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PRESS RELEASE

August 21, 2007

Tom Butler
(850) 245-0413

Commissioner Blomberg Announces Results of 2007 School Grades Appeals

TALLAHASSEE — Education Commissioner Jeanine Blomberg today announced the results of the 2007 school grades and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) appeals. Each year, school districts may submit appeals to the Department of Education (DOE) for school grades and AYP designations required by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. This year, districts submitted appeals on behalf of 42 schools, including 15 school grade appeals (Table B), 14 AYP appeals (Table C) and 13 for both school grades and AYP (Tables B and C), up from 33 appeals last year, but down from 49 appeals the previous year.

"The school grades appeals process is an important tool in Florida’s education accountability system,” said Commissioner Blomberg. “It helps ensure that our schools are receiving the most accurate grade possible and that special circumstances are given a process for consideration.”

This year, 28 appeals were accepted, including eight school grade appeals and 12 AYP appeals. In addition, eight appeals for both school grades and AYP were accepted. The appeals resulted in improving the grade for a number of schools, with five schools now earning an “A”, three schools now earning a “B”, and two schools now earning a “C”. Eleven appeals resulted in a change to a school's AYP designation from “No” or “Incomplete” to “Yes”. Under NCLB, Florida now has 1,087 schools meeting the 39 AYP criteria.

In addition to the 42 appeals, the DOE received 38 AYP-only appeals from schools affected by the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) directive to exclude from the AYP calculation a subgroup of students with disabilities who took Florida’s alternate assessment instead of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Since July, the DOE has been working with the ED to seek waivers for schools impacted by this ruling. These appeals will be considered pending until resolution is reached with the ED. The DOE previously indicated to school districts that an appeal on this matter was not necessary and that any schools impacted by this issue would be included in the final outcome. The DOE is currently in contact with the ED Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings, in an effort to resolve this issue.

In order to formally appeal a school grade or AYP designation, districts were required to submit an explanation and supporting data on behalf of the school to the DOE. Formal appeals all stated the schools' basis for appeal and were accompanied by appropriate documentation. School districts were required to submit their school grade appeals by July 30, 2007.

Table A - 2006-07 School Grade Distribution after the Appeals Process

Type A B C D F I Points Only Totals
Elementary 1,072 248 282 54 30 3 2 1,691
Middle 259 99 130 44 12 1 8 553
High 55 86 119 102 30 1 18 411
Combination 91 36 58 19 11 0 34 249
Totals 1,477 469 589 219 83 5 62 2,904

Table B - 2006-07 School Grade Appeals Results

District School District Name School Name Initial School Grade Current School
Grade
05 2211 Brevard Bayside High School B A
06 0111 Broward Hollywood Hills Elementary School I I
06 0131 Broward Hallandale Elementary School I A
06 0161 Broward West Hollywood Elementary School I B
06 0371 Broward Dillard High School D D
06 1191 Broward North Fork Elementary School I F
12 0081 Columbia Eastside Elementary School B A
13 1481 Miami-Dade John G. Dupuis Elementary School I A
13 3181 Miami-Dade Melrose Elementary School I I
13 5080 Miami-Dade Skyway Elementary School I I
13 6481 Miami-Dade Miami Edison Middle School I I
13 7051 Miami-Dade G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School I C
13 7591 Miami-Dade North Miami Senior High School I F
16 2121 Duval Jean Ribault Middle School D D
29 1201 Hillsborough Dover Elementary School C B
29 1481 Hillsborough Foster Elementary School F F
36 4171 Lee Oasis Middle Charter School I B
40 0011 Madison Madison County High School D D
43 0051 Martin J.D. Parker School of Science, Math, and Technology B B
47 0113 Okeechobee New Endeavor High School F No Grade
(Too Few Students for a Calculation)
50 1541 Palm Beach Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School C C
50 2811 Palm Beach Village Academy C C
51 0021 Pasco Rodney B. Cox Elementary School D D
53 1671 Polk McKeel Academy B B
56 0301 St. Lucie Port St. Lucie High School D C
57 0103 Santa Rosa Gulf Breeze High School B B
59 0821 Seminole Crystal Lake Elementary B A
63 0021 Union Union County High School C C

