Clay County Schools improve to an “A” district, St. Johns remains #1 in Florida, state says

New numbers are out from the Florida Department of Education, grading the school districts from around the state and Clay County Schools were the one Northeast Florida district which improved their grade. The education department says the district received an “A” grade during the 20-17/18 school year. They were previously graded as a “B” district in 20-16/17. Clay Superintendent Addison Davis says he’s proud of all the hard work school employees have put in to implement the district’s vision.

The education department numbers show Clay Schools which were graded as “A”s increased from 12 to 18 from the 16-17 school year to the 17-18 school year. Also of note, the 1 “F” graded school in the district improved, giving the district, no schools graded lower than a “D”.

The Florida Department of Education says schools with in a district are combined to give the respective district a grade. The education department says the school are graded based on measures like achievement, learning gains, graduation, acceleration success, and maintaining focus on students who need the most support.

The state says the St. Johns County School District keeps their spot as the #1 school district in the state. They received an “A” grade for the past school year as well as Nassau County.

Duval and Baker county school districts both received “B” grades which is the same received for last school year the state says. The number of “A” schools dropped in Duval County from 46 in the 16-17 school year to 41 in the 17-18 school year. The state says the number of “F” schools increased in the county as well going from 1 to 3 in the same time frame.

Current Duval County Public School Superintended Dr. Patricia Willis says the district as a whole continues to improve and move forward.

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