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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

Statement by Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding Academically High Performing School Districts

“Today the State Board of Education approved the designation of 13 Florida school districts as 2011-12 Academically High Performing School Districts. These districts have met the rigorous eligibility criteria as outlined in statute that includes compliance with class size, earning high school and district grades, and receiving sound financial audits. Of the 13 school districts meeting the eligibility criteria, 12 are maintaining their designation and five are in their fifth consecutive year, two are in their fourth year, and two are in their third year.

“I extend my congratulations to the following districts for earning the prestigious designation as 2011-12 Academically High Performing School Districts: Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Gulf, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Nassau, Seminole, Sumter, Wakulla and Walton.”

For more information about the 2011-12 Academically High Performing School Districts, visit http://www.fldoe.org/board/meetings/2011_05_17/acad.pdf (PDF).