While some Hillsborough County Schools saw their grades drop, the majority of elementary and middle schools earned As an Bs this year.
According to data released by Hillsborough County Schools yesterday, Bryant, Deer Park and Westchase elementary schools maintained their A grades. Farnell and Walker Magnet middle schools also hung on to their A grades. Davidsen Middle went from an A last year to a B this year.
Both Sickles and Alonso high schools' grades are pending and will be released at a later date.
School grades are based on a number of factors, including FCAT scores and end-of-year assessments. State officials had warned parents throughout Florida that they might see a number of schools drop in letter grades due to new standards.
“Many of our schools are celebrating today,” said Hillsborough Superintendent MaryEllen Elia on Wednesday. “We knew that the raised standards would have an impact. Despite the fact that we are in a transition year, most of our schools earned A or B, half of our schools maintained their grade, and several improved their grade. That’s a direct result of the hard work of our students and teachers.”
Westchase Schools at a glance:
Bryant Elementary remains an A school
Davidsen went from an A to a B school
Deer Park Elementary remained an A school
Farnell Middle remained an A school
Westchase Elementary remains an A school
*Both Alonso and Sickles high schools have pending grades*
What do you think about how Westchase schools performed?