Those who have children in Florida high schools may be interested that the grades in which the high schools were given by the state. The grades are based off of how the students do on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores, according to the Miami Herald.
Overall, the state education officials are pleased with the results, as 78 percent of the high schools earned A or B grades, which is up from 71 percent last year, the media outlet reports. Also, the number of schools with failing scores dropped to six from 11.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the system in which they graded the schools was changed two years ago, and it is clear that the system is working.
"The amount of pressure we've been putting on teacher has been consumptive, and they clearly have risen to the occasion, and I couldn't be prouder of my staff and my students," Central High School principal Joe Clifford told the news source.
The schools are hoping to continue this trend and eliminate all failing grades.