ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Three years in a row, the FCAT results have landed the county schools at the top of the state.
With 594 points, according to the St. Johns County School District, St. Johns County is 18 points ahead of the second place district (Santa Rosa).
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Of the county's 24 elementary and middle schools, 22 received A grades, and the other 2 earned Bs.
"I continue to be amazed by the commitment of our students, teachers and school administrators, particularly given the fact that this level of performance was achieved with the new more rigorous FCAT 2.0 in place," said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner.
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CLAY COUNTY 'PLEASED' AS WELL
All but one public school in Clay County scored either an A or B on the just-released FCAT results, a figure that has the superintendent "pleased."
"All of our employees deserve credit, including our parents," Superintendent Ben Wortham said. "Our schools can provide excellence instruction, but parents help build a foundation. By being involved in the learning process, they reinforce the importance of education."
High school scores have not yet been released, but of the school's elementary and middle schools, 81 percent scored an A.
In 2010, two schools in the county graded C. This year, Charles E. Bennett Elementary improved to a B, though Grove Park Elementary remains a C.
Keystone Heights Elementary and Lake Asbury Elementary improved in 2011 from B to A, though Montclair Elementary fell this year from A to B.
The newest school in the county, Oakleaf High School, did receive a grade (B). The Department of Education grade Oakleaf based solely on the FCAT score. Other high school include factors such as graduation rate and advanced placement participation.
Oakleaf will not have a graduating class until next year.
SEE ALL CLAY COUNTY FCAT RESULTS
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