Pinellas County, Florida -- Results of this year’s A+ School Grades and AYP scores released today by the Florida Department of Education show Pinellas County Schools with an overall improvement compared to last year. Six more elementary and one more middle school received an ‘A’ this year. The overall district grade was a B.
“We knew there would be challenges this year because of changes in the way the school grade is calculated – the new FCAT 2.0 test, increased standards for writing and changes in the rubric,” said Dr. Julie M. Janssen, superintendent.
Watch Superintendent Janssen discuss the results on video
“In Pinellas, we had significant improvements, especially in our struggling schools. There’s always room for improvement, but overall, I am pleased that our focus on teacher professional development and targeting our resources to meet specific school needs has resulted in improved student performance. Our teachers and our students deserve to be recognized for their achievements.”