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State hands out school improvement ratings



A handful of Florida schools, usually alternative and special education centers, may opt for school improvement ratings rather than participating in A-F grading.

The Department of Education issued its evaluations for those 166 schools earlier in October. Several received "Incomplete" marks for failing to test at least 80 percent of their students.

School districts now have until Nov. 1 to review their data and file any corrections, before the ratings are finalized. Department officials rely on the accuracy of district information in setting appropriate school ratings.

Here's a breakdown of local school performance:

Hernando - Endeavor Academy, unsatisfactory

Hillsborough - Carver Exceptional Center, maintaining; Waters Career Center, maintaining; Simmons Career Center, maintaining; Simmons Exceptional Center, maintaining; South County Career Center, incomplete; Bowers-Whitley Career Center, incomplete; Dorothy Thomas Center, unsatisfactory; Hospital Homebound, incomplete; Pepin Academies, maintaining; Seminole Heights Charter High, incomplete; West University Charter High, incomplete; Town and Country High, incomplete

Pasco - Irvin Education Center, incomplete; Schwettman Education Center, incomplete; AMI Kids Pasco, incomplete; Pepin Academies, unsatisfactory

Pinellas - Bayside High, maintaining; Disston Academy, incomplete; Calvin Hunsinger School, maintaining; Lealman Innovation Academy, unsatisfactory; Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy, maintaining; Pinellas Secondary, incomplete; Richard Sanders School, incomplete; Clearwater Intermediate, unsatisfactory; Pinellas Gulf Coast Academy, incomplete; Dropout Prevention School, incomplete; Pinellas Mycroschool, incomplete; Eye-E-Nini-Hassee Camp, commendable; Enterprise Charter High, maintaining

For more information, visit the Department of Education website.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 2:30pm]


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