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Grades are in and Gilchrist scores an A

The Florida Department of Education released the school grades last week and Gilchrist students did well scoring “A” for the school district. The students, teachers and staff are to be congratulated for bringing the district grade from a “B” in 2015-16 to an A in 2016-2017.

Superintendent Robert Rankin said, “We are proud of the students, teachers, and staff in the district and are looking forward to the 2017-2018 school year.”

Statewide the highest ranking school district was St. Johns District followed by Okaloosa District. Gilchrist District came in third statewide which is an improvement from last year when the district came in 6th.

Individual schools within the district were the same as last year except for Trenton Elementary which improved from a “C” grade to a “B” grade this year. Bell Elementary and Trenton Middle/High both scored an “A” and Bell High School scored a “B”.

The Florida Department of Education has released school grades for the 2016-2017 school year, based on up to 11 components, including student achievement and learning gains on statewide, standardized assessments, and high school graduation rates.

The FLDOE released a few key statewide highlights from the 2016-2017 school year in Florida: The percentage of schools earning an “A” or “B” increased to 57%, up from 46% last year. A total of 1,589 schools maintained an “A” grade or increased their grade

The number of “F” schools decreased by more than half, dropping from 111 schools last year to 43 schools

48 of Florida’s 67 school districts are now graded “A” or “B” up from 38 last year

50 of the 67 Florida school districts have no “F” graded schools.

On a local level, area school districts come in with scores of a “B” for Dixie District, Levy District scored a “C”, Suwannee District got a “B”, and Columbia scored “A”.

Columbia’s total earned points were 590 while the Gilchrist District’s total earned points were 711.

The grades given show that 969 schools received A grades, and 865 schools received a B. A total of 43 schools earned an F grade, and 216 schools were given a D. The remaining schools got a C grade.

The hard work of the Gilchrist District students and teachers are reflected in Gilchrist’s state ranking.

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