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District grades for First Coast counties released for the 2018-2019 school year

Over the past four years, schools in Bradford, Duval, Putnam and St. Johns have remained consistent in their grades.

The Florida Department of Education released the district grades for the 2018-2019 school year Thursday, and most schools along the First Coast stayed consistent with the previous year's grades.

During the 2018-2019 school year, the overall grade for schools:

  • Nassau: A
  • Duval: B
  • Bradford: C
  • Clay: A
  • Putnam: C
  • Baker: B
  • St. Johns: A

Over the past four years, schools in Bradford, Duval, Putnam and St. Johns counties have stayed the same.

The other counties have shifted in grades:

  • Baker County schools went from a B to a C during the 2016-2017 school year 
  • Clay County schools went from a B to an A during the 2017-2018 school year
  • Nassau County schools went from a B to an A during the 2016-2017 school year

Duval County Public Schools "leaped six overall points, and is now just four points shy -- less than one percentage point -- from an A-rating," DCPS said in a release.

Overall, 42 schools with DCPS increased at least one letter grade, including six schools that jumped two letter grades:

  • Ortega Elementary (C to an A)
  • Venetia Elementary (C to an A)
  • San Jose Preparatory Academy (C to an A)
  • St. Clair Evans Elementary (D to a B)
  • Somerset Preparatory Academy (F to a B)
  • Hyde Park Elementary (F to a C)

To see a full breakdown for the district and individual school grades, visit the Florida Department of Education's website.