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Monday, January 23, 2012

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Martin County Ranks Among Top Ten in 2011 Florida School Districts Ranking

Tallahassee - Martin County School District ranked third 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.

"As the state continues to raise the bar on student achievement, our educators meet the challenge and remain dedicated to providing students with a world-class education in Martin County," said Martin County School District Superintendent Nancy Kline. "We are committed to embracing the evolving needs of students and are proud to be one of the highest performing school districts in the Florida."

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.

"Martin 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.

The district rankings can be found at http://www.fldoe.org/SchoolDistrictRanking/. You can view Commissioner Robinson's comments regarding the rankings at http://www.youtube.com/educationfl.