PSJHS earns an ‘A’; maintains district streak

Published: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 10:03 AM.

“Thank you to Florida’s teachers, parents and school leaders for their outstanding commitment to continuing academic success,” said Pam Stewart, Commissioner of Education. “The results show that more students are ready for college or a career than ever. I am proud of the work our educators are doing every day in the classroom.”

The increase in ‘A’ schools comes even as the grading formula became “more rigorous,” according to the FDOE.

For example, specific learning gains for the lowest-performing 25 percent of students were not counted last year.

As more schools earn grades of ‘A’ or ‘B’ the state adjusts the grading scale up, meaning a tougher grading scale next year, according to the FDOE.

An unknown at this time is whether Gulf District Schools will hold onto the designation of being a high-performing district.

To maintain that distinction, and the district has been high-performing for six-straight years, is to be an honor roll district with no deficiencies on annual financial audits.

When elementary school grades were announced, the odds looked long the district would maintain the honor.

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