Twelve of Jackson County’s schools have been graded and of those twelve, 5 received A’s, 3 received B’s and 4 received a C. This is the first time since 2004 that Jackson County doesn’t have a D school. Schools receiving an A this year are Marianna Middle, Riverside Elementary, Golson Elementary, Sneads Elementary, and Sneads High. Schools receiving a B include Cottondale Elementary, Cottondale High, and Graceville High. Graceville Elementary, Grand Ridge School, Malone School and Marianna High received a C. Five schools improved when compared to last year’s grade, four maintained the same grade as last year and two schools dropped from an A to a B.
Superintendent Sims was very pleased with the progress of the students and schools performances in Jackson County. "I am especially happy to see the improvement made district-wide in reading, mathematics and writing. Many factors are considered in the calculation of the school grades with FCAT results being the primary consideration. Our teachers work very hard and do a good job of preparing our students for this annual assessment. I am really pleased to say that we do not have any D or F schools this year. These improvements demonstrate the fact that we have systems in place that are moving our students forward. Through working with each school staff we will continue to improve the quality of education our students are receiving," Sims stated.