Coral Gables Schools Hold High Marks As First School Grades Since Onset Of COVID-19 Are Released

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Preliminary school grades were released last week by the Florida Department of Education for all public and charter schools in the State of Florida.

The grades are the first since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, and all Coral Gables area schools either held or improved their grades.

Coral Gables Senior High School and David Fairchild Elementary School both improved their grades from “B” in 2019 to “A” in 2022.

“There is no better time to be a Cavalier. We are an A school! Thank you to our staff members for all of their hard work and dedication. Always remember, Go Cavs!,” posted Coral Gables Senior High School on its Twitter account.

“As I reflect on the remarkable announcement of MDCPS remaining an A-rated school district, I am inspired to continue working with all stakeholders to further our district’s success. Together, we will strengthen our community and create lasting opportunities for our students,” said Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Jose L. Dotres.

“I am beyond proud of our Coral Gables schools for improving each year and for their dedication in educating our youth. A special thank you to School Board Member Mari Tere Rojas for providing our schools with the best resources possible so that our children may continue to excel!” said Coral Gables Mayor Vince Lago.

Coral Gables School Board Member Mari Tere Rojas added, “A big thank you to our students and our parents.”

According to Miami-Dade County Public Schools, “the Florida Department of Education calculates school grades annually based on up to 10 components, including student achievement and learning gains on statewide, standardized assessments and high school graduation rate. School grades provide parents and the public an easily understandable way to measure the performance of a school and understand how well each school is serving its students.”

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, showed district-wide gains with a jump from 46% “A” schools to 54% “A” schools. 99.5% of schools received “A”, “B” or “C” grades. 77% received “A” or “B” in comparison to 58% of schools statewide.


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