The State of Florida has released school grades for 2017. Most schools in West Boca maintained their A grades. The one clear drop was in East Boca, where Boca Elementary fell from an A to a B.
Among elementary schools, Coral Sunset improved from a C to a B, while Hammock Pointe and Sandpiper Shores both improved from B to A. All other elementary schools in West Boca were A schools before and kept that grade.
Other than the Morikami Park magnet school, Waters Edge Elementary had the highest scores. This may be due to its large gifted program.
Among non-magnet middle schools, Boca Middle improved from a B grade to an A. The three West Boca middle schools all maintained their A grades. Eagles Landing had the highest overall score but Omni and Loggers were close behind and outperformed Eagles in some areas.
The big news for high schools was Olympic Heights improving from B to an A grade. And in bigger news to some, Boca High outscored Spanish River. That scoring looks odd to us as Spanish River had better scores in a number of topics and a slightly higher graduation rate. West Boca High’s overall scores were a bit higher than Olympic with a notable edge in science, though the two were close on most subjects.