Wakulla County, Florida- August 2, 2012
On top of being named an “A” school district, Wakulla County School District has been designated an “Academically High Performing District” for the fifth consecutive year. Wakulla is one of only nineteen school districts to earn this recognition, and one of only six districts that has maintained it for five or more consecutive years.
Only 19 districts met the high performing challenge because more than FCAT scores are taken into consideration. To be designated as “Academically High Performing”, a school district must meet the following requirements:
1. Earn a grade of “A” for at least two consecutive years and have no district-operated school that earned a grade of “F.”
2. Comply with the class size requirements.
3. Have no material weaknesses or instances of material noncompliance noted in the school district’s annual financial audit.
“This honor not only recognizes the high expectations we have for educating our students, it also recognizes the importance of being fiscally responsible with the taxpayers’ money,” stated Superintendent David Miller. “It is the collaborative effort of students, teachers, parents, and administrators giving their best every day that keeps this school district high performing. We are truly a community that values our children’s education.”
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.