High schools in Pasco and Hernando counties received mostly good news about their school grades Friday as they headed into winter break.
In Pasco, a majority of schools improved or maintained their school grades for 2011-12.
Zephyrhills High joined Land O'Lakes High in improving their grades. Mitchell and Wiregrass Ranch high schools maintained their A's. And six other schools kept their marks steady from the year before, although Fivay High School earned its second straight D. Four schools saw their grades drop from A to B.
Hernando high schools reached new heights with their grades.
Before this year, no high school in the district had ever earned an A. This year, three hit the mark.
Springstead High School and Nature Coast Technical High School both earned A's. Earlier this year, Weeki Wachee High School, which is a new school and graded differently, also earned an A.
The district's other two high schools, which traditionally have struggled, maintained their B's.
"It's one thing to pull your grades up, which they have, but to sustain that, it takes a lot of work," said Hernando superintendent Bryan Blavatt.
For more specific information about how your county schools fared, see stories in your regional editions.