Florida Department of Education Releases District and School Grades

Author: Helios Education Foundation

July 15, 2019

Release of the 2018-2019 Florida School Accountability Report by the Florida Department of Education prompted praise for Florida’s educators and students by Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. The report, which assigns letter grades A – F to both districts and schools throughout the state, noted the number of “A” schools in Florida rose to 1,172 in 2018-19 compared to 1,043 in 2017-18, an increase of 129 schools.   

“We applaud Florida educators for their dedication to ensuring every student, regardless of zip code, receives a high-quality education,” said Paul J. Luna, President and CEO of Helios Education Foundation. The Florida Department of Education calculates school grades annually based on up to 11 components, including student achievement and learning gains on statewide, standardized assessments and high school graduation rate. 

Through Helios’ Florida Student Success Initiative, the foundation invests in the metropolitan regions of Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Miami to ensure more first-generation, minority, and underrepresented students complete a postsecondary degree. “Congratulations to all state and district leaders on the outstanding results noted in this report. Your efforts continue to change lives through education,” said Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President, Florida Community Engagement, Helios Education Foundation. 

By fostering a college-going culture and advancing the academic preparedness of all students from early childhood through postsecondary education and in partnership with education leaders, the Foundation seeks to increase the number of young adults graduating from high school prepared to succeed in college, career and life. 

Detailed information on both district and individual school grades is available at

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