Sparked by another round of changes to the state’s grading formula, the number of top-rated high schools in Florida dropped dramatically this year.
The Florida Department of Education Dec. 18 released new figures for 2014 that showed 60 schools across the state lost the coveted A grade, including Navarre High School. Last year nearly half of the state’s high schools had an A grade, while this year only 36 percent had the top mark. More than 500 schools were graded.
As a result of fewer A-rated schools, the number of schools given a B grade edged up from 30 percent to 35 percent, and the number of schools with a C grade jumped up as well.
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