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Osceola's Graduation Rate Continues To Be Better Than State Average

The Florida Department of Education's release of the 2014 graduation rates shows that on average more Osceola students are staying in school and graduating compared to their peers across the state. Overall, the Osceola School District's 2014 graduation rate held steady at 78%, which continues to be higher than the state's average at 76.1%. Eight out of nine comprehensive high schools in Osceola County have a graduation rate of 80% or higher, exceeding the state average. The remaining school is at the state average. Two schools, The Osceola County School for the Arts and the Professional and Technical High School (PATHS), have 100% graduation rates, as does New Dimensions Charter. Since 2010, the Osceola School District has seen a 2.3% increase in its graduation rate.

"I am pleased that our graduation rate continues to be above the state average," said Superintendent Melba Luciano. "Our goal is for every student to graduate high school within four years. We will continue to focus on proven initiatives and strategies that directly support learning to ensure that our students are college and career ready upon graduation."


2013/2014 High School Letter Grades

Under the high school accountability system, high schools in Osceola County earned the following letter grades for the 2013-2014 school year:

• Three high schools maintained their "A" letter grade:
 

Harmony High School
Professional and Technical High School (PATHS)
The Osceola County School for the Arts

• Six high schools decreased one letter grade:
  Celebration High School - B
Gateway High School - B
Liberty High School - C
Osceola High School - C
Poinciana High School - C
St. Cloud High School - B
• Two charter high schools in Osceola County also received grades:
  New Dimensions High School maintained an "A" letter grade.
Acclaim Academy earned an "F" letter grade for a second year

Strong areas of districtwide student performance included:
• Six out of the nine high schools increased or maintained in the percent of students reading proficient.
• Six out of the nine high schools increased or maintained in the percent of students math proficient.
• Seven out of the nine high schools increased or maintained in the percent of students science proficient.
• Eight out of the nine high schools increased or maintained in the percent of students U.S. History proficient from last year's baseline.
   
Some areas in need of districtwide improvement in student performance included:
• Eight out of the nine high schools decreased in the area of writing.
  • In reading and mathematics, our lowest-quartile students did not see significant improvement.

This year, there was a statewide trend in the reduction in the number of "A" and "B" high schools from 83% to 71%. The new high school grading formula required schools to earn as many as 70 additional points to maintain their letter grade from the previous year. In addition, student performance on U.S. History end-of-course exam was included for the first time, and schools earned less points than in the past for students taking accelerated courses, such as Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and International Baccalaureate classes.

"The issuing of school grades reflects a tremendous amount of hard work given by our teachers, students, administrators, and staff," said Superintendent Melba Luciano. "I am disappointed that we see a decrease in school grades this year. We are committed to ensuring that every student has the necessary supports in place to become successful, and that all students have a post-secondary plan upon graduation from high school. Numerous strategic improvement efforts have already been implemented this school year, including bringing in professional consultants to strengthen classroom instruction in reading, mathematics, and writing across the district. In addition, our students are taking quarterly assessments this year to determine individual progress, as well as areas where improvement and additional targeted instruction are needed."


Osceola School District Meets Class-Size Amendment Requirements
In 2002, citizens approved an amendment to the Florida Constitution that set limits on the number of students in core classes, such as mathematics, English, social studies, and science in the state's public schools. Through the hard work of school administrators and staff, Superintendent Melba Luciano is proud to report that the Osceola School District is in full compliance with the class-size amendment for this school year. This monumental task, which is an unfunded mandate for local school districts, involved ensuring that 16,390 Osceola classes across the district met the following requirements: Read more...
Osceola County School Board Approves 2015-2016 Academic Calendar
The 2015-2016 Academic Calendar for all public schools in the Osceola School District, was approved by the School Board on December 16, 2014. The first day of school for students will be on Monday, August 24, 2015, and the last day for students will be on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The last day of classes for Winter Break will be on December 18, 2015. Winter Break will run from December 21, 2015, through January 1, 2016. Spring Break is scheduled for March 14-18, 2016. Read more...

The Osceola County School for the Arts To Hold Informational Meetings Regarding Admission For 2015-2016 School Year
The Osceola County School for the Arts will host two informational meetings for prospective students and their parents. The first meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., will be focused towards incoming prospective middle school students (grades 6, 7, and 8) for the 2015-2016 school year.  The second informational meeting will be for interested incoming high school students (grades 9, 10, 11, and 12) on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.  Both meetings will be held at the school, located at 3151 N. Orange Blossom Trail in Kissimmee. Read more...


Koa Elementary School In Osceola County Named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School
Koa Elementary School has been named as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School by Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc.  Based on the Blueprint for Excellence assessment process, Koa Elementary met or exceeded the criteria for all nine categories: Student Support and Focus; School Organization and Culture; Challenging Standards and Curriculum; Active Teaching and Learning; Technology Integration; Professional Community; Leadership and Educational Vitality; School, Family, and Community Partnerships; and Indicators of Success. This prestigious recognition recognizes Principal Virginia Scott and her dedicated team of educators and professional support staff for working so diligently to fulfill the many learning needs of students. Read more...



Chairman's Message
Osceola County School Board Chairman Tim Weisheyer invites you to learn more about the following important school district initiatives designed to enhance student success:

• Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

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Back Row (left to right): Clarence Thacker, District 4, Jay Wheeler, District 1, Ricky Booth, District 5
Front Row (left to right): Tim Weisheyer, District 3 - Chair, Melba Luciano, Superintendent, Kelvin Soto, District 2 - Vice-Chair

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