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Over 80 percent of BCPS high schools earn an A or B

thCAVTNNLV Over 80 percent of BCPS high schools earn an A or B

Superintendent Runcie W. Runcie

Over 80 percent of BCPS high schools earn an A or B

Broward Schools outperform the state in schools receiving an A or B

Tracy Clark,

Public Information Officer

      Recently (Dec. 21, 2012), the Florida Department of Education released 2011/12 preliminary high school grades under the revised Florida A++ Plan. Although announced as preliminary, these grades are final pending appeals, which would be submitted prior to February 2013. Elementary and middle school grades were released in late June 2011.

     This year’s results highlight that 82 percent of Broward’s high schools earned a grade of ‘A’ or ‘B’ versus 76.3 last year, including Hallandale and Piper high schools, both improving to an A from a C last year.  Flanagan, Fort Lauderdale and Taravella high schools all also improved to an A from a B last year. All District and charter high schools earned a grade C or higher.

     Broward high schools out-performed the State’s big five districts (including Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange and Palm Beach) and the State with 69 percent receiving an A and 82 percent receiving an A or B.

     For elementary and middle schools, the grades are based entirely on Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) results. High school scores include other components including student performance and participation in accelerated courses, college readiness in reading and mathematics, and the overall graduation rate as well as the graduation rate of “at-risk” students. District high schools show improvement in each of these areas.

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     Some highlights from this year’s high school grades include:

     •     22 District and five charter high schools received an A, increasing from 14 District schools and three charter schools last year.

     •     Four District high schools and one charter high school earned a B grade, down from 12 B grades last year.

     •     Six District high schools and one charter high school received a grade of C, up from five District schools and down from two charter schools last year.

     •     No high schools received a D or F grade.

     “I applaud the hard work and efforts of our students and staff. We see progress and opportunities to improve,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We will continue our work and mission to ensure that our students reach their highest potential.”

     Additional information on school grades can be accessed through the Florida Department of Education’s website at (http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/).

 

 

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