Third Grade ELA Scores On the Rise

The Florida Department of Education released the Grade 3 ELA Scores, and the percent of Grade 3 students in St. Lucie Public Schools scoring satisfactory rose by two percent this year exceeding the State of Florida’s one percent gain.

Seventeen schools had a higher percentage of students with satisfactory scores over last year’s results, and some schools made significant gains.  Floresta Elementary realized an 11 percent gain, and two schools (Allapattah Flats and Oak Hammock) saw an eight percent gain. In addition to these gains, Morningside Elementary grew by seven percent.

“We recognize the significant impact early literacy has on our students’ overall success in school, college, and the world of work.  Therefore, St. Lucie Public Schools is heavily focused on improving the proficiency rates for our students.  We are excited to see that our positive trend in Grade 3 ELA aligns to our continuing improvements in our graduation rates. These results are a testament to the dedication and hard work of our administrators, teachers, and staff,” said Deputy Superintendent Jon Prince.

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