School grade news begins to emerge
Florida school districts got their school grade information late Wednesday in advance of the public release, and the details are starting to come out as superintendents participate in a conference call with the DOE while their staffs pore over the data.
Pasco County schools saw some improvement overall — the district raw score rose to a high B — and several schools also had better results even with the higher standards set in place this year. Among them:
Four schools made an A and also adequate yearly progress — Seven Oaks, Trinity and Wesley Chapel elementary schools, and Imagine School at Land O'Lakes charter school
Four schools went from a C to an A — Connerton, Woodland and Shady Hills elementary schools, and Imagine School
Seven high schools saw their total points increase by at least 15, including Anclote High, the district's only F school, which rose from 392 to 473. High school grades are not complete yet.
"We did well," district spokeswoman Summer Romagnoli told the Gradebook. "We are continuing to improve."
The full results are due out publicly at 10 a.m.
UPDATE: The Pasco school district had its first F-rated elementary school in Gulf Highlands Elementary, and also saw three schools drop to D's — Hudson, Lacoochee and Marlowe elementary schools. See a spreadsheet of the results prepared by the district below.