Jackson County school grades released

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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Jackson County School District officials say they are very pleased with the grades released Wednesday.

Seven schools improved their performance from 2017.

Four schools within the district are "A" schools this year. That's two more than last year.

Also new this year: Marianna High School received an "A" for the first time ever.

Officials say these grades show rural schools can perform just as well as more populated school districts.

"We don't have the money from the white sandy beaches, but we do very well," Federal Programs Supervisor Michael Kilts said. "We're very proud of our students, parents, teachers, and our administrators."

The following schools made an "A" grade: Marianna High School, Malone School, Sneads High School, and Sneads Elementary School.

Marianna Middle School, Cottondale Elementary School, and Graceville High School made a "B" grade.

The schools that made a "C" grade are Riverside Elementary School, Grand Ridge School, Cottondale High School, and Graceville Elementary School.