Joyner doesn’t like grades but proud of children’s performance

DR JOE JOYNER

DR JOE JOYNER

School grades released to Historic City News today show that the St. Johns County School District has maintained its ranking as one of the top performing districts in the state. St. Johns County had 28 “A” schools, four “B” schools, and two “C” schools.

Fourteen elementary schools, five middle schools and all of the district’s K-8 academies and high schools received a grade of “A” this year.

“These grades reflect a baseline for the Florida Standards Assessment and are a partial measure of school accountability,” said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner. “Even though these grades are an incomplete representation of the success of our schools, I am very proud of the performance of our children. This has been a strategic effort to implement the new and more rigorous standards and it is gratifying to see such positive results.”

The elementary schools receiving an “A” are Cunningham Creek Elementary, Durbin Creek Elementary, W.D. Hartley Elementary, Hickory Creek Elementary, R.B. Hunt Elementary, Julington Creek Elementary, Ketterlinus Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, Ocean Palms Elementary, Otis A. Mason Elementary, Palencia Elementary, PVPV/Rawlings Elementary, Timberlin Creek Elementary and Wards Creek Elementary. The middle schools with an “A” are Fruit Cove Middle, Alice B. Landrum Middle, Pacetti Bay Middle, R. J. Murray Middle and Switzerland Point Middle. Liberty Pines, Patriot Oaks and Valley Ridge academies received an “A” as did Allen D. Nease, Bartram Trail, Creekside, Pedro Menendez, Ponte Vedra, and St. Augustine high schools. Osceola Elementary, South Woods Elementary, Gamble Rogers Middle and Sebastian Middle schools received a “B” this year. Crookshank Elementary School and The Webster School received a “C” this year.

The district also has three charter schools which received grades. St. Augustine Public Montessori received a “B”, The Academy of Business and Leadership Education (ABLE) received a “B” and St. Paul School of Excellence received an “F”.

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