School Grades can be found at http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/.
Overall, Osceola School District performed well on the 2010 FCAT. The district experienced student and school
gains in many areas. With only the elementary and middle school grades released:
All middle schools maintained or raised their school grades. Special recognition is extended to Parkway
Middle School as they earned their first ever “A” by increasing 83 points in two years moving from a
“C” to an “A.”
Parkway Middle School also earned, for the first time, AYP status under the Federal No Child Left
Middle and K 8 schools earned a total of seven A’s, two B’s, and two C’s.
“A” graded middle and K 8 schools are: Horizon, Narcoossee, Neptune, Parkway, and St. Cloud
Middle Schools; and Harmony Community and Celebration K 8 School
Our elementary schools mirrored the state in the decreases in student gain scores overall and the bottom
quartile. Even with this concern, the district earned 18 A/B’s or 67 percent, 7 C’s or 26 percent and 2 D’s or 7
percent. The district will be challenging one of the “D” schools (Central Avenue Elementary) as there exists a
significant discrepancy between the district and state student gain scores. We remain very concerned over the
reported decrease at the elementary level statewide specifically in the category of student gain scores overall
and the bottom quartile. We will diligently examine all scores and aggressively continue to focus our attention
and support at the school sites and on effective teaching and learning.
Improvement in our high schools was a primary focus of the district and School Board. Our four “focus” high
schools, Poinciana, Gateway, Celebration, and Liberty ALL increased in total points earnings. In addition,
Poinciana, Celebration and Liberty were successful in raising the achievement level of the bottom quartile;
therefore, avoiding a letter grade penalty.
Poinciana improved 37 points and with only 50% of the school grade data reported they are within 7
points of a “C.” We celebrate the elimination of an “F” school in our district and the student
achievement gains made at the high school level.
All but one high school earned bonus points based on the students’ successfully passing the FCAT
High school grades are scheduled to be released by the state in November 2010.
Tremendous gains were made throughout the high school level,
The increases in the high school FCAT point totals positions the schools to significantly increase their
- PATHS increased 28 points for a total of 575 points
- The Osceola County School for the Arts increased 40 points for a total of 611 points
- St. Cloud and Celebration High Schools increased their point totals by 29 and 16 points respectively.
school grade when announced in November.
The Osceola County School for the Arts, Parkway Middle School, and Celebration K 8 School all earned
AYP status under the Federal No Child Left Behind.
The district celebrated all improvements, but some of the highlights include;
Koa Elementary and Westside K 8 Schools both first year schools earned a “B,” both earning 509
Celebration K 8 School increased 17 points and remains an “A” school for 9 years in a row.
Deerwood Elementary School earned an “A” grade for the 4th year in a row with posting the highest 5th
grade science scores in the district with 76 percent proficiency.
Highlands, Neptune and Sunrise Elementary Schools earned their second consecutive “A” rating.
Partin Settlement and Reedy Creek Elementary Schools both earned their 4th consecutive “A” rating.
St. Cloud Elementary School earned its 5th consecutive “A” rating and St. Cloud Middle School earned
its 3rd consecutive “A.”
Narcoossee Middle School being a first year middle school earned its first “A.”