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 |