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Pasco high schools see grades improve, but also first F



Pasco County saw several of its high schools improve their grades, three of them by two positions.

Mitchell High moved from C to A, and Gulf High and Wesley Chapel went from a D to a B.

Land O'Lakes High also made an A, up from last year's B. Ridgewood High, which appears on the state's lowest-performing schools list,  improved from a D to a C.

On the down side, the county got its very first F school in the history of Florida's school grading system. That went to Anclote High, which opened last year. Superintendent Heather Fiorentino noted that the school did not have seniors and as a result was not able to get points for things such as graduation rate, although the school's FCAT results were low. She said the school staff is working hard to improve already.

Hudson High received a D for another year. The rest of the county high schools -- Wiregrass Ranch, Pasco, Zephyrhills, River Ridge and Sunlake -- earned B's.

"This is truly an effort of the schools working together as a team with the students," Fiorentino said. "We're very proud of all our schools."


[Last modified: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 2:04pm]


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