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Sarasota County Schools earns 'A' grade from Department of Education

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Sarasota County Schools has announced that it has achieved an "A" rating from the Florida Department of Education for the 20th consecutive year, for the 2022-2023 school year.

This means that Sarasota County Schools has maintained its status as the fifth-highest-rated school district in the state, according to a media release.

The release also said 24 out of its 39 traditional public schools earned the highest rating from the Florida Department of Education, and that six traditional public elementary schools increased one grade level and two traditional public elementary schools increased two grade levels.

“We extend our deepest gratitude to our students, families, teachers, staff members, and community partners for their crucial contributions to this success," said Superintendent of Schools Terry Connor in a media release. "It is through their collective effort and unwavering support that we have achieved and maintained such high standards. Our teachers — the driving force behind our students' success — deserve special recognition. They have demonstrated exceptional dedication, resilience, and expertise in their work."

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Ian Swaby

Ian Swaby is the Sarasota neighbors writer for the Observer. Ian is a Florida State University graduate of Editing, Writing, and Media and previously worked in the publishing industry in the Cayman Islands.

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