School grades released by the state show Alachua County High Schools performing very well. Alachua County Public Schools Spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says the school district is happy with the across-the-board improvement.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/Johnson1grade.mp3]
She says the scores go beyond just FCAT performance.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/Johnson2grade.mp3]
Among the 6 high-performing schools, Buchholz, Newberry and the Professional Academies Magnet at Loften High School earned “A” grades, and Eastside, Gainesville and Santa Fe High earned “B”s. 78% of the state’s high schools were rated high performing.