Report Cards Are In: Almost Half Of Florida's High Schools Earn An 'A'

Dec 21, 2012

The State Board of Educations recently permitted many changes that paved the way for higher grades to label Florida's high schools with. 

This year the number of 'A' grades for high schools raised from 31 percent to 47 percent.

According to State Impact, "The board lowered the passing grade on the state writing test, suspended the penalty for schools whose lowest-performing students did not improve their scores and only allowed school grades to drop by a maximum of one letter."

These tweaks assisted Florida in having almost half of its high schools earn an 'A' in the report cards released on Friday. 'F' schools declined from six to three. The schools retain the right to appeal these grades. 

Barbara Jenkins, Orange County Superintendent, said that the grades may appear different after the end-of-course assessments for biology and geometry are incorporated.