ST. LUCIE County, FL – School grades were released from the Florida Department of Education, and St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) continues to make improvements.  As the second highest rated District on the Treasure Coast, SLPS is a high-ranking “B” District with no failing schools. Over the last four years, the School District has improved its total points from 573 to 669, representing a 96-point increase and landing SLPS within one percent of an “A” rating.

Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies made history by earning its first “B” — the highest grade in its 12-year history.  Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “The teachers,
administrators, and staff have worked hard to achieve this record-setting benchmark for the benefit of our students and their personal achievement goals.”

Bayshore Elementary, Floresta Elementary, St. Lucie Elementary, and Forest Grove Middle School also celebrate letter-grade increases this year.

With a focus on the new year, Superintendent Gent stated, “We are committed to the continued success of our District and look forward to providing all of our students with access to high quality programs led by outstanding teachers, administrators, and staff.”

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.