Closing the Achievement Gap

Traditionally, minorities score lower on the FCAT compared to white students.

But this year Jefferson County is tops in the state when it comes to narrowing the achievement gap for African-American third graders in reading.

In math, Jefferson County is second in the state.

Leon County is second in Florida when it comes to lowering the reading achievement gap between Hispanic and white students.

The county is tops when it comes to math and Hispanic students.