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State Error Means More Than 200 Florida Schools Earned A Higher Grade

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Florida Department of Education officials said they issued incorrect grades for 213 schools. Those changes mean nine school districts also earned a higher grade.

The Florida Department of Education released big news late Friday evening: 213 elementary and middle schools had received incorrect grades and would be revised upward.

After revising the scores, 116 more Florida school earned an ‘A’ grade on the state report card. Seven schools moved to a ‘D’ from an ‘F’ grade.

The revisions also mean nine school districts will earn a higher grade as well. Those districts are Collier, Desoto, Gadsden, Hillsborough, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco and Union.

The state did not say how the error was made, but here’s how Palm Beach County school officials described the problem to the Palm Beach Post:

The reason for the grading error lies in the way the state now calculates learning gains in its convoluted school grading formula, district officials said. This year, the state passed a rule saying that students who scored at levels 1 and 2 on last year’s FCAT and got a third more points than needed to be considered to have made learning gains on the FCAT this year, will get a “weighted” learning gains score.

Basically, if a student who scored at levels 1 or 2 last year made significant learning gains this year, his learning gains count as 1.1 points for his school, instead of just 1 point.

But when the state calculated those weighted points, it neglected to include students who last year were at levels 1 or 2 but this year scored in higher levels, said Mark Howard, the district’s director of research, evaluation and assessment.

Below is the full list of schools with grade revisions. You can sort the data by school district, school name or grade or search by name.

