Suwannee Democrat


July 16, 2014

Branford Elementary earns ‘B’ grade. Other schools maintained prior year standing

Live Oak —

The 2013-14 academic year for the Suwannee County School District has come to a close and the report card is in for local schools. According to the Florida Department of Education’s report, two schools maintained their grade from the previous year while one school stepped down a letter grade. The results for Suwannee and Branford High are still pending. 

“Our major positive in the 2013-14 school grades was that Branford Elementary School (BES) moved from a ‘C’ to a ‘B’ school,” said Superintendent of Schools Jerry Scarborough. “Jennifer Barrs, principal of BES, faculty, and staff are to be commended for their successful efforts to improve the BES school grade.”

Here’s a look at how the rest of the schools faired this past school year.

Suwannee Intermediate School

Suwannee Intermediate School maintained the letter grade of D for this academic school year. 

Suwannee Middle School

Suwannee Middle School maintained a letter grade of C and has done so since the 2010 school year. 

Suwannee Elementary School

Suwannee Elementary School earned a D for this school year, the first year a school grade was released

Branford Elementary School

Branford Elementary School earned a letter grade of B for this year, the highest grade of all county schools. The school improved their grade from the previous year’s grade of C. In 2012, the school earned a B, and in 2010 and 2011, Branford was an A school.

District grade

The Suwannee County School District maintained the status quo with a grade of C, which the county has managed to achieve consecutively since 2008. 

High school grades not released yet

Branford and Suwannee High schools will receive a grade based on a weighting of state-assessment-based components and other components for which data are not currently available. The grade for those schools will not be released until the latter part of this year. 

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