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Pinellas has fewer A schools, more F schools under tougher standards



Pinellas could claim significantly fewer A schools when the dust settled on the school letter grade release today.

Overall, 52 percent of Pinellas schools dropped a letter grade, on par with the state average of 53 percent. But only five Pinellas schools increased their standing.

Whereas the district had 42 top-rated schools in 2012, Friday found Pinellas with just 23 A schools. The other end of the spectrum wasn't much more favorable: the number of F schools increased from three to eight.

Seven more Pinellas schools would have been F schools if not for padding from the state board that kept schools from dropping more than one letter grade.

See which schools fell into which category after the jump:

Schools that increased their letter grades

Bay Point Middle

Oak Grove Middle

Oakhurst Elementary

Lake St. George Elementary

Woodlawn Elementary


F schools

Belleair Elementary

Dunedin Elementary

Fairmount Park Elementary

Maximo Elementary

Melrose Elementary

Pinellas Park Elementary

Azalea Middle School

Imagine (charter school)


Schools that would have been Fs if not for the padding

Gulfport Montessori Elementary

Lakewood Elementary

Lealman Avenue Elementary

Mildred Helms Elementary

North Shore Elementary

Sandy Lane Elementary

John Hopkins Middle


Schools that lost their A rating this year

Azalea Elementary

Bardmoor Elementary

Brooker Creek Elementary

Cross Bayou Elementary

Leila Davis Elementary

Forest Lakes Elementary

Fuguitt Elementary

Garrison-Jones Elementary

McMullen-Booth Elementary

Northwest Elementary

Orange Grove Elementary

Pinellas Central Elementary

Ridgecrest Elementary

Safety Harbor Elementary

Skycrest Elementary

Westgate Elementary

Fitzgerald Middle

Palm Harbor Middle

Safety Harbor Middle

Seminole Middle

Academie Da Vinci

Athenian Academy

[Last modified: Friday, July 26, 2013 5:30pm]


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