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District Name
School Name
Revised
As Released
ALACHUALITTLEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
ALACHUAWESTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
BAKERBAKER COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
BAYSURFSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
BRADFORDHAMPTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
BREVARDCOQUINA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
BREVARDFAIRGLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
BREVARDPALM BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
BREVARDCENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
BROWARDSUNRISE MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
BROWARDVILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
BROWARDANNABEL C. PERRY ELEMENTARYAB
BROWARDRIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
BROWARDFOREST GLEN MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
BROWARDSILVER LAKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
BROWARDCHALLENGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
BROWARDRENAISSANCE CHARTER SCHOOL OF CORAL SPRINGSAB
BROWARDSOMERSET NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLAB
BROWARDPARAGON ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOLAB
BROWARDSOMERSET ACADEMY EAST PREPARATORYAB
BROWARDNORTH SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
BROWARDBETHUNE MARY M ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
BROWARDSOMERSET ACADEMY VILLAGE CHARTER MIDDLE SCHCD
BROWARDCHARTER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AT RIVERLANDCD
BROWARDEAGLES NEST MIDDLE CHARTER SCHOOLCD
BROWARDIMAGINE AT N LAUDERDALE MIDDLE SCHOOLDF
CITRUSCRYSTAL RIVER PRIMARY SCHOOLAB
CLAYW E CHERRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
CLAYDOCTORS INLET ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
CLAYS BRYAN JENNINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
COLLIERPOINCIANA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
COLLIERLELY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DADEWILLIAM A. CHAPMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DADEWEST HIALEAH GARDENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DADEHOWARD DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DADEMELROSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DADEMIAMI SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DADEDOWNTOWN MIAMI CHARTER SCHOOLAB
DADEOLINDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DADEIRVING & BEATRICE PESKOE K-8 CENTERAB
DADESEMINOLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DADESYLVANIA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DADEINTERNATIONAL STUDIES CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
DADERUBEN DARIO MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
DADEKEYS GATE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOLAB
DADECAMPBELL DRIVE K-8 CENTERBC
DADEBENJAMIN FRANKLIN K-8 CENTERBC
DADERIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY SCHOOLBC
DADEWEST HOMESTEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
DADEASPIRA EUGENIO MARIA DE HOSTOS CharterBC
DADELAKE STEVENS MIDDLE SCHOOLBC
DADENAUTILUS MIDDLE SCHOOLBC
DADECOUNTRY CLUB MIDDLE SCHOOLBC
DADERICHMOND HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOLBC
DADECITRUS GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
DADEFLORIDA CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
DADEHIBISCUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
DADECUTLER RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOLCD
DADEJOSE DE DIEGO MIDDLE SCHOOLCD
DADEHORACE MANN MIDDLE SCHOOLCD
DADENORTH DADE MIDDLE SCHOOLCD
DADEFLORIDA INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY ACADEMYDF
DADEALLAPATTAH MIDDLE SCHOOLDF
DIXIEOLD TOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DUVALVENETIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DUVALBILTMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DUVALHIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DUVALREYNOLDS LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DUVALGREENFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DUVALARLINGTON HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DUVALTWIN LAKES ACADEMY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
DUVALKERNAN MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
DUVALGARDEN CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
DUVALALFRED I. DUPONT MIDDLE SCHOOLBC
DUVALJOHN LOVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
DUVALSAN JOSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
DUVALKIPP IMPACT MIDDLE SCHOOLBC
DUVALHOLIDAY HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
DUVALSALLYE B. MATHIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
DUVALDUVAL CHARTER SCHOOL AT ARLINGTONCD
DUVALPINE ESTATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
DUVALEUGENE BUTLER MIDDLE SCHOOLDF
DUVALSCHOOL OF SUCCESS ACADEMY-SOSDF
ESCAMBIAO. J. SEMMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
FLAGLERRYMFIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
FLAGLERINDIAN TRAILS MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
GLADESPEMAYETV EMAHAKV CHARTER "OUR WAY SCHOOLBC
HENDRYCENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
HERNANDOBROOKSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
HERNANDOWEST HERNANDO MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
HERNANDOWEEKI WACHEE HIGH SCHOOLAB
HERNANDOWESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
HERNANDOSPRING HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
HERNANDOPINE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
HIGHLANDSLAKE COUNTRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
HILLSBOROUGHDOBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
HILLSBOROUGHDAVIDSEN MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
HILLSBOROUGHLEWIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
HILLSBOROUGHORANGE GROVE MIDDLE MAGNET SCHOOLAB
HILLSBOROUGHPINECREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
HILLSBOROUGHPROGRESS VILLAGE MIDDLE MAGNET SCHOOLAB
HILLSBOROUGHSESSUMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
HILLSBOROUGHSPRINGHEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
HILLSBOROUGHJACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
HILLSBOROUGHMORGAN WOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
HILLSBOROUGHTWIN LAKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
HILLSBOROUGHSHILOH ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOLBC
HILLSBOROUGHKIMBELL ELEMENTARYCD
HILLSBOROUGHCLAIR-MEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
HILLSBOROUGHDOWDELL MIDDLE SCHOOLCD
HILLSBOROUGHKENLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
HILLSBOROUGHJAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
HOLMESBONIFAY MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
INDIAN RIVERGIFFORD MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
LAKESAWGRASS BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
LAKEGROVELAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
LEETROPIC ISLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
LEONFRANK HARTSFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
LEONRUEDIGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
LEONPINEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
MANATEEPALMA SOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
MANATEEROWLETT MAGNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
MANATEEFREEDOM ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
MANATEEH. S. MOODY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
MANATEEMANATEE SCHOOL OF ARTS/SCIENCESCD
MARIONMAPLEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
MARIONOAKCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
MARIONSPARR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
MARTINJENSEN BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
MARTININDIANTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
NASSAUCALLAHAN MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
OKALOOSABOB SIKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
OKALOOSANORTHWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
OKALOOSARIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
OKEECHOBEEOKEECHOBEE FRESHMAN CAMPUSBC
ORANGENAP FORD COMMUNITY CHARTERAB
ORANGEOAKLAND AVENUE CHARTERAB
ORANGEFREEDOM MIDDLEAB
ORANGERIVERDALE ELEMENTARYAB
ORANGEDOVER SHORES ELEMENTARYAB
ORANGEMCCOY ELEMENTARYAB
ORANGEWYNDHAM LAKES ELEMENTARYAB
ORANGEECCLESTON ELEMENTARYAB
ORANGEPASSPORT CHARTERBC
ORANGEORLO VISTA ELEMENTARYBC
ORANGELOVELL ELEMENTARYBC
ORANGECLAY SPRINGS ELEMENTARYBC
ORANGERIVERSIDE ELEMENTARYBC
ORANGEMEADOW WOODS MIDDLEBC
ORANGERIDGEWOOD PARK ELEMENTARYBC
ORANGECHENEY ELEMENTARYCD
ORANGEROBINSWOOD MIDDLECD
OSCEOLAWESTSIDE K-8AB
OSCEOLAPLEASANT HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
OSCEOLAPARTIN SETTLEMENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
PALM BEACHU. B. KINSEY/PALMVIEW ELEMENTARYAB
PALM BEACHS. D. SPADY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
PALM BEACHBOCA RATON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
PALM BEACHHAGEN ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
PALM BEACHJEAGA MIDDLE SCHOOLBC
PALM BEACHWESTWARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
PALM BEACHSEMINOLE TRAILS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
PALM BEACHBELLE GLADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
PALM BEACHSOUTH GRADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
PALM BEACHDR. MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE ELEMENTARYCD
PALM BEACHBARTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLDF
PASCOCONNERTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
PASCODEER PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
PASCOTHOMAS E. WEIGHTMAN MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
PASCOANCLOTE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
PASCONEW RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
PASCOFOX HOLLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
PINELLASAZALEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
PINELLASBARDMOOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
PINELLASFITZGERALD MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
PINELLASGARRISON-JONES ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
PINELLASNORTHWEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
PINELLASPINELLAS CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
PINELLASSEMINOLE MIDDLE SCHOOLAB
PINELLASMARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS ELEMAB
PINELLASPLATO ACEDEMY SOUTH K-8 CHARTER SCHOOLAB
PINELLASJAMES B. SANDERLIN ELEMENTARYBC
PINELLASSAN JOSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
PINELLASTARPON SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
PINELLASLAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
PINELLASMEADOWLAWN MIDDLE SCHOOLCD
PINELLASMOUNT VERNON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
PINELLASSANDY LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
PINELLASNEW HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
PINELLASFAIRMOUNT PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOLDF
POLKFRANK E. BRIGHAM ACADEMYAB
POLKKATHLEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
POLKHIGHLANDS GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
POLKSCOTT LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
POLKMEDULLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
POLKEASTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
POLKJOHN SNIVELY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF CHOICEBC
POLKWALTER CALDWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
POLKHORIZONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
POLKSPOOK HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
POLKSPESSARD L HOLLAND ELEMENTARYBC
POLKBEN HILL GRIFFIN JR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
POLKLEWIS ANNA WOODBURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCD
POLKJERE L. STAMBAUGH MIDDLECD
SARASOTATUTTLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
VOLUSIAGEORGE W. MARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
VOLUSIAREAD-PATTILLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
VOLUSIATHE READING EDGE ACADEMYAB
VOLUSIASPIRIT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
VOLUSIACHISHOLM ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
VOLUSIATURIE T. SMALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBC
WAKULLAMEDART ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB
WASHINGTONKATE M. SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLAB

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