Dee Evans – Mustangs Ahead Senior Editor

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) announced its 2018 school ratings and LRHS received an ‘A’ for 2017-18.

Principal Craig Little said, “Congratulations…Our hard work and ability to persevere shined through. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer break and I can’t wait to celebrate this achievement together in August.”

Each year, schools are rated in different categories and are then given an overall letter grade.

The FLDOE stated that the purpose of these grades is to “provide an easily understandable way to measure the performance of a school.” They added, “Parents and the general public can use the school grade and its components to understand how well each school is serving its students.”

Some of the areas in which schools were assessed include standardized test scores, graduation rates, learning gains, and acceleration success, which is based on the percentage of students that graduate with college credits or industry certifications.

In each of these areas, schools received a percentage. To achieve an ‘A’ rating, a school must have an overall average of 62%.

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