The Hernando County School District earned a “B” rating and is well on its way to becoming an “A” rated school district of excellence, according to district and school grades released today by the Florida Department of Education. The district earned 411 points and was only 20 points away from earning an “A” rating.
For the first time in more than six years Hernando County will not have any “D” or “F” schools.
“I am absolutely thrilled that we’re now a ‘B’ district,” Superintendent Lori Romano said. “It’s a testament to all of the progress our students have made and the hard work of teachers and staff who have done an amazing job supporting our students’ growth. It also affirms we’re moving in the right direction toward becoming and A-rated school district of excellence.”
Three schools earned “A” ratings: Chocachatti Elementary, Challenger K-8 and Springstead High. Eleven schools earned “B” ratings, including Westside Elementary and Pine Grove Elementary that improved their school grades from “D” to “B” ratings, and Brooksville Elementary, Eastside
Elementary, Deltona Elementary and Hernando High that improved their school grades from “C” to “B” ratings. Eleven schools maintained their school grades earned in 2014. Explorer K-8, J.D. Floyd K-8 and Central, Nature Coast Technical and Weeki Wachee high schools earned “B” ratings. Moton,
Spring Hill, Suncoast elementary schools; D.S. Parrott, Fox Chapel, Powell and West Hernando Middle schools; and Winding Waters K-8 earned “C” ratings.