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Wakulla School District Named Academically High Performing for Seventh Consecutive Year

Wakulla County School District has been named an “Academically High Performing District”  for the 2013-2014 school year.  This makes seven consecutive years that Wakulla’s public school district has met the criteria for this designation. 

Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart announced on May 20 that Wakulla is one of only 11 out of 72 Florida public school districts to earn this recognition.  The other 10 districts are Citrus, Gilchrist, Martin, Nassau, Okaloosa, St. Johns, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, and Sumter.

The 11 districts deemed “Academically High Performing” earned this designation by meeting three criteria: having a high point total from the 2013 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) scores in Reading, Math, Science, and Writing grades 3 through 11; meeting the Class Size Amendment compliance numbers for 2013-2014; and having a successful 2012-2013 financial audit review.

“This designation is not only a tribute to the teachers, administrators, staff, and parents who put our children’s education as our highest priority, it also recognizes Wakulla County School District as being fiscally responsible with the taxpayers’ dollars,” states Superintendent Bobby Pearce.

In 2007, the Legislature created the “Academically High Performing District” designation to recognize school districts that were consistently doing an outstanding job educating their students. 

School Board Member Becky Cook notes, “It is gratifying to see all the hard work of our great students and teachers pay off in a way that is recognized state-wide.  Our parents and community members support the school system and realize we are all in this together with the goal being our children’s success.  I am grateful to be a part of such a high performing district.”