Pinellas County Schools sees monumental progress in school grades
July 11, 2019
On July 11, 2019, the Florida Department of Education issued the 2018-19 school and district grades. Pinellas County Schools saw monumental progress, with 89 percent of our schools maintaining or improving their school grade. Pinellas County Schools remains a B district for the fifth consecutive year, gaining 24 total points from the previous year while demonstrating increases in 8 of 11 district grade categories.
Superintendent Dr. Michael Grego stated, “I am so proud of our continued progress over the last seven years. Our results in the 2018-19 school year demonstrate the greatest increases in student achievement, with the largest number of schools improving their school grade over the last decade. It is because of the daily work and dedication of our principals, teachers and Board members to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of our students that we are within reach of being an A district for the first time.”
Additionally, in the Transformation Zone, 100 percent of schools maintained or improved their letter grade. The commitment and effort of these school teams is evident in the outcomes of the 2018-19 school year. A continued focus on long-term sustainable change will be the heart of the work in the Transformation Zone moving forward.
Key highlights in school grades include:
· Ninety-four percent of schools earned a grade of A, B or C with 56 percent earning an A or a B;
Eighty-nine percent of schools maintained or increased their school grades;
· Seven schools increased to an A: Curlew Creek, Leila Davis, Garrison-Jones, Oakhurst, Ozona, Shore Acres and Gulf Beaches elementary schools;
· Seventeen schools increased to a B: Azalea, Bardmoor, Bay Point, Belcher, Dunedin, Eisenhower, Fuguitt, Lakeview Fundamental, Lynch, McMullen-Booth, Meadowlawn, Northwest, San Jose, Seminole and Lake St. George elementary schools, and Morgan Fitzgerald and Largo middle schools;
· Six schools increased to a C: Campbell Park, Fairmount Park, Pinellas Park, Ponce de Leon and New Heights elementary schools, and John Hopkins Middle School; and
· Eight schools improved two letter grades: Bay Point, Campbell Park, Curlew Creek, Garrison-Jones, Leila Davis, Ponce de Leon and Shore Acres elementary schools, and Meadowlawn Middle School.
Pinellas County Schools maintains its status as one of the top-performing urban school districts in the nation. Guided by the District Strategic Plan, Pinellas County Schools continues to implement strategies and actions to realize the vision of 100% student success.
“I want to sincerely thank the families, students and community who put their trust in Pinellas County Schools. I am excited by the innovative programming and endless opportunities our district provides. We will continue to work tirelessly to support each and every student on their pathway to success,” said Superintendent Dr. Michael Grego.
To learn more about the incredible programs of Pinellas County Schools, visit www.pcsb.org.