Table C - 2006-07 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Appeals Results

District School District Name School Name Initial AYP Current AYP
06 0111 Broward Hollywood Hills Elementary School I I
06 0131 Broward Hallandale Elementary School I Yes
06 0161 Broward West Hollywood Elementary School I No
06 1021 Broward Quest Center No No
06 1191 Broward North Fork Elementary School I No
13 1481 Miami-Dade John G. Dupuis Elementary School I No
13 3181 Miami-Dade Melrose Elementary School I I
13 5081 Miami-Dade Skyway Elementary School I I
13 6481 Miami-Dade Miami Edison Middle School I No
13 7051 Miami-Dade G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School I No
13 7591 Miami-Dade North Miami Senior High School I No
29 0051 Hillsborough Sheehy Elementary School No Yes
29 0081 Hillsborough Alexander Elementary School No Yes
29 0012 Hillsborough Egypt Lake Elementary School No Yes
30 0012 Holmes Bonifay Middle School No No
36 4171 Lee Oasis Middle Charter School I Yes
40 0011 Madison Madison County High School No No
43 0131 Martin Warfield Elementary School No Yes
44 0161 Monroe Poinciana Elementary School No No
50 0751 Palm Beach Lantana Elementary School No Yes
50 1541 Palm Beach Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School No No
52 1071 Pinellas Dunedin Elementary School No Yes
52 2141 Pinellas Lealman Avenue Elementary School No No
52 2531 Pinellas Mount Vernon Elementary School No Yes
52 3361 Pinellas Pinellas Central Elementary School No Yes
52 3871 Pinellas Sandy Lane Elementary School No No
53 0651 Polk Lake Alfred Elementary School No Yes

Table D - Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Appeals Based on ED Issue (Decisions Pending)

District School District Name School Name Initial AYP
05 1071 Brevard Golfview Elementary School No
05 2111 Brevard Lockmar Elementary School No
06 1021 Broward The Quest Center No
*06 1761 Broward Hollywood Park Elementary School No
13 0321 Miami-Dade Biscayne Elementary School No
13 2321 Miami-Dade Gulfstream Elementary School No
13 2521 Miami-Dade Oliver Hoover Elementary School No
13 4001 Miami-Dade Norwood Elementary School No
13 4091 Miami-Dade Olympia Heights Elementary School No
13 4501 Miami-Dade Poinciana Park Elementary School No
13 7101 Miami-Dade Coral Reef Senior High School No
13 8181 Miami-Dade Ruth Owens Kruse Education Center No
14 0061 DeSoto West Elementary School No
16 2461 Duval Neptune Beach Elementary School No
*27 0253 Hernando West Hernando Middle School No
29 1201 Hillsborough Dover Elementary School No
29 1361 Hillsborough Edison Elementary School No
29 2801 Hillsborough Mann Middle School No
29 3922 Hillsborough Sessums Elementary School No
29 4592 Hillsborough Walker Middle School No
29 4941 Hillsborough Woodbridge Elementary School No
47 0121 Okeechobee Yearling Middle School No
50 0101 Palm Beach Allamanda Elementary School No
50 1701 Palm Beach Wellington Landings Community Middle School No
50 2721 Palm Beach Discovery Key Elementary School No
51 0311 Pasco Cotee River Elementary School No
51 0421 Pasco Deer Park Elementary School No
*51 0501 Pasco Northwest Elementary School No
52 0681 Pinellas Paul Stevens ESE Center No
52 2581 Pinellas Nina Harris ESE Center No
53 0401 Polk Davenport School of Arts No
53 0962 Polk Polk Life and Learning Center No
53 1901 Polk Socrum Elementary School No
57 0071 Santa Rosa East Milton Elementary School No
59 0081 Seminole Lake Mary Elementary School No
59 0561 Seminole Altamonte Elementary School No
59 0671 Seminole Greenwood Lakes Middle School No
59 0811 Seminole Wicklow Elementary School No
*Will not make ATP due to oter factors, regardless of ED decision.