Christina Langston, Director of Community Relations for the St Johns County School District in St Augustine reported to Historic City News that school grades released yesterday show that the District has maintained its ranking as one of the top performing districts in the state.
St. Johns County had 16 “A” schools, seven “B” schools and two “C” schools, Langston told reporters.
Eleven elementary schools, four middle schools and the district’s only K-8 school were “A” schools this year.
“With the constant changes in the criteria, school grades have become a much less reliable measure of school success,” said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner. “We are much more focused on the growth of each individual child. In spite of these changes, our students met the challenge and I could not be more proud.”
The 11 elementary schools retaining their “A” status, include Cunningham Creek Elementary, Durbin Creek Elementary, Hartley Elementary, Hickory Creek Elementary, R. B. Hunt Elementary, Julington Creek Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, Ocean Palms Elementary, PVPV/Rawlings Elementary, Timberlin Creek Elementary and Wards Creek Elementary. The four middle schools with an “A” status are Fruit Cove Middle, Landrum Middle, Pacetti Bay Middle, and Switzerland Point Middle. Also receiving an “A” is Liberty Pines Academy (K-8).
Schools receiving a “B” include Ketterlinus Elementary, Mason Elementary, Osceola Elementary, South Woods Elementary, Murray Middle, Sebastian Middle and Gamble Rogers Middle. Schools receiving a “C” include Crookshank Elementary and The Webster School.
“The commitment and dedication of our students, teachers, parents, administrators and support staff is evident and I am very appreciative of their hard work,” he added. “These high marks are proof that our focus remains on outstanding performance and as always we will continue to look for ways to improve. It is gratifying to see that our efforts are reflected in this year’s grades.”
High school grades are expected to be released later this year.