Brevard Public Schools Keeps ‘A’ District Rating, 24 Schools Earn Top Grade
By Space Coast Daily // June 28, 2018
86 percent graduation rate second best in florida
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools continues to be an “A” district with high-performing schools according to district and school grades released today by the Florida Department of Education.
Said Superintendent Desmond K. Blackburn: “I couldn’t be prouder of the educators, students and engaged families whose hard work continued to make Brevard Public Schools an A-rated district for the second consecutive year.
At our most at-risk schools – where we made special efforts to pull together and improve learning – all improved significantly or maintained. #PeopleProcessPerformance.”
Among the 15 largest districts in the state:
• BPS had the second-best performance at career- and college acceleration, behind Duval County.
• Its 86 percent graduation rate was second-highest behind Seminole County.
• BPS was just one point shy from tying for the top spot with three other large districts.
Twenty-four Brevard schools earned an “A” grade, and seven schools saw their grades improve.
West Shore Jr./Sr. High in Melbourne was the highest rated secondary school, just ahead of Edgewood Jr./Sr. High on Merritt Island. Freedom 7 Elementary School of International Studies in Cocoa Beach was the top elementary school, and Robert L. Stevenson Elementary on Merritt Island ranked second.
BPS continued to have no failing schools. All 10 at-risk schools that received special attention maintained their grade or improved. Palm Bay Elementary, Mims Elementary, Coquina Elementary in Titusville, and University Park Elementary in Melbourne worked their way from “D” schools to “C.”
Ronald McNair Magnet Middle in Cocoa went from a “B” to an “A” school, and Bayside High in Palm Bay improved from a “C” to a “B.” Palm Bay Magnet High remained a “C” school, but improved its test scores across the board.
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