Sky High Scores for Gadsden County Schools

By: Amy Long Email
By: Amy Long Email

Superintendent Reginald James stood proudly between a few of the smartest students in Florida.

"Six of our eight schools had double digit progress."

Gadsden County's fourth graders rank 6th highest in the sunshine state.

100 percent of Gretna Elementary students passed the writing portion for the FCAT, proving they're willing to do the work to be an 'A' school.

The principal of Gretna Elementary talked about the preparation of her students,

"We focused our energy on our writing scores very diligently from day one."

Eight Shanks Middle School kids made a perfect score on the exam --- as did some elementary students.

Ja'quirra Robinson from Stewart Street Elementary says,

"I think I got a six because I studied and I did my best."

"This year was the first year that students were required to have at least a four to have a passing score. So, our students were able to rise to those expectations and exceed those."

Sarah Bragg from St. John Elementary said preparation was key,

"We practiced everyday and they learned the format and they really put in the practice. They really want to be successful in life and I really think they are pushing themselves further and further every year."


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  • by Guy Location: Here on May 6, 2011 at 05:02 AM
    Great job, kids.
  • by Tonya Location: Havana on May 5, 2011 at 07:12 PM
    Great job Gadsden!
  • by Proud Mother & Citizen Location: Gadsden County on May 5, 2011 at 02:09 PM
    Let's say HATERS EVERY WHERE. I know your momma taught you, "If you can't say anything nice, then don't say nothing at all"... CLOSE YOUR MOUTH. Gadsden County Schools are excelling. I applaud the students, staff, and parents. Job well done. My son knows more than taking a test. He is very well rounded thanks to the help of Gadsden County Schools. I guess if we don't have haters, we won't have anybody to shut up. :) Just saying...
  • by leslie on May 5, 2011 at 01:53 PM
    if it sounds too good to be true..............
  • by Gadsden Mom on May 5, 2011 at 12:34 PM
    Way to go Gadsden County! This makes me proud.
  • by Rosa Location: Chattahoochee on May 5, 2011 at 11:35 AM
    Please don't tell me that you all believe these scores to be valid!! Just compare last years scores to this years scores. Get real Gadsden County School Board. Someone please investigate!!!!!
  • by mother of 3 Location: Cairo, GA on May 5, 2011 at 10:39 AM
    Pleased to see the teachers are motivated to get paid! Hope the children received an education instead of learning a format for the FCAT!
  • by Anonymous Location: Tally on May 5, 2011 at 09:58 AM
    If their job is teaching a test then yes, they are doing that, but the basics are being lost in the fray. Getting out into society and holding down a real job will not have you taking tests; you will need to know how to read, write and add - not check a box or darken a bubble!
  • by L Sutton Location: Born and Raised in Gadsden County on May 5, 2011 at 08:03 AM
    To all you naysayers!! Gadsden County is a great place to live. I am so very pround of your hard work and effort!! I never lost faith!!
  • by Valencia on May 5, 2011 at 06:50 AM
    GREAT JOB GADSDEN COUNTY!!! VERY PROUD OF YOU!!
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