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Education Notes

By Staff | Jul 16, 2019

State releases 2019 school grades

The School District of Lee County recently reported that the Florida Department of Education released the preliminary school grades for the 2018-19 school year.

According to the results, 60 percent of traditional Lee County public schools, not including charters, earned an “A” or “B,” an increase of 8 percent over last year. The district maintained its “B” grade for a sixth year in a row, however increased in total points, moving it within three percentage points of an “A” grade.

Eighteen schools increased their school grades, and 55 schools maintained their letter grades.

According to the Florida Department of Education’s report, The Sanibel School maintained its “A” grade, which it has held since 1999.

Seven schools dropped their school grades – a decrease of 50 percent from last year.

Lee County is the only district of the top 10 largest in Florida that does not have a “D” or “F” school.