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Sarasota County Schools Earns “A” Grade from Florida Department of Education

Sarasota County Schools Earns “A” Grade from Florida Department of Education

Sarasota County, FL, December 11, 2023 – We are excited to announce that Sarasota County Schools has achieved an outstanding “A grade” for the 20th consecutive year, with 24 out of our 39 traditional public schools earning the highest rating from the Florida Department of Education for the 2022-2023 school year.

Six traditional public elementary schools increased one grade level, and two traditional public elementary schools increased two grade levels. This significant achievement reflects Sarasota County Schools’ commitment to academic excellence and the dedication of our students, families, teachers, staff members, and community partners.

While celebrating this milestone, we recognize that there are still opportunities for growth and improvement. Sarasota County Schools maintained the fifth highest ranked school district in in the state. We are steadfast in our commitment to continuous enhancement, ensuring that every student receives a high-quality education.

“We extend our deepest gratitude to our students, families, teachers, staff members, and community partners for their crucial contributions to this success. 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,” said Terry Connor, Superintendent of Schools.

Looking ahead, Sarasota County Schools remains dedicated to doing all that is necessary to provide an environment that accelerates growth for all students. Our commitment to excellence is unwavering, and we are excited about the future. We firmly believe that when students leave our school district, they do so with confidence, equipped with the resources, experiences, and opportunities needed to pursue their own unique futures because of the educational foundation they received in Sarasota County. Together, we will continue to build on our successes and create a brighter future for every student, every day.

For more information, including all school and district grades statewide for 2022-23, visit


About Sarasota County Schools

Sarasota County Schools is committed to providing unrivaled academic, developmental, and civic growth to every student, every day. Our schools offer a variety of engaging programs and rigorous learning pathways to expertly cater to the diverse needs of all our students. We are one of two Florida school districts to consistently earn an A-grade every year since 2004 and have been awarded the Mid-Sized School District of the Year by the University of Cambridge. Sarasota County Schools’ dedicated educators empower students to take charge of their academic and personal success, a practice we believe fosters lifelong growth and achievement. Our schools actively maintain the district’s tradition of excellence and ensure that tradition extends to all students. Our commitment to our students extends beyond graduation to make sure they not only graduate on time, but do so college and career ready. Want to take your student’s education to the next level? Learn more by connecting with us on social media (@sarasotaschools on Facebook, Instagram, X, YouTube, and LinkedIn) or visiting

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