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TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Department of Education released Monday its numerical ranking of the state's 67 school districts, one of the first in the country.

The numerical ranking is based on each school's total points derived from FCAT scores. The total is the sum of scores for reading, math, science and writing; learning gains in reading and math; and scores for learning gains in reading and math among the lowest 25 percent of students in each school.

The school district ranking is determined by the school grade points they earned based on the assessment scores of all students in the district that were enrolled for the full year. 

Here's how the Tampa Bay area districts ranked out of 67 (some districts tied for same spot):

  • Citrus - 14th
  • Hardee - 60th
  • Hernando - 38th
  • Highlands - 52nd
  • Hillsborough - 38th
  • Manatee - 47th
  • Pasco - 34th
  • Pinellas - 49th
  • Polk - 59th
  • Sarasota - 4th

The Florida DOE says the district-by-district ranking is the first phase of an initiative that will soon include a list of all of the schools in the state ranked by number within the three main school groupings: elementary, middle and high school.

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