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State Releases School Grades, District Retains A Rating

The Martin County School District continues to shine as one of the state's top performing districts according to data released on July 11, 2019, by the Florida Department of Education. The District earned an overall "A" grade for the third consecutive school year, and 85% of District-operated schools earned letter grades of "A" or "B." Martin County is the only A-rated school district on the Treasure Coast and is ranked 12th out of the 67 Florida school districts in the state accountability system.
 
"I can't begin to share how excited I am for our school district," Superintendent Laurie J. Gaylord shared. "We had so much to celebrate last school year. From the community's generous support of our tax referendums and seeing our graduation rate climb to 87.9%, to being named one of only nine Academically High-Performing School Districts in the state and once again being named the only A-rated district on the Treasure Coast, our students and employees continue to prove that success is the norm in the Martin County School District. I look forward to August - the sky is the limit for our students and schools, and I can't wait to see where our hard work and dedication to excellence will take us in the new school year."
 
The 2018-2019 School Grades Highlight Report, which has been provided to School Board members and other administrators, provides a summary of how the Martin County School District performed compared to last year and against other school districts statewide.
 
 
The District is ranked among the top 10 school districts in the state in the following categories:
 
  • English Language Arts Learning Gains of the Lowest Quartile (tied for 10th)
  • Math Achievement (tied for 9th)
  • Math Learning Gains (tied for 6th)
  • Math Learning Gains of the Lowest Quartile (tied for 8th)
  • Social Studies Achievement (tied for 5th)
 
Five Martin County schools saw increases in their letter grades last school year:
 
  • SeaWind Elementary School ("C" in the 2017-2018 school year to "A" in the 2018-2019 school year)
  • Warfield Elementary School ("C" in the 2017-2018 school year to to "A" in the 2018-2019 school year)
  • Crystal Lake Elementary School ("B" in the 2017-2018 school year to "A" in the 2018-2019 school year)
  • Indiantown Middle School ("C" in the 2017-2018 school year to "B" in the 2018-2019 school year)
  • Martin County High School ("B" in the 2017-2018 school year to "A" in the 2018-2019 school year)
 
Four schools ranked in the top 10% of similar schools in the state in at least one category:
 
  • Clark Advanced Learning Center (ranked in the top 10% for each of the nine components for which they received a grade)
  • Hidden Oaks Middle School (ranked in the top 10% of all middle schools in English Language Arts Achievement, Math Achievement, Math Learning Gains, Math Learning Gains of the Lowest Quartile and Science Achievement)
  • SeaWind Elementary School (ranked in the top 10% of all elementary schools for English Language Arts Learning Gains of the Lowest Quartile and Math Learning Gains)
  • Warfield Elementary School (ranked in the top 10% of all elementary schools for English Language Arts Learning Gains of the Lowest Quartile and Math Learning Gains of the Lowest Quartile).
 
 
To learn more about school grades and the state accountability system, please click here to visit the Florida Department of Education's website.