For Immediate Release:  June 18, 2009

 

 

Brevard Public Schools Grades Released

98 Percent of Schools Receive A or B Grades

 

VIERA—The Florida Department of Education (DOE) released the 2008-09 school grades today and Brevard Public Schools (BPS) continue to perform well.  Eighty-two out of 84, or 98 percent of Brevard schools received a grade of an A or B – with 72 schools receiving As.  These results contributed to the district receiving a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.8 or an overall grade of A from the DOE for the sixth consecutive year, giving (BPS) a ranking of third in the state, behind St. John and Gilchrist Counties.

“The leadership of dedicated education professionals and hard work of students and parents has kept Brevard at the top,” stated Superintendent, Dr. Richard A. DiPatri.  “I congratulate everyone involved for this distinguished accomplishment."

According to the DOE results, at the elementary level 54 BPS schools earned an A, 2 earned a B, and 1 earned a D.  At the secondary level 18 schools earned an A, 8 earned a B, and 1 received a grade of D. None of Brevard Public Schools received a grade of F (these results exclude charter schools).

Across the state schools, especially high schools, were hit hard by the penalty point assessed based on the performance of the bottom 25% of students.  At the state level the number of A high schools dropped from 120 in 2007-08 to 68 in 2009-09.  Brevard schools fared the same.  Eight Brevard schools earned enough points for a higher grade, but did not receive the higher grade due to penalties assessed. Riverview Elementary, Eau Gallie High, Melbourne High, Merritt Island High, Palm Bay High, Satellite High and Titusville High earned As but received Bs due to the penalty.  Cocoa High earned a grade of C but due to the penalty received a D.

School grades are based on student performance on the FCAT, which assesses student understanding of the Florida Sunshine State Standards in reading, math, writing and science. Schools earn points based on student results. For 2008-09, grades were based on the following point scale: 525+ points equals an A; 495-524 points equals a B; 435-494 points equals  a C; 395-434 points equals a D; anything less than 395 equals  an F. The state assesses a penalty of one letter grade if a school does not record at least half of its lowest 25 percent of struggling students as making learning gains in reading or math.

 

Summary of the School Grades Tables:

  • Table 1 shows the district grade point average since 2000.
  • Table 2 shows the individual school grades over time.

 

 

Table 1:  District Grade Point Average

 

Grade

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

A

26

28

49

70

67

66

68

74

77

72

B

16

21

18

7

12

12

10

7

6

10

C

32

27

10

2

1

2

3

2

1

0

D

1

3

0

1

1

2

1

1

0

2

F

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

GPA

2.89

2.94

3.46

3.83

3.79

3.73

3.76

3.83

3.90

3.80

District Grade

-

-

-

-

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

Table 2:  BPS School Grades by School

 

School Name

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

ANDREW JACKSON MIDDLE

B

C

A

A

A

B

A

A

A

A

APOLLO

ELEMENTARY

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

ASTRONAUT

HIGH

C

B

B

B

B

A

B

B

B

B

ATLANTIS

ELEMENTARY

B

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

AUDUBON ELEMENTARY

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

BAYSIDE

HIGH

C

C

B

B

B

B

B

A

B

B

CAMBRIDGE ELEMENTARY MAGNET

C

C

C

A

B

B

C

B

A

A

CAPE VIEW ELEMENTARY

A

B

B

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

CENTRAL

MIDDLE

C

B

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

CHALLENGER 7 ELEMENTARY

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE ELEMENTARY

B

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

CLEARLAKE

MIDDLE

C

C

A

A

A

B

A

A

A

A

COCOA BEACH

JR/SR HIGH

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

COCOA

HIGH

C

C

C

C

C

D

D

D

C

D

COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

COQUINA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

C

C

C

C

A

A

B

A

A

A

CROTON

ELEMENTARY

B

A

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

DELAURA

MIDDLE

A

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

DISCOVERY ELEMENTARY

A

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

DR. W.J. CREEL ELEMENTARY

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

EAU GALLIE

HIGH

C

D

B

A

B

B

B

B

A

B

EDGEWOOD

JR/SR HIGH

C

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

ENDEAVOUR ELEMENTARY MAGNET

D

D

F

D

D

D

C

C

B

D

ENTERPRISE ELEMENTARY

B

B

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

FAIRGLEN

ELEMENTARY

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

FREEDOM 7 ELEMENTARY

 

