OCPS announces more “A” schools

The Florida Department of Education released the 2021-22 school and district grades, the first official letter-grade release from FDOE since the 2018-19 school year.

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Fifty-six percent of Orange County Public Schools earned an “A” or “B” this year, according to the Florida Department of Education. The FDOE released recently the 2021-22 school and district grades. This is the first official letter grade release from the FDOE since the 2018-19 school year.

According to the report, the number of “A” schools in OCPS improved, with 59 schools earning an “A” in 2021-22 compared to 39 that would have received an “A” in 2020-21 if school grades had been assigned to all schools.

Overall, the district earned a “B” grade, just shy of an “A,” according to the FDOE report. The district received 61% of the possible points, and the cutoff for an “A” is 62% , the FDOE release stated. The district’s results maintained or improved in 10 of the 11 components or areas reported. 

The largest improvement was in mathematics performance.

"This data provides a limited view of what our students, teachers, administrators, support staff and families accomplished this year. We are proud of their hard work in the midst of a global pandemic and will use this data to continue leading our students to success,” said Dr. Barbara Jenkins, OCPS superintendent. 

Each school's letter grade will be reported on its individual school report card that is updated annually before the start of the school year. 

The district is waiting for grades for 17 of its traditional schools. They received an Incomplete due to delayed score release or low percent tested.

West Orange County schools received the following grades:

• Elementary — Bay Lake, A; Bay Meadows, A; Castleview, A; Citrus, B; Dillard Street, C; Dr. Phillips, B; Frangus, C; Hamlin, N/A; Independence, A; Keene’s Crossing, A; Lake Whitney, A; Maxey, B; Ocoee, C; Palm Lake, A; Panther Lake, N/A; Prairie Lake, B; Sand Lake, A; Spring Lake, C; Summerlake, B; SunRidge, Incomplete; Sunset Park, B; Thornebrooke, A; Tildenville, A; Water Spring, A; Westbrooke, A; West Oaks, C; Whispering Oak, A; Windermere, A; Windy Ridge School K-8, A;

• Middle — Bridgewater, A; Chain of Lakes, C; Gotha, B; Hamlin, N/A; Horizon West, A; Lakeview, C; Ocoee, C; Southwest, Incomplete; SunRidge, A; Water Spring, A;

• High — Dr. Phillips, C; Horizon, B; Lake Buena Vista, N/A; Ocoee, B; Olympia, B; West Orange, B; Windermere, A;

• Charter — Hope, B; Legacy High, B; Innovation Montessori Ocoee, Incomplete; Oakland Avenue Charter School, B; Renaissance Charter School at Crown Point, C.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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