School Grades Spike and the District Grade Increases

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Twenty-one schools, more than half of St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS), saw an increase in school grades and the District grade jumped to a B — the second highest District on the Treasure Coast in total points earned according to reports released by the Florida Department of Education.   “The data continues telling a positive story about the academic growth taking place in our classrooms across the District,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.  “Our teachers, our administrators, our support staff, our bus drivers — everyone, absolutely everyone is putting forth the effort to support our children to make a positive difference in their lives.”

The school grades reflect the upward state assessment trends, student learning gains, and climbing graduation rates for SLPS.  C.A. Moore Elementary and Mariposa Elementary both shot up two letter grades, and no school is rated as a failing school.  Fairlawn Elementary, Lincoln Park Academy, West Gate K-8, and Mosaic Upper School received an A with seventeen schools identified in the report as B-rated. Area high schools continue their climb as well with three high schools growing from C’s to B’s (Port St. Lucie High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, and Treasure Coast High School).

“We celebrate these successes, but by no means have we plateaued.  We have high expectations for all students, and we will continue supporting them to be their very best.”  Gent added that principals are working with their school teams to provide for the individual needs of students and maximize collaborative planning opportunities for teachers.”

For more information about school grades, visit http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/.

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The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.