The Florida Department of Education released 2012 high school grades, part of the state’s school accountability system.
For more details on how the grades are calculated, check out the Florida Department of Education website. In general, the grades are based on Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores, the number of students taking accelerated coursework — such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate — graduation rates and college readiness.
The data includes each component of the school’s score and demographic data.
The department says the released data is still subject to revision and a school may appeal its grade.
Scroll down to see how each school district performed.
What the columns mean:
- Four Year Graduation Rate: This is the school’s graduation rate based on the new federal standards.
- Final Adjusted Points: This is the school’s total score for each of the components. Half is based on FCAT scores — with focus on the lowest-performing quarter or students. The other half is a combination of advanced classwork, graduation rates and college readiness.
- Grades: These are the school’s grade for each of the last five years.
- Charter: Is the school a charter school or not? Charter schools are publicly funded but privately managed schools which are granted more flexibility and exempted from some state requirements.
- Free Or Reduced Lunch Rate: This is the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch under federal rules, a common proxy for poverty.
- Minority Rate: The percentage of minority students at the school.
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- StateImpact Florida’s coverage of the school grading formula
- StateImpact Florida coverage of non-high school grades
- Florida Department of Education explanation of school grading formula