Escambia County only has two 10 grades that exceed the state average (53%) for students that are performing on grade level or higher for English Language Arts –West Florida (70%) and Tate (57%).
Pensacola High fell one point short but its scores were boosted by the elite IB program that provided 40% at the Level 4 and 5 scores.
The lowest performing 10-graders were at Pine Forest (30%) and Escambia High (35%). At Pine Forest, 42% read and write on a third grade level or lower – Escambia 39%.
That means that 172 10-graders at Pine Forest and 162 at Escambia High spent a decade in the Escambia County School District – Superintendent Malcolm Thomas’ tenure in office — and can barely read and write.
BTW, Pensacola High–that had 40% at Levels 4 and 5– also had 30 percent of its 10-graders at Level 1.
Spring 2019 FSA English Language Arts – Grade 10
|School Name||# Students||Percentage: Level 3 or Above||1||2||3||4||5|
|J. M. TATE||10||534||57||21||22||25||21||11|
The ninth grade scores are better —with four high schools above or within reach of the state average. However, one of three ninth-graders at Pine Forest (38%), Escambia (34%) and Pensacola High (33%) are reading and writing at third grade level or worse.
Spring 2019 Grade 9 FSA ELA
|School Name||Grade||# Students||Percentage: Level 3 or Above||1||2||3||4||5|
|J. M. TATE||09||514||51||23||26||24||18||9|