Thursday, June 29, 2017

Florida Schools improve

"Over half of Florida’s public schools received an “A” or “B” letter grade for the 2016-2017 school year, according to a new report released Wednesday from the Florida Department of Education.

This year’s letter grades represent a slight uptick in the number of “A” and “B” letter grades, up from 46 percent last year.

Out of 199 Palm Beach County schools, only five of them received an F score and 8 received a D." The stats and grading for Lake Worth High School was incomplete.

Read about it... at Sunshine State News.


Anonymous said...

It's such a bull crap game. And our students are the losers. Teachers salaries are tied to the test scores. So guess what the bottom line is? In the past teachers working at the "problem" schools gut compensation for working there. Now all they get is a kick in the ass.Hey Jeff Clemens-how about showing up unannounced and just sitting thru what the average teacher in Palm Beach County has to deal with.Some of these crazy children need to be in mental institutions-not public schools.

Anonymous said...

Delving into the stats (only a few) it shows how many "economically disadvantaged students" there are and what downward pressure it is on them.

I wish they had shown some sort of matrix of parental involvement and what effects it has on individual and school grades.

Also, "economically disadvantaged" doesn't differentiate between different classes such as immigrant, non-English speaking, or even along racial lines.

We are not alone in Palm Beach County with 5 "F" schools but we do have different demographics than Orange county and Pinellas county.

Anonymous said...

Who's been winning the national spelling bee for the past decade, immigrants? Americans have gotten lazy, entitled brats riding the coat tails of the "Greatest Generation", baby boomers screwed up this country.

Anonymous said...

Parental involvement and hard work studying. That is what wins spelling bees. It also tends to follow through with other academics. These children often become doctors, not rap artists.