Some 48.7 percent of elementary, middle and “combination” charter schools earned A grades, compared to 42.7 percent of traditional public schools, according to Florida Department of Education data.
Meanwhile, 19 charters were stung with F’s (6.1 percent), compared to 28 traditional public schools (1.2 percent).
It appears traditional public schools were harder hit by the higher bar than charters.
Last year, 15 elementary, middle and combination charters were awarded F’s, compared to 17 traditional public schools – a comparison oft-noted by school boards and other critics. At the same time, according to last year’s data, traditional public schools earned A grades at a slightly higher rate than charters, 58 percent to 57 percent.
To see the most recent charter school grades data, check out this this spreadsheet.