Early look at school grades shows up and downs as Florida pivots to a new system

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tampa Bay area schools saw a variety of results in their state grades delivered to districts late Thursday, with many showing improvement and several dropping a level.

The results, which the Tampa Bay Times obtained a day before their public release, show Hillsborough County elementary and middle schools logged in 98 A grades, compared with 61 a year ago. At the same time, the district had seven F-rated schools, up from five.

Hernando County's sole F-graded school from 2013 improved to a C, while its three A-rated schools held firm.

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