LABELLE, FL. -- The Florida Department of Education again issued its yearly
school scores showing how well each individual school in the state did on
its annual "report card," grading each school's progress in teaching
reading, writing, and math to its students. Traditionally, Hendry schools
have not fared well. Again this year, Hendry elementary schools did well,
middle schools not so well, and high schools, well...very bad.
Two LaBelle elementary schools, Country Oaks and LaBelle Elementary received
an "A" satisfying the criteria for the State of Florida A+ Plan criteria for
percentage of students scoring at grade levels in math, reading and writing.
Upthgrove Elementary received a "B." In Clewiston, again traditionally
scoring lower than LaBelle schools, Clewiston Elementary received a "D"
while Eastside and Westside Elementary both had a "B." The Clewiston Middle
School and LaBelle's both received a "C." And both Clewiston and LaBelle
High School received a "D."
The state's school website for checking scores is at