Dec 21, 2012

Fifteen high schools earn "A or B"

Out of 19 traditional high schools in the district, 15, or 75 percent earned grades of “A” or “B” for 2012. For the first time ever, Evans High School has earned a grade of “B.” Olympia High School is rated “A” for the third year in a row.
Our “A” schools include Dr. Phillips, Freedom, Lake Nona, Olympia, Timber Creek, and Winter Park. Dr. Phillips, Freedom, Lake Nona, and Timber Creek elevated from a “B” to an “A.”
Nine schools earned “B” grades including Boone, Cypress Creek, East River, Edgewater, Evans, Ocoee, University, Wekiva, and West Orange high schools.
Orange County School District Superintendent Barbara Jenkins said, “The school board and I are extremely proud of our students, teachers, and school leaders who work hard to meet or exceed goals. These results reflect their effort, as well as the effort of our central office.”
Magnolia School, a special day school which houses physically, cognitively, and medically-impaired students, earned a grade of “F.”  Magnolia provides specialized services for students who cannot be served in the general school setting. For the first time, exceptional student education center schools were included in Florida’s accountability system. It is important to understand that Magnolia School will receive assistance from the state providing support to improve the grade.
“Clearly there will be further discussion regarding how ESE center schools should be graded. We also realize that our high school grades next year may look different as we incorporate end-of-course assessments for biology and geometry. We are diligently preparing for Common Core and fully implementing the standards that help ensure our students are ready to compete in a global economy,” Superintendent Jenkins added.
High school grades are calculated by combining:
·      student results on FCAT
o  performance 
o  learning gains
·      graduation rates and at-risk graduation rates
·      college readiness measures such as ACT, SAT, CPT, or PERT
·      participation and performance in accelerated curricular programs such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), academic dual enrollment classes, and industry certifications
To see all high school grades click on he link below.