Manatee County School District Reports 'Stellar' Year

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SRQ DAILY MONDAY BUSINESS EDITION MONDAY JUL 15, 2019

The School District of Manatee County has reported a stellar year academically, according to School and District Grades released by the Florida Department of Education. Of the 59 Manatee District schools that received School Grades from the state (including Charter Schools), 57 received an A, B or C grade this year. Only two district schools received a D grade, down from six D schools the previous school year. And, for the third consecutive year, not one Manatee District school received an F grade from the state. The District itself received a B grade for the third consecutive year, and for the fourth time in the last five years. Prior to 2015, the Manatee District had received three C grades in a row.

Sixteen Manatee District schools improved their grades this school year over the previous year, including Palm View Elementary, which vaulted from a D grade in 2018 to an A grade this year. In addition, Samoset Elementary and Blackburn Elementary both jumped from a D to a B, and Rowlett Academy for Arts and Communication improved from a C to an A.

In total, the District had 20 A schools, 19 B schools, 18 C schools and two D schools. The only Manatee District schools to receive a D this year are Oneco Elementary and Lincoln Memorial Academy. According to Superintendent Saunders, the Manatee District is only six points away from becoming an A school district.

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