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DISTRICT MAINTAINS AN ‘A’ GRADE FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Florida Department of Education has released 2018-2019 district and school grades and Monroe County has again earned an ‘A’ rating in the state accountability system.

 

All schools in Monroe earned an ‘A’ or ‘B’.  Poinciana Elementary increased from a ‘B’ to an ‘A’, Gerald Adams Elementary and Key West Collegiate Academy both increased from a ‘C’ to a ‘B’, and Ocean Studies Charter jumped up two spots from a ‘C’ to an ‘A’.

 

The ten traditional schools and six charter schools received overall grades as follows:

 

District School

Overall 2019 FLDOE Grade

Overall 2018 FLDOE Grade

Gerald Adams Elementary School

B

C

Horace O’Bryant School

B

B

Key Largo School

B

B

Plantation Key School

A

A

Poinciana Elementary School

A

B

Stanley Switlik Elementary School

B

A

Sugarloaf School

A

A

Coral Shores High School

A

A

Key West High School

A

A

Marathon School

B

B

May Sands Montessori Charter School, Inc.

I

A

Treasure Village Montessori Charter School

A

A

Ocean Studies Charter

A

C

Key West Collegiate School

B

I

Big Pine Academy

A

A

Sigsbee Charter School

A

A

 

The FLDOE school grading system measures achievement, learning gains, and maintenance of the school’s focus on students who need the most support. The letter grade also comes with numerical indicators, or percentages, that allow the school to calculate how close they may have been from receiving another grade. As a result of the individual school grades, the district earned a district grade of ‘A’. FLDOE results show 24 districts statewide earned an ‘A’, while 30 earned a ‘B’. The overall district rank when compared to the other 67 traditional school districts improved from 17th to 15th.   For more information on FLDOE school and district assessments, click here.

 

School administrators will assess and compare the grades to last year, based upon a breakdown of these measurements. Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability Dr. David Murphy said the grades are one of the crucial indicators of student and school success. “While school grades are only one measure of a school’s or district’s success, they continue to indicate, especially in the core areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, that our teachers are doing a remarkable job promoting student learning across the district.” Statewide results had Monroe schools in the top ten in several areas including English Language Arts achievement (10th), Math learning gains (6th), Math learning gains for struggling learners (8th), Science achievement (10th), and Social Studies achievement (9th).

 

Superintendent Mark T. Porter said the success came with challenges. “The school and district grades reflect the hard work our Teaching and Learning team, our school administrators, classroom teachers, and students put in this school year. The overall improvements across the board reflect a collaborative effort to ensure our students were able to confidently complete these assessments. This is truly a remarkable achievement we all are proud of.”

 

Superintendent Porter added, “Dr. Murphy and our Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Theresa Axford continue look at the data with school principals for insight into ways we can maximize these gains and ensure success for the upcoming school year.”

 

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