School grades: Sarasota County maintains A rating

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A larger share of Palm Beach and Miami Dade county schools also earned an A. nearly 38 percent in Miami Dade, up from 30 percent last year, and about 35 percent in Palm Beach County received the top ranking, an improvement from 30 percent last year.

"I mean, gosh, when you are moving from a C to a B, you're on a good trajectory", School Board Chairman Marc Dodd said.

"We worked so hard".

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Duval County officials discussed only district schools' progress Wednesday.

Statewide, fewer schools got an "F" and more earned "A" or "B" grades. "I am proud that more than two-thirds of the schools that were being monitored through the school improvement program improved to a C or better", Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said in a release. "We will continue to implement stronger leadership and instructional support structures for these schools, which will result in a continual increase in student achievement". This is Warrington's second year with an "F" grade, while Myrtle Grove fell from the "C" it earned last year.

Three Northeast Florida school districts improved a letter grade from previous year in the latest scores released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education.

In Collier County's 53 schools, 25 earned an "A", and 15 earned a "B".

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In Palm Beach County, 23 percent earned "B's", about 32 percent earned "C's" and four percent scored "D's". Forty-eight of Florida's 67 school districts are now graded "A" or "B", up from 38 in 2015-16. Melrose Elementary went from an "F" in 2016 to a "C" in 2017.

Lake's improved school grade comes a day after Susan Moxley, superintendent for 8 ½ years, officially retired.

The number of A-rated and B-rated schools jumped for most Northeast Florida districts, including big increases for Duval County School, where A-rated schools jumped to 46 schools, up from 36 past year. High school grades also take into account graduation rates and the performance of students tests tied to college level work or industry certifications.

In addition to Oak Ridge, (which now falls under criteria for an "educational emergency" under the new education law), John G. Riley Elementary School, Governor's Charter School and Imagine School at Evening Rose (now closed) all earned D grades for 2017.

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