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Thursday, January 5, 2012

5 Escambia County High Schools Earn Enough Points for an "A".......

....but only one High School earned the "A".  This due to a penalty assessed for the 2011 year for  on time at-risk graduation.  See the chart below......

..And compare the grades from last year with this chart, below....

The High Schools and all schools in our district are making signifigant forward progress.  As is illustrated in the first chart, five High Schools of Seven in our district earned enough points for an "A" but 4 were penalized back to a "B" level due to a newly enacted penalty on High Schools that do not graduate at-risk students within 4 years.

This is an issue that we are working on and we will have to focus more resources on solving this problem; but that does not  and should not diminish the accomplishments of the high schools in all other areas.

Congratulations are in order for the students, parents, teachers, staff and administrators that are driving these results!

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