The Florida Department of Education released its school grades yesterday, and most Coral Gables schools held their strong grades. Coral Gables Preparatory Academy, George W. Carver Elementary and Middle, Henry S. West Lab, International Studies Preparatory Academy, Somerset Gables Academy and Sunset Elementary all held their “A” grades. David Fairchild Elementary and Ponce de Leon Middle dropped from an “A” to a “B”. Coral Gables Senior High held its “B” grade. While Frances S. Tucker Elementary sank from an “A” to a “C”.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools, as a whole, celebrated its third straight year with no “F” school and a 99% of its schools with grades of “A”, “B” or “C”.
“I am absolutely elated by the school grades released today by the Florida Department of Education. For the second year in a row, we are an A-rated school district. As the proud School Board Member for District 6, representing the City Beautiful, I am honored and overjoyed to see that indeed teamwork has made the dreamwork. I’d like to congratulate our district staff and personnel, our Superintendent, and our dedicated School Board Members, who set policy for our great district. I also congratulate our amazing Principals, who are at the helm at our school sites, the Assistant Principals, the amazing staff members, fabulous parents, our region personnel and leaders in the community, including our elected officials and chamber of commerce members in the City of Coral Gables. But most importantly, I would like to highlight our spectacular teachers who make a difference in those classrooms everyday for the betterment of the students. With these amazing students, we have a very bright future ahead of us!” said Coral Gables’ representative in the Miami-Dade County School Board, Mari Tere Rojas, District 6.
A full breakdown of all State Schools can be found at the FDOE’s website. Coral Gables’s schools can be seen on the screenshot below.