JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Every school goes into the FCAT testing period with an 'A' as the goal. The 2011 test results revealed that 10 Duval schools met their goals.
Ortega Elementary, Windy Hill Elementary, Beauclerc Elementary and Twin Lakes Academy improved their grades from a 'B' to an 'A.'
Biltmore Elementary, Arlington Heights, Long Branch and Woodland Acres went two letter grades from a 'C' to an 'A.'
Pinedale Elementary made a giant jump. The school improved its FCAT grade from an 'F' to an 'A.'
And Somerset Academy Middle Eagle Campus earned an 'A.'
Marianne Simon is the new principal at the new Waterleaf Elementary, but for four years she lead the staff and faculty at Woodland Acres. Simon said it took hard work to improve her school from a 'C' to an 'A.'
"I think it took four years of developing a faculty and staff who was truly there for the children," she said.
"We worked endless hours to do what as best for the children," added Simon.
Simon said she will use the same strategies in her new assignment as principal at Waterleaf elementary.
First Coast News