St. Johns County, followed by Santa Rosa, Martin, Sarasota and Gilchrist counties, topped the list of the state's 67 school districts, according to the Florida Department of Education.
The numerical ranking is based on each district’s total points derived from FCAT scores.
Madison County stood at the bottom of the list, below DeSoto, Hamilton and Jefferson counties.
“I applaud (Florida Education) Commissioner (Gerard) Robinson on these rankings. We all wish to ensure students have the opportunity to get a good education that will prepare them for a good job,” Gov. Rick Scott stated in a release. “Ranking school districts by performance allows taxpayers to see their investment in education at work.”
For the full list, check out Florida School District Rankings at the Florida Department of Education website.