Weeks after the end of the 2016-17 academic year, Miami-Dade schools are celebrating an achievement almost two decades in the making.
With the release of the Florida Department of Education’s grades for each school and county across the state, Miami-Dade did not have one single school get a “F” grade after last year.
It’s the culmination of work that started in 1999 when 26 schools received that grade – a number that was down to 15 in 2015 and seven in 2016.
The county as a whole got a “B” grade for the eighth straight academic year – grades that use a variety of factors, including standardized test scores, graduation rates, students in advances classes and more.
Broward County also has plenty to cheer about as well, coming up with just two total non-charter schools having “F” grades. Overall, Broward received a “B” grade for the fourth straight year.
Across the state, the percentage of schools with “A” or “B” grades rose to 57 percent from 46 percent last year while the number of “F” schools decreased from 111 last year to 43 in 2017.
For a complete list of each school’s grade, click on this link.