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PRESS RELEASE

August 18, 2006

Cathy Schroeder
(850) 245-0413

Commissioner Winn Announces Top High-Performing Schools
Schools recognized for outstanding achievement during 2005-2006

TALLAHASSEE — Education Commissioner John L. Winn today announced the top high-performing schools in Florida for outstanding academic achievement. High-performing schools were recognized for earning the highest points based on Florida's school grading criteria.

"I commend these schools for the remarkable job of helping students improve their core academic skills," said Commissioner Winn. "This accomplishment — increasing student achievement — is one Florida's administrators, teachers, students and parents should take pride in."

The top high-performing 100 elementary schools, 75 middle schools, 50 high schools and 50 combination schools were honored based on the total points the school received on the school grading criteria during the 2005-2006 academic year. Brevard County has five high-performing elementary schools in the top 10. Miami-Dade County has three schools in the top 10 for both high-performing middle and high schools. Miami-Dade County and Orange County each have three schools in the top 10 for high-performing combination schools.

To view a list of the schools being recognized visit www.fldoe.org/news/.