State Releases School Grades
The Florida Department of Education released School Grades today and for the sixth consecutive year, Flagler Schools was rated a “B” district. The 646 points earned on the various grading components places the District among the top 20 districts in the state. Just one additional point would have placed us in the top 16. Last year, the District was ranked 28th in the state.
Says James Tager, Superintendent of Schools, “The fact that our scores rose in all measurables when compared to last year is a testament to the hard work our students, teachers, staff, and administrators. And while we celebrate the achievements, we also know we have room for improvement in many areas. In the coming days and weeks, we will look deeper into these numbers and identify ways we can make this an ‘A’ District once again.”
This is the second year under a more rigorous grading system.
Looking at our traditional elementary schools, we have one “A” (Old Kings Elementary, which was graded a “C” last year), two “B’s” (Belle Terre Elementary and Rymfire Elementary) and two “C’s” (Bunnell Elementary and Wadsworth Elementary).
Among our secondary schools, Indian Trails Middle School earned an “A” (up from a “B” last year), both Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas High Schools earned a “B” (FPC was rated a “C” last year), and Buddy Taylor Middle School was rated a “C.”
Of our nine traditional schools, six schools increased the percentage of total points which could be earned. Those include Buddy Taylor Middle School (+3), Matanzas High School (+4), Flagler Palm Coast High School (+6), Old Kings Elementary School (+10), Belle Terre Elementary School (+1), and Indian Trails Middle School (+7).
Additional information can be found at: http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/.