- Similar to the trends seen among the five largest Florida school districts, Broward decreased the proportion of “A” grades and increased the proportions of “B,” “C,” and “D” grades.
- However, 36 (17%) of Broward’s traditional schools maintained an “A” grade from 2014/15 to 2015/16 and one school, Discovery Elementary School, increased from a “B” to an “A.”
- Seven schools increased by two letter grades. Sanders Park Elementary increased to a “B” while Endeavour Primary Learning Center, Larkdale Elementary School, Morrow Elementary School, North Fork Elementary School, Plantation Elementary School and Sunland Park Academy all improved to a “C.”
- Among the traditional schools, the number and percent of “F” grades decreased from 22 (10%) to 8 (4%).
- Overall, Broward earned a District grade of “B” for the third year in a row.
“Today’s grades release serves as a new baseline for school districts across Florida. Overall, we know our students are achieving academically, and we acknowledge that there is still more work to be done,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “I commend the hard work of our students, teachers, school leaders and all staff in our District. We’ll continue to work together to ensure our students have the skills for long-term success.”
The 2015/16 school grades were computed following the rules adopted by the Florida Board of Education at its January 6, 2016, meeting. This year’s school grades mark the first time that the calculations were conducted using the full set of criteria as adopted at that meeting. Specifically, learning gains were included in the 2015/16 school grades.