The Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton County school districts received straight A’s in the most recent school grading report released by the Florida Department of Education.

The report, which is released each summer, takes into account the combined overall performance of individual schools in each district, including students’ FSA test scores, graduation rates and acceleration successes.

“School grades provide an easily understandable way to measure the performance of a school,” the agency said in its report for the 2017-18 school year. “Parents and the general public can use the school grade and its components to understand how well each school is serving its students.”

The district grade is an improvement for Walton County, which hasn’t received an A grade since 2014. Superintendent Russell Hughes, who just completed his first full year as head of the district, said he was “elated” with the grade.

“This is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication toward student success,” Hughes said. “It couldn’t be done without appropriate instruction, compassion for students and effort by students in our county. It is certainly a victory for our constituents, our communities and those individual schools’ principals and district staff persons.”

The grades remained steady for the Okaloosa and Santa Rosa County school districts.

Out of the 36 schools graded in Okaloosa County, 21 received A grades and 12 received B grades. The remaining three schools — Bob Sikes Elementary, Shalimar Elementary and Elliot Point Elementary — received C grades.

Of the 14 schools in Walton County, five received A grades and five received B grades. The remaining four schools — Bay Elementary, Mossy Head, Maude Sanders Elementary and Freeport Elementary — received C grades.

Santa Rosa County had six schools receive C grades. Those schools are Central School, Bagdad Elementary, East Milton Elementary, W.H. Rhodes Elementary, Martin Luther King Middle and Pea Ridge Elementary. Eleven schools received B grades and nine received A grades.

None of the schools in any of the three district received D or F grades.

Santa Rosa Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said he was pleased with the district’s overall grade but saw room for improvement in students’ math and reading proficiencies, as well as acceleration points for middle and high school students.

“I’m excited that we earned an A rating. It’s an important reflection of the hard work our teachers, administrators and students put in,” Wyrosdick said. “The grade reflects a very talented core group of teachers who have balanced some mandates given to them by the state of Florida, and even in the midst of that they’ve still been able to produce a quality performance.”

Okaloosa County Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson had not responded to a request for comment as of Thursday atfernoon.