No "D's" or "F's" for Leon County High Schools

Posted at 9:22 AM, Dec 21, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's Department of Education has released the 2011-2012 high school grades, and Leon County has had a good year.

The district has no "D" or "F" grade schools, and 83% of high schools earned an "A" or a "B".

Chiles, Leon, Lincoln, and SAIL all received an “A” grade while Godby earned a “B,” an improvement from the previous year. James S. Rickards High School received a “C.”

Three schools, Leon, Lincoln, and Godby, all improved their grades. School officials say that the improvement stems from from "rigorous expectations for students and teachers." The schools implemented an Algebra I End of Course Exam and made graduation rate calculations more stringent.

In addition, the Florida Department of Education has designated Leon County Schools as an academically high-performing district. Only 19 school districts across the state have received this designation.

"I am proud of our high school administrators, students and staff for all of their hard work this past year," said Superintendent Jackie Pons. "Even as the state increased rigor and implemented new exams our teachers and students continued performing at some of the highest levels in the state."