Pinellas County Schools celebrates improvement in Florida Standards Assessment results
June 28, 2019
The Florida Department of Education released the 2019 results for the following assessments: grades 3-10 FSA in ELA and Mathematics, Grades 5 and 8 Science and End of Course (EOC) exams in Algebra 1, Biology, Civics, Geometry and U.S. History. Pinellas County Schools students continue to move in a positive direction with FSA and EOC scores. The school district saw marked improvements in proficiency rates from 2018 to 2019.
- In FSA ELA, the district made gains across the board from 51 to 54 percent proficiency in grades 3-10. Impressive gains were seen across elementary grades of three, five, and four percentage points in grades three, four and five respectively. The results underscore Pinellas’ significant commitment to improving proficiency in elementary school English Language Arts.
- In FSA Mathematics, the district saw modest increases and remained at the state average in all elementary grade levels. Overall, the district remained stable at 59 percent proficiency in grades 3-8.
- In Science, Pinellas County remained above the state average in both fifth and eighth grade scores.
- The district saw increases in the U.S. History and Civics EOC exams.
In the Transformation Zone, a majority of schools saw proficiency increases across grade levels in ELA and Math. Some highlights include:
- Campbell Park Elementary saw the following gains in grades three through five respectively
- ELA - 17, 16, 4 percentage point gains
- Math – 11, 2, 6 percentage point gains
- Lakewood Elementary had the district’s largest gain in Elementary Science, moving from 13 percent to 32 percent, a 19-point increase
- Additionally, the schools designated by the state as F graded schools in 2018 (Campbell Park, Ponce de Leon, Lakewood) saw gains in many categories that may positively impact their 2019 school grade
Numerous schools throughout the district showed impressive gains during the 2018-19 school year, the following schools had the largest gains in proficiency:
- Elementary School
- ELA – Bardmoor, Belcher, Blanton, Campbell Park, Curlew, Dunedin, Garrison Jones, Gulf Beaches, Leila Davis, Midtown, Walsingham
- Math – Bay Point, Belleair, Eisenhower, Garrison Jones, Leila Davis, Lynch, Midtown, Pinellas Park, Sanderlin, Sandy Lane
- Secondary (in several categories)
- Middle School - Azalea, Dunedin, John Hopkins, Largo, Meadowlawn, Pinellas Park
- High School – Countryside, Largo, Seminole, Tarpon Springs
“Pinellas County Schools dedicated staff, teachers and administrators have spent the past year focused on areas to enhance student learning and improve the quality of our schools. Today’s Florida Standards Assessments results are a celebration of the accomplishments of our students, and are a reflection of the unwavering dedication of our school board, educators, support from community organizations and partnership with our families. Together, we are able to make continuous progress in our schools,” said Michael Grego, Ed.D., Pinellas County Schools superintendent.