DATE: July 8, 2016
CONTACT: Tracy Clark, Chief Public Information Officer, 754-321-2616
State Releases School and District Grades for the 2015/16 School Year
Today, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) released elementary, middle and high school grades for the 2015/16 school year.
Highlights of the 2016 school grades include the following:
- Similar to the trends seen among the five largest Florida school districts, Broward decreased the proportion of “A” grades and increased the proportions of “B,” “C,” and “D” grades.
- However, 36 (17%) of Broward’s traditional schools maintained an “A” grade from 2014/15 to 2015/16 and one school, Discovery Elementary School, increased from a “B” to an “A.”
- Seven schools increased by two letter grades. Sanders Park Elementary increased to a “B” while Endeavour Primary Learning Center, Larkdale Elementary School, Morrow Elementary School, North Fork Elementary School, Plantation Elementary School and Sunland Park Academy all improved to a “C.”
- Among the traditional schools, the number and percent of “F” grades decreased from 22 (10%) to 8 (4%).
- Overall, Broward earned a District grade of “B” for the third year in a row.
“Today’s grades release serves as a new baseline for school districts across Florida. Overall, we know our students are achieving academically, and we acknowledge that there is still more work to be done,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “I commend the hard work of our students, teachers, school leaders and all staff in our District. We’ll continue to work together to ensure our students have the skills for long-term success.”
The 2015/16 school grades were computed following the rules adopted by the Florida Board of Education at its January 6, 2016, meeting. This year’s school grades mark the first time that the calculations were conducted using the full set of criteria as adopted at that meeting. Specifically, learning gains were included in the 2015/16 school grades. For additional information on school grades, visit the Florida Department of Education website at http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org.
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