The Department of Education released a battery of scores today that reflects good news and supports St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) continued positive student achievement trends. Overall, the District continued its climb in ELA, math, and science.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent attributes the growth to the individualized support students receive from their teachers, support staff, and school leaders.  “Our teachers and administrators are dedicated and have a focus on learning for all students. I appreciate their work as a strong collaborative team; it spurs our success,” stated Gent.

The District’s scores are good news for academic achievement on multiple fronts with the following highlights:

  • ELA grades 3-10 – 3% increase (46 to 49 percent)
  • ELA grades 3 – 5 – 4% increase (44 to 48 percent)
  • ELA grades 9-10 – 3% increase (47 to 50 percent)
  • Math grades 3-8 – 2% increase (50 to 52 percent)
  • Math grades 3-5 – 3% increase (49 to 52 percent)
  • Math grades 6-8 – 2% increase (50 to 52 percent)

Also noteworthy are the double-digit increases in the percent of students scoring satisfactory on this year’s Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry EOCs.  SLPS increased 26%, 18%, and 20% respectively.  This is a marked improvement over the State’s average performance in this area.  Likewise, the District out-performed the State in overall points gained in proficiency for Grades 3 – 10 ELA.

This information comes on the heels of the recent release of the third grade ELA data.  SLPS trends were up in this area as well with a three percentage point increase over last year’s District score.