 

N

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

GARDENDALE MAGNET ELEMENTARY

A

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

GEMINI

ELEMENTARY

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

GOLFVIEW ELEMENTARY MAGNET

C

D

B

B

A

B

A

B

A

A

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN ELEMENTARY

A

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

HARBOR CITY ELEMENTARY

B

B

A

A

B

C

A

A

A

A

HERBERT C. HOOVER MIDDLE

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

IMPERIAL ESTATES ELEMENTARY

C

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

INDIALANTIC ELEMENTARY

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

JAMES MADISON MIDDLE

C

C

B

A

A

B

A

A

A

A

JOHN F. KENNEDY MIDDLE

C

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

JOHN F. TURNER, SR. ELEMENTARY

B

C

B

A

A

A

A

B

A

A

JUPITER

ELEMENTARY

A

B

B

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

LEWIS CARROLL ELEMENTARY

A

C

A

A

A

A

A

B

A

A

LOCKMAR

ELEMENTARY

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

LONGLEAF ELEMENTARY

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

LYNDON B. JOHNSON MIDDLE

C

A

A

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

MANATEE

ELEMENTARY

 

 

 

 

A

A

A

A

A

A

MEADOWLANE PRIMARY & INTERMEDIATE

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

MELBOURNE

HIGH

C

C

B

A

A

A

B

A

A

B

MERRITT ISLAND

HIGH

C

A

A

A

A

A

B

A

A

B

MILA

ELEMENTARY

B

A

A

A

A

A

B

A

A

A

MIMS

ELEMENTARY

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

B

A

OAK PARK ELEMENTARY

A

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

OCEAN BREEZE ELEMENTARY

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

PALM BAY

ELEMENTARY

C

C

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

PALM BAY

HIGH

C

C

A

A

B

A

B

B

A

B

PINEWOOD ELEMENTARY

B

B

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

PORT MALABAR ELEMENTARY

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

QUEST

ELEMENTARY

 

 

 

 

 

A

A

A

A

A

RALPH M WILLIAMS JR. ELEMENTARY

 

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

RIVERVIEW

ELEMENTARY

C

C

C

A

B

B

A

A

A

B

RIVIERA

ELEMENTARY

C

A

C

A

A

B

A

A

A

A

ROBERT L. STEVENSON ELEMENTARY

 

N

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

ROCKLEDGE

HIGH

C

C

B

B

A

B

C

A

B

A

RONALD MCNAIR MAGNET MIDDLE

C

C

C

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

ROY ALLEN ELEMENTARY

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

SABAL

ELEMENTARY

B

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

SATELLITE

HIGH

C

B

A

A

A

A

B

A

A

B

SATURN

ELEMENTARY

C

C

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

SEA PARK

ELEMENTARY

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

SHERWOOD ELEMENTARY

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

SOUTH LAKE ELEMENTARY

C

C

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

SOUTHWEST

MIDDLE

B

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

SPACE COAST

JR/SR HIGH

C

A

A

A

B

B

A

A

A

A

SPESSARD L. HOLLAND ELEMENTARY

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

STONE

MIDDLE

C

C

C

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

SUNRISE

ELEMENTARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

A

A

SUNTREE

ELEMENTARY

B

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

SURFSIDE ELEMENTARY

B

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

THEODORE ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

TITUSVILLE

HIGH

C

C

B

A

B

C

B

A

A

B

TROPICAL

ELEMENTARY

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

UNIVERSITY PARK ELEMENTARY

C

C

B

A

A

B

A

C

B

B

VIERA

HIGH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

A

A

W. MELBOURNE

ELEMENTARY

 

 

N

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

WESTSHORE

JR/SR HIGH

 

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY

A

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

 

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