For the first time in nine years, Palm Beach County cannot tout an A-rated school district.
Due in part to a myriad of changes to the school grading formula, the school district fell to a B rating this year, missing an A grade by 12 points, according to data released Friday by the Florida Department of Education.
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Palm Beach County went from zero to five F-rated elementary and middle schools this year, while its A-rated schools fell by nearly 30 percent.
Source: Florida Department of Education.