Boca Raton Elementary School Improves Two Letter Grades
Overall, there were 58 District-operated schools in the School District of Palm Beach County that earned A’s from the state and 37 District-operated schools that earned B’s.
“Our students, teachers, principals, parents, and staff are the foundation of our success as a District,” said Superintendent Robert Avossa, Ed.D. “I’m particularly impressed by the hard work put in by the students and teachers at our schools, which resulted in substantial improvement this year – we are all celebrating your accomplishments today.”
Student performance on the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) provides the foundation for state grades, based on a school grading system adopted by the State Board of Education.
Rated a “C” school during the 2015-16 school year, Boca Raton Elementary School was one of the schools that performed well in the FSA and by doing so saw their grade jump to an “A” rating.
“We are thrilled to have been able to accomplish this great achievement,” a school spokesperson said. “This goes to show all the hard work our school has done throughout the year and will continue to do as the new school year is set to begin.”
As for the Palm Beach School District, they were given an overall “B” rating, however, they were just three points away from the elusive “A” rating. The District outperformed other large urban school districts in seven of 11 categories on the FSA, including English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science and Social Studies achievement; ELA and Math learning gains; and graduation rate.