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Most Temple Terrace Area Schools Get D Grades

Riverhills Elementary School brought its grade up from an F to a D.

Most elementary and middle schools in the Temple Terrace area have received D grades, according to 2011-12 Florida School Grades data released by the Department of Education July 11.

, which received an F last year, brought its grade up to a D this year. , and school all dropped from a C last year to a D this year. received a D in its first year.

Three area schools maintained their grades. kept its A, upheld its B, and maintained its C.

Like Riverhills Elementary,  saw a gain this year. It went from a B last year to an A this year.

The Hillsborough County School District said Wednesday that it expected grades to be lower this year compared to last year because of raised standards. Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson wrote an open letter to parents explaining the expected impact of the new standards.

“As grades for elementary, middle and many combination schools become available you may notice that some schools have lower grades than last year,” Commissioner Robinson wrote. “That does not necessarily mean that the schools, teachers or students are not doing as well as they were before. There were a number of changes to the state’s accountability system this year that impacted the results.”

As for the rest of Hillsborough County, more than 59 percent of elementary and middle schools earned an A or B grade, according to the district.

High school grades are not expected to be released until late fall, after graduation rates and other factors are calculated.

What do you think of the grades that schools in the Temple Terrace area received? Tell us in the comments.

See also:
Temple Terrace School Grades See More Losses Than Gains (2011) 

JS July 11, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Abysmal. Reports like this savage home values for all homeowners regardless of age, with or without children. What families want to buy a home in a city with schools you wouldn't send your dog too? Schools are a top priority for families with children, just the demographic Temple Terrace needs. Public education becomes central in bad economic times when budgets are tight and private school is out of the question. Temple Terrace needs a coup d'état to throw the county out. This will never change until we have Temple Terrace Schools run by the citizens of Temple Terrace for our residents. Of course, we will be dead and buried by then....
Jennifer July 11, 2012 at 06:36 PM
"As for the rest of Hillsborough County, more than 59 percent of elementary and middle schools earned an A or B grade, according to the district." We're looking at about 33% here in TT. This is really bad news for our citizens, whether you have kids in school or not.
Temple Terrace resident July 11, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Temple Terrace needs to decide if we should be educating children within the City of Temple Terrace city limits, or any child the school board can cram in a school with capacity. No doubt a D and F rated school hurts our property values and limits familes moving in.
Elizabeth A. Leib July 12, 2012 at 03:11 AM
FYI - Lewis Elementary missed an A grade by one point.
Cheri Donohue July 12, 2012 at 08:17 PM
To be accurate, not all of the schools listed are Temple Terrace schools. Some are near us such as MOSI Partnership and Witter but both of those schools draw from the west side of USF. Congratulations to Lewis, Temple Terrace Elem. and TCMS for maintaining your grades - even though they continue to move the target for our kids.
Temple Terrace resident July 12, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Unfortunately, TCMS is not in Temple Terrace either.
Quentin July 12, 2012 at 09:33 PM
The students at greco are overwhelmingly project bus ins or students thrown out from the other schools, now I understand they removed the police officer from the school because there were too many arrests of thugs and the school,board did not want the publicity. so we have future prison members who now have no oversight, thats perfect. Let's make Greco for TT kids only!! thats the only way
Carol Dell July 16, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I do know that Greco still has resource officer......but not a police officer at the school.

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