Jan. 1, 2013
-- School grades are calculated annually using standardized test scores in reading, writing, science and algebra, while also considering graduation rates, college readiness and year-over-year learning gains.
Coral Shores High School in Tavernier received an B, the same as in 2011. "While there remains a great deal of evaluation to do regarding the data associated with this complex grading system, it appears that CSHS was extremely close to obtaining an A rating," School District Director of Assessment and Accountability Christina McPherson said.
Statewide, the number of high schools getting an A for 2012 rose to 231, up from 148 last year. School grades this year were based on a higher achievement levels derived from a raise in the past threshold on standardized tests.
Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said: "This year's results reflect both higher standards and temporary safeguards the state Board of Education approved to help smooth the transition. As we continue toward implementing Common Core State Standards and assessments, we will continue to raise the bar as we prepare our students for success beyond high school."
January 2nd, 2013, Islamorada, Florida Keys. Per Jan Keller, Islamorada’s top producing Realtor. “It is great to see our schools exceeding the national average and improving their educational standards.
When asked if this could possibly affect the local Real Estate market, Jan remarked,"Certainly it will help. Anyone considering a purchase that have children always want to know how the local schools are doing academically. This just shows you that despite our laid back lifestyle and environment, our schools are among the best that can be had.
About Jan Keller. Jan is a Top producing Real Estate agent and the owner of the Florida website www.kellerporterteam.com designed specifically to help people relocating to Islamorada and the upper Florida Keys.