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Press ReleaseMonday, January 23, 2012
DOE Press Office
Brevard County Ranks Among Top Ten in 2011 Florida School Districts RankingTallahassee - Brevard County School District ranked eighth in the list of 67 state school districts in a numerical ranking released today by the Florida Department of Education. The district-by-district ranking is the first phase of an initiative that will soon include a list of all of the schools in the state ranked by number within the three main school groupings: elementary, middle and high school. The goal is to make it easier for parents to assess school district performance.
"Brevard is a community that values education resulting in great school/community partnerships and supportive and expectant parents and patrons," said Superintendent Brian Binggeli. "Beyond being data-informed, our school staffs have worked hard to develop professional teaching cultures marked by shared purpose, collaboration, continual learning and innovative spirit. Above all, ours is a passionate commitment to high standards and student success."
The numerical ranking is based on each school's total points derived from FCAT scores. The total is the sum of scores for reading, math, science and writing; learning gains in reading and math; and scores for learning gains in reading and math among the lowest 25 percent of students in each school. The school district ranking is determined by the school grade points they earned based on the assessment scores of all students in the district that were enrolled for the full year.
"Brevard County deserves congratulations for this accomplishment," said Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson. "Ranking in the top ten takes commitment, hard work and collaboration not only from those within the educational setting; it takes the support of the entire community."
Commissioner Robinson added that everyone benefits when students receive a high-quality education: parents, educators and taxpayers.