The Florida Department of Education release of school and district grades today revealing more good news for St. Lucie Public Schools. St Lucie Public Schools ranks first in overall achievement on the Treasure Coast, which is also a first for the district.
The district earned a B and outperformed all Treasure Coast Districts moving from 28th to 24th in state district rankings for overall performance. St Lucie Public Schools has no failing schools despite the challenges of the last several years.
Highlights include ranking 5th in the state in college and career acceleration and 1st for medium to large districts. Providing access to college and career preparation has been a district priority and the work is paying off.
Superintendent Dr. Jon Prince attributes the growth to the individualized support students received from their teachers, support staff, and school leaders. “I applaud our teachers, administrators, and staff. Despite the interruptions experienced throughout the school year, more students are meeting and exceeding grade-level expectations which is a credit to our outstanding staff and students. We continue our upward trend in student success.” stated Dr. Prince.
The 2021-2022 school grades revealed improvement in the total points earned in 36 schools whereas, 19 schools increased enough points to represent a grade level jump if grades had been released last year. Seven schools increased letter grades since 2019, the last year for which school grades were given. Three schools earned incompletes due to the extended testing window and late release of paper-based assessments. Grades for those schools will be updated when all tests are scored.
Schools with notable improvements include Mariposa, moving to an A school, Chester A Moore Elementary improving from a D to a C, and Treasure Coast High School becoming a first time A.
About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 99% percent at the six traditional high schools. As a high-ranking B-rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.