District maintains A rating – The School District of Palm Beach County
On July 7, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) announced that the Palm Beach County School District maintained its “A” grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Of Florida’s seven major school districts, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade are the only two to earn an “A” grade. Palm Beach County also outperformed all neighboring districts, including Broward, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee.
“I am incredibly proud of our students, teachers, school administrators and support staff for persevering through conditions unimaginable just a few years ago, to earn this coveted ‘A’ rating,” Superintendent Mike Burke said. “While there is much work that remains to be done, achieving this ‘A’ rating, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, is an impressive achievement that inspires confidence in our ability to educate, affirm and inspire every student in an equity-based school system.”
Eighty-five percent of secondary schools were rated “A” or “B,” an increase of 17 percentage points from fiscal year 2019. For the 2021-2022 school year, there are no has no district-operated schools rated F. While the vast majority of schools have received their letter grades, seven district-operated schools are still listed by the state as “I” for incomplete.
There are several reasons why the state is listed as incomplete, including an attendance rate of less than 95%, student exams that may still not be counted, or other unresolved issues. The District is currently working with the state to determine the cause in each case.
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