARTER SCHOOL A B
PINELLAS JAMES B. SANDERLIN ELEMENTARY B C
PINELLAS SAN JOSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
PINELLAS TARPON SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
PINELLAS LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
PINELLAS MEADOWLAWN MIDDLE SCHOOL C D
PINELLAS MOUNT VERNON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
PINELLAS SANDY LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
PINELLAS NEW HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
PINELLAS FAIRMOUNT PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL D F
POLK FRANK E. BRIGHAM ACADEMY A B
POLK KATHLEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
POLK HIGHLANDS GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
POLK SCOTT LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
POLK MEDULLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
POLK EASTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
POLK JOHN SNIVELY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF CHOICE B C
POLK WALTER CALDWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
POLK HORIZONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
POLK SPOOK HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
POLK SPESSARD L HOLLAND ELEMENTARY B C
POLK BEN HILL GRIFFIN JR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
POLK LEWIS ANNA WOODBURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL C D
POLK JERE L. STAMBAUGH MIDDLE C D
SARASOTA TUTTLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
VOLUSIA GEORGE W. MARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
VOLUSIA READ-PATTILLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
VOLUSIA THE READING EDGE ACADEMY A B
VOLUSIA SPIRIT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
VOLUSIA CHISHOLM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
VOLUSIA TURIE T. SMALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B C
WAKULLA MEDART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
WASHINGTON KATE M. SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B








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