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Grade

(1) A designated ground level. (2) To change the contours of land.

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Eight other districts in central Florida continue to take part in Made the Grade.
Seventy-nine per cent made the grade in reading, 90 per cent in numeracy, 89 per cent in writing and 63 per cent in social subjects.
The news means that more than half of the county's schools have now made the grade, which recognises excellence and commitment to art, music, dance and drama.
Smith, 27, was signed by the Gunners as a talented schoolboy but never made the grade.
But little-known hairdressers, student actors and even British singer PJ Harvey all made the grade.
And just 59% of 14-year-olds made the grade in all three key areas of reading, writing and maths.
Only 2,199 of approximately 62,000 high school seniors in Arizona have made the grade.