BCPS in the News

Everglades High School Is An “A” School

Thursday, March 06, 2014
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce that Everglades High School is receiving an “A” grade from the Florida Department of Education for the 2012/13 school year.  This marks the third consecutive year that Everglades High School has received the state’s highest grade.
Following the release of high school grades by the State in December 2013, BCPS appealed the original “B” grade received by Everglades High School.  The school had earned enough points for an “A,” but was penalized one grade letter by the state due to the number of late-reported test scores (make-up tests) not being included in the original state grading calculation.  The state agreed with the District’s position and granted the appeal.   
“We are extremely proud to have Everglades High School receive an ‘A’ grade,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.   “The school’s teachers, administrators, staff and students have worked incredibly hard and deserve to be recognized for their efforts.  I congratulate the school for its commitment to providing students with a high quality education.” 
In 2012/13:
  • 91 percent of BCPS traditional schools earned an “A” or a “B” grade from the state.  This marks an increase from 81 percent in 2012.
  • 29 high schools increased or maintained their grade in 2013.
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