Montclair Elementary honored

The Florida Department of Education recognized Montclair Elementary as one of its high performing schools. It improved from a F to an A. Here is the press release:

Education Commissioner John L. Winn today recognized some of Florida’s highest performing school districts for either maintaining or improving their district grade to an “A” or having all “A” or “B” graded schools in 2011. Of the districts highlighted, 13 have earned an impressive “A” grade since the inception of district grades in 2004, while 17 districts this year alone have no schools graded lower than a “B.” Twelve school districts also had schools improve their grades dramatically, moving up to an “A” from either a “D” or an “F” grade last year.

“It is my pleasure to honor these high-performing districts and schools for the incredible work they do to ensure our students are being prepared for success in life,” said Commissioner Winn. “Achieving these kinds of results takes a coordinated effort at all levels and I couldn’t be more proud of what these students, teachers, school leaders and other dedicated stakeholders were able to accomplish during the last school year.”

· School districts that have consistently earned an “A” grade since the inception of district grades: Brevard, Calhoun, Charlotte, Clay, Gilchrist, Leon, Martin, Nassau, Okaloosa, St. Johns, Santa Rosa, Sarasota and Seminole. The district grading formula takes into account student performance on reading, writing, mathematics and science state assessments, as well as student learning gains from the previous year.

· School districts that have all “A” and “B” graded schools in 2011: Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Franklin, Gilchrist, Gulf, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Lafayette, Levy, Liberty, Nassau, Okaloosa, St. John’s, Santa Rosa, and Union.