Florida Department of Education Releases 2022 School Grades

Florida Department of Education Releases 2022 School Grades
Posted on 07/07/2022
Florida Department of Education Releases 2022 School Grades

The School District of Lee County (SDLC) has received a B grade, maintaining the grade it has earned since 2014. This is just one of several notable results among the preliminary school grades released today by the Florida Department of Education. More impressive, 27 Lee County public schools have returned to, or increased upon, their total school grade points earned before the pandemic in 2019.

Today’s results show that eight SDLC schools have improved their 2019 grade. Most noteworthy is Edgewood Elementary, with a 12% increase and the school’s first “B” since 2009. Four more elementary schools, Pinewoods, San Carlos Park, Pine Island and Pelican all saw gains between 6% and 8%. Overall, 14 of the District’s traditional public schools earned an “A” and 18 earned a “B.”

“Congratulations to our teachers and staff, who have continued to fill learning gaps for our students,” says Superintendent Dr. Christopher Bernier. “We look forward to celebrating our students’ success upon their return to school in August. There is still work to be done, and plans are already underway to increase our students’ proficiency in all subject areas, starting on Day One.”

The district reported testing 97% of its students, and since 2018-2019 has demonstrated the largest gains in Middle School Acceleration (from 68% to 76%) and College and Career Acceleration (from 55% to 68%).

School grades are released annually by the FLDOE, and this is the first report to include Lee County since the 2018-2019 school year. Grades were not calculated in 2019-2020 due to the pandemic canceling testing, and the District opted out of grading in the 2020- 2021 school year.

The full FLDOE school grades’ report is available at https://www.fldoe.org/accountability/accountability-reporting/school-grades/