Florida Department of Education Names 25 Brevard Schools as ‘Schools of Excellence’
By Space Coast Daily // December 2, 2017
18 Brevard Elementary Schools made the list
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Florida Department of Education named 25 Brevard County schools as Schools of Excellence.
To receive the designation, a school must receive an A or B grade in each of the past three years.
They also must be in the 80th percentile or higher for possible points earned in its school-grade calculation for at least two of the last three school years. Schools retain the designation for up to three years, and can apply for renewal after that time.
The Schools of Excellence Program provides administrative flexibility to the state’s top schools so instructional personnel and administrative staff can continue to serve their communities and increase student-learning to the best of their professional ability.
For example, principals control instructional personnel selection and can deploy financial resources to school programs. Schools of Excellence are not limited to operating hours set by the school district, and have flexibility with class size, as well.
Also, instructional personnel can earn 20 in-service points for each school year of employment up to 60 points in a five-year cycle.
Brevard Public Schools’ Honorees
• Elementary Schools: Pinewood Elementary, Challenger 7 Elementary, Ralph M. Williams Jr. Elementary, Manatee Elementary, W. Melbourne Elementary School for Science, Suntree Elementary, Longleaf Elementary, Quest Elementary,
Tropical Elementary, Robert L. Stevenson Elementary, Lewis Carroll Elementary, Theodore Roosevelt Elementary, Freedom 7 Elementary School of International Studies, Spessard L. Holland Elementary, Surfside Elementary, Ocean Breeze Elementary, Indialantic Elementary and Gemini Elementary.
• Middle Schools: John F. Kennedy Middle and DeLaura Middle.
• High Schools: Viera High and Satellite Senior High.
• Combination Schools: West Shore Jr./Sr. High, Edgewood Jr./Sr. High and Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High.
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