During the July 12 LCSB meeting, Assistant Superintendent Billy Epting updated the Leon County School Board on the recent Florida Department of Education (FDOE) announcements regarding school grades.
On July 7, 2022, The FDOE released school grades for the state of Florida. Epting reported that Leon County Schools improved in the 2021-2022 school year.
According to Epting’s report, elementary schools received six A’s, four schools received B’s, ten schools earned a C grade, and five schools received a D rating. No K-8 school in Leon County earned an F grade.
Both Bond and Pineview elementary schools raised their grade levels to a B rating. “Not too long ago, those two schools were on the F list and are now some of the highest rated schools in our district and the state,” Epting said.
Additionally, Epting explained that 16 K-8 schools either increased or maintained their letter grades to the pre-Covid year. However, no grades were issued for Florida schools in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic.
For the middle schools in Leon County, the assistant superintendent reported that two schools were rated A schools, four middle schools were given a B rating, and five were graded C schools. No middle school in Leon County received a D or F grade.
Also, Epting noted that Griffin Middle School raised their grade from a D to a C.
Seven middle and high schools either increased or maintained their letter grade from the pre-Covid school year.
Leon High, Rickards High, and Godby High schools were given an “incomplete” grade due to missed mandatory testing by students. The FDOE will revisit these scores, and the assistant superintendent is hopeful to have the letter grades by the middle of next week.
Two Leon County high schools received an A letter grade, two schools received B’s, and two schools earned a C grade.
Overall, Leon County earned a B grade for the fifth year.
Leon County School Grades