Florida has graded schools on an A-F scale since 1999, offering parents, teachers, students and taxpayers a simple and effective way to see how well their schools are doing. High-performing schools and those that improve their school grade may receive school recognition dollars, and struggling schools will receive extra help to improve.
Florida's school improvement or Differentiated Accountability program provides focused support for low-performing schools. Through five regional support teams, the Florida Department of Education offers districts and schools the expertise of individuals with a proven track record of increasing student achievement. The teams work directly with schools and districts to develop individualized improvement plans designed to increase student performance. For more information about Florida's support for low-performing schools, visit the Bureau of School Improvement.
For more information about the Florida school grading program and to view your school's grade information, visit School Grades.
A summary of the 2012 school grading formula is available at Grading Florida's Public Schools.
The following chart shows the number of elementary, middle and combination schools in Florida and the percentage that received each grade: