Today, the Florida Department of Education released 2017 school grades for all schools.  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) results show continued improvements across the District.  Among the highlights in the 2017 results:

  • 96 percent of innovative District schools earned an “A,” “B” or “C.”
  • 95 percent of innovative District schools maintained or increased their letter grade.
  • 59 innovative District schools earned an “A”, an increase from 41 in 2016.  Of these schools, 39 maintained their “A” from 2016.
  • 13 innovative District schools increased by two or more letter grades.
    • Silver Lakes Elementary School increased three letter grades from a “D” to an “A.”
    • Mary Bethune Elementary School, Oakland Park Elementary School, Park Lakes Elementary School and Park Ridge Elementary School increased from an “F” to “C.”
  • BCPS reduced the number of District schools earning a “D” or “F.” Only two District schools earned an “F,” compared to 10 in 2016.  Six schools earned a “D,” compared to 29 the prior year.
  • Overall, BCPS earned a District grade of “B” for the fourth year in a row.

In addition:

  • BCPS exceeded the state’s average for the percentage of “A” schools in 2017.
  • 85 percent of innovative District schools in the state’s “turnaround” status improved by one letter grade, with 82 percent earning a “C” or higher.

“We are extremely proud of these accomplishments, which show continued improvement in academic achievement across our District.  The school grades are the direct result of the hard work and tremendous dedication of our teachers, school leaders, students, families, staff members and the entire Broward community,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “Our School Board members and I appreciate and thank everyone for their continued support, as we continue to focus on providing all students with a high-quality education and ensure we are meeting the diverse needs of students and families. We are continuing to analyze the results released today, as well as all of the data from the state assessments.”

School grades are based on a variety of factors, including results from the Florida Standards Assessments and End of Course exams, levels of achievement, learning gains, industry certifications earned and graduation rates. The District’s overall grade also includes the performance of charter schools.