Many parents are aware of what kind of grades their students are receiving, but what about the grade that their school is receiving? Schools in Florida are assigned a performance grade of A, B, C, D, or F by the Florida Department of Education. A variety of factors go in to determining a school’s grade; including achievement on standardized tests, improvements in test scores, graduation rates, and quality of preparation for future grade levels or higher education. In the same way, school districts are graded on the overall quality of the schools in that area.
In child custody cases, it is important to know the performance rating of the school that you want your child to attend in order to argue why your child should go to that school. This link provides a spreadsheet of all Florida school grades by category, and can be a powerful tool in making decisions on behalf of your child.
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