The Grades are in for Coral Springs and Parkland High Schools

gradesBy: Sharon Aron Baron

The 2014 high school grades and graduation rates were released by the Florida Department of Education.  In the data, more than 75 percent of Broward County Public traditional high schools earned an A or B grade and achieved a graduation rate of 88 percent.

According to the report, Coral Springs High School, Coral Glades, and JP Taravella, all slipped from A’s to B’s in 2014. 

The slide was expected after the state drastically changed the way it grades schools, according to the Miami Herald, The harder grading scale meant that schools with the same number of academic “points” as last year sometimes got lower letter grades this time. Even some schools that had improved their overall point total saw their letter grade drop.

The good news is that both Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Coral Springs Charter School maintained an A-rating. 

As far as four-year graduation rates: Coral Springs High School had 88 percent; Coral Glades 87 percent; JP Taravella had 90 percent; Marjory Stoneman Douglas had 94 percent; and Coral Springs Charter School had 99 percent.

Twelve Broward County traditional high schools maintained A or B grades for consecutive years: Atlantic Technical, Charles W. Flanagan, Cypress Bay, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Nova, Pompano Beach, South Plantation, West Broward, Western and William T. McFatter.

“As a District, we are dedicated to providing students with a high quality education and ensuring they have the proper toolset to compete and succeed in college and career,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We appreciate and recognize the hard work of our students, teachers, school leaders and administrators. We will continue to focus on improving the outcomes for all of our students.”

For the sixth consecutive year, Broward County Public Schools had no F-rated traditional high schools.

Read about local elementary and middle school rankings here.

See all Broward County Public School grades.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.


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  • Capt Jack

    Maybe CSHS students will pull their pants up and study.

  • wide-eye open

    As a parent of a student at Coral Springs Charter School I believe that one of the positive ingredients in this school’s success is that the parents are required to do a minimum of 20 service hours per school year. Most parents fullfill most of this commitment by attending the monthly evening information session with the adminstration which keeps them up to date on what is going on in their child’s school life. When parents are informed and take an active role in their child’s development good things happen for them. All parents want their children to have a better life, but parents must be willing to encourage, support and cheer their child on to their success.