By: Andrew Atterbury, Treasure Coast Newspapers
Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River county school districts improved their overall scores and maintained their same letter grades from last year, according to school grades released Thursday by the Florida Department of Education.
No individual schools received an F, and only three on the Treasure Coast were D-rated, according to the state.
Martin County, an A-rated district, has nine A-rated schools in 2018-19, same as last year, according to the state. In the state's calculations, Martin County earned 691 total points, one more point than last year. The district ranked 15th out of 67 Florida school districts.
Both Jensen Beach Elementary and David L. Anderson Middle improvedfrom B to A, according to the state. School grades fell for five Martin County schools, including Hobe Sound, Warfield and Sea Wind elementaries, which dropped from B to C.
“A lot of time, sacrifice and hard work went in to achieving this remarkable outcome, and we couldn’t be more pleased with all who made it possible,” Superintendent Laurie Gaylord said in a statement. “It’s an accomplishment that the entire community can truly take pride in.”
St. Lucie County, a B-rated district, also has eight A-rated schools — three more than last year. The district earned 664 total points, a 38-point improvement, placing it 22nd in the state…