JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Duval County Public Schools is a "B" district for the fourth year in a row, according to the Florida Department of Education results released today for the 2011 year.
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The results give letter grades for each district, and school grades for elementary and middle schools.
Eighty-five percent of Duval County public schools made a satisfactory grade or higher, some schools seeing large improvements, according to a statement for the DCPS.
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"Our schools continue to maintain a high level of achievement considering the increased level of rigor and new standards being assessed on FCAT 2.0," said Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals.
Every school district and every individual school receives a letter grade, based on cumulative FCAT scores and other factors. A school's grade shows how well it is performing relative to state standards
Pratt-Dannals is expected to give a news conference at 10:20 a.m. today to discuss the district's results.
- Pinedale Elementary went from an F to an A
- 112 schools out of 131 schools got grades that were excellent, good or satisfactory
- 19 schools got a D or F
Pinedale Elementary School is celebrating today, after going from an "F" to an "A" on the FCAT's.
Principal Alicia Hinson said initially, they thought it would be tough to reach their target. She said they have a system in place for their students to make sure they don't fall behind.
They also focused on extra after school and Saturday programs to further educate students. Hinson told us their formula for success. "Nothing is impossible. Through hard work, dedication, a great coaching staff, leadership structure, processes in place. Anything you want to accomplish, it can be accomplished."
Hinson said she has a history of improving schools. She was the assistant principal at Paxon Middle school. She told us she improved that school, but only from an "F" to a "D." Today, that school is still at a "D."
The results are posted on the department's website.
MORE: SEE DISTRICT GRADES
MORE: INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL GRADES
Received lower grades:
School Name 2011 2010
BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL F C
JOHN LOVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL F C
HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL F C
KIPP IMPACT MIDDLE SCHOOL F NA
WEST JACKSONVILLE ELEMENTARY F C
LAKE FOREST ELEMENTARY D C
RAMONA BOULEVARD ELEMENTARY D C
SALLYE B. MATHIS ELEMENTARY D A
PAXON MIDDLE SCHOOL D C
CEDAR HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL D A
SUSIE E. TOLBERT ELEMENTARY D B
RICHARD L. BROWN ELEMENTARY D C
GEORGE WASH. CARVER ELE. D C
OAK HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL D C
HIGHLANDS MIDDLE SCHOOL D C
ANDREW A. ROBINSON ELE. D C
Received higher grades:
School Name 2011 2010
ORTEGA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A B
BILTMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A C
WOODLAND ACRES ELEMENTARY A C
PINEDALE ELEMENTARY A F
WINDY HILL ELEMENTARY A B
LONG BRANCH ELEMENTARY A C
SOMERSET, EAGLE CAMPUS A NA
BEAUCLERC ELEMENTARY A B
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ELE. A C
TWIN LAKES ACAD. ELE. A B