State Releases 2019 School Grades

State Releases 2019 School Grades
Posted on 07/16/2019
State Releases 2019 School Grades

The Florida Department of Education just released the preliminary school grades for the 2018-19 school year.

According to the results, 60% of traditional Lee County public schools, not including charters, earned an “A” or “B”, an increase of 8% over last year. The District maintained its “B” grade for a sixth year in a row, however increased in total points, moving it within three percentage points of an “A” grade.

18 schools increased their school grades including Trafalgar Elementary School which moved from a “C” to an “A.”

Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins summed the results up in one word: Awesome. “The work that our teachers, administrators and District leaders did over the last year is a testament to their dedication and commitment to personalizing education for our students. I also want to thank our families for their engagement, and our students for their hard work.”

55 District schools maintained their letter grades, while 7 dropped, a decrease of 50% from last year. In addition, The School District of Lee County is the only District of the top ten largest in Florida, that does not have a “D” or “F” school.

East Lee County High School increased its grade from a “D” to a “C” which means it comes out of Differentiated Accountability (DA) status at the state level. DA schools are identified for escalating interventions, support and monitoring. Since Dr. Adkins has served as Superintendent, the District has gone from twelve DA schools to none.

“This is a huge accomplishment for a district of our size with the diverse student population we have,” explained Dr. Adkins. “Our passion to educate every child, no matter his or her background, is clear and we will continue our mission of helping all students reach their highest personal potentials.”