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Sarasota County Schools earn an A from the state

28 June 2017

Collier County was the only district in Southwest Florida to earn an A. Charlotte and Lee counties got B's, just as they did in 2016.

In addition to Oak Ridge, (which now falls under criteria for an "educational emergency" under the new education law), John G. Riley Elementary School, Governor's Charter School and Imagine School at Evening Rose (now closed) all earned D grades for 2017.

Three Northeast Florida school districts improved a letter grade from past year in the latest scores released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education.

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Clay and Baker counties also maintained their B ratings.

In Santa Rosa, all but three of the district's 27 schools earned an "A" or "B" grade. It has become clear to our community that each school's progress can not be represented by a single assigned letter grade.

The percentage of Florida schools earning an A or B increased to 57 percent from 46 percent, and the number of F schools in the state plummeted from 111 to 43, the Department of Education said. "Dr. Walt Griffin, Superintendent, Seminole County Public Schools", Seminole County Superintendent Dr. Walt Griffin said.

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"A lot of hard, focused work has yielded great results for our students and schools". Elementary schools saw the largest increase in "A" schools with 30 percent, up from 21 percent previous year, state officials said.

The district increased the number of A-rated schools by more than a third, reduced the number of D schools to three and for the second straight year had no schools with a failing mark. "We should all be proud of their efforts", said Superintendent of Schools Rocky Hanna. Ramona Boulevard Elementary in Duval County went from a "C" to an "F", and William Moseley Elementary in Putnam County went from a "D" to an "F".

The other, the Marine Science Center, is an alternative education program.

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"Florida School Grade calculation is based nearly entirely on math and reading scores and reflects socioeconomics", Twitter user Minimize Testing posted. Montessori Academy in Fort Lauderdale, which fell from a D to an F, and Larkdale Elementary in Fort Lauderdale, which plunged from a C to an F. "If we didn't improve, I don't know what else we could have done". These schools in recent years received millions in private donations and public funds, including up to $17,000 per teacher in annual incentives.

Sarasota County Schools earn an A from the state