The Florida Department of Education each year awards state grades for public high schools. See how your school fared among Hillsborough County's comprehensive high schools, which collectively received 13 A's,10 B's and 4 C's.
School Grades 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Four of Hillsborough’s public high schools in 2012 received a "C” grade from the Florida Department of Education. At each of the schools, more than 70 percent of the students qualified for a free or reduced-price meal.
Hillsborough County’s seven public high schools with the lowest percentages of children qualifying for a free and reduced-price meals received “A” grades from the state this year, "based in large measure on results from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) in reading, math, science and writing. Included in that top seven were Bloomingdale, Durant, Newsome and Riverview. In contrast, five of the county’s six public high schools with the highest free- or reduced-lunch rates received “C” grades from the state — the exception being Middleton, which also has a magnet school program drawing students to the school from other areas of the county. All six schools qualify for Title I funds. Middleton received a “B” grade from the state…