Education

Escambia County has some of the worst performing schools in Florida

June 28, 2017

The state of Florida has 1,823 elementary schools. Escambia County has eight in the bottom 100 (see table below).

Florida has 558 middle schools.  Escambia has four middle schools in the bottom 100: Woodham, Warrington, Bellview and the district’s International Baccalaureate (IB) middle school–Workman. Woodham is the 12th lowest performing middle school in state; Warrington 27th.  BTW: Escambia County only has nine public middle schools.

Pine Forest High is 17th lowest performing public high school in Florida.

 

Rank from Bottom School Name Total Points Earned English Language Arts Achievement English Language Arts Learning Gains English Language Arts Learning Gains of the Lowest 25%
28 MYRTLE GROVE ELEMENTARY 215 45 36 14
29 WARRINGTON ELEMENTARY 215 26 27 27
33 MONTCLAIR ELEMENTARY 221 18 29 45
39 GLOBAL LEARNING ACADEMY 234 28 41 33
47 REINHARDT HOLM ELEMENTARY 240 38 43 20
56 O. J. SEMMES ELEMENTARY 247 26 35 30
76 NAVY POINT ELEMENTARY 262 28 40 44
Rank from Bottom School Name Mathematics Achievement Mathematics Learning Gains Mathematics Learning Gains of the Lowest 25% Science Achievement
28 MYRTLE GROVE 38 28 18 36
29 WARRINGTON 28 44 50 13
33 MONTCLAIR 30 46 29 24
39 GLOBAL LEARNING 28 37 41 26
47 REINHARDT HOLM 40 38 23 38
56 O. J. SEMMES 37 44 31 44
76 NAVY POINT 32 29 30 59

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  • Disappointed and Fed Up July 4, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Based on my interactions with him…Malcolm Thomas is not trustworthy, honest, or ambitious when it comes to protecting or educating Escambia Counties children. I worked at the two local Newpoint Schools that had safety, cheating, grade tampering, theft, financial shortages, and poor school leadership issues at our schools. Malcolm was notified by phone and in writing about all of it, yet he did very little until the press started asking him questions about it. When Malcolm Thomas discovered the complaints were valid, he quickly shut down his investigation and rushed to close those schools down. Malcolm Thomas is a politician and we need someone new who is appointed by the school district that is better for that job. Malcolm needs to resign in my opinion.

  • Ames July 1, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Oh, my
    https://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/6/30/1676947/-Florida-In-Crisis-Teachers-Are-Leaving-in-Droves

    This is not good. Do politicians WANT a dumb population?

  • Susan June 30, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I truly believe it starts with a lack of parenting. I attended a public meeting at a school and maybe 5 sets of parents showed up. You can’t teach disrespectful children!

  • Mike Whitehead June 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    It’s really a shame that this nation, the greatest in the world, can’t figure out education, healthcare and hunger. Our children are growing up in a vastly different country than we did. I agree that readiness is one of the primary obstacles but the reality is that without parental involvement we won’t get there. I have been involved in early childhood education since the 80’s. The deterioration of the family unit has become a nightmare for educators at every level.

  • Ames June 29, 2017 at 10:47 am

    It could be worse, DeVos could turn them all into Charter schools.

  • EPenn June 29, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I agree with the need for an appointed superintendent… Also, they need to get back to the neighborhood schools certainly for the elementary ages. The idea of mega schools removes the community from the school. When the school systems argument for under achievement is parental involvement, they have to look in the mirror and see that the system is at fault to a degree for removing the ability of parents with limited income and transportation to participate.

  • John Peacock June 28, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Even an appointed superintendent would struggle with 66% school readiness. I’m a fan of appointed vs elected however the community has to deal with 0-3

  • Moose June 28, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Maybe we should do something drastically different?

    • Rick Outzen June 28, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Like switching to an appointed superintendent

      • George Hawthorne June 28, 2017 at 4:25 pm

        Yes, that is the only way to get a qualified “educator” to develop a student-centered program for success. Malcolm is too political and regressive.