Tallahassee's Bond Elementary School is unique in the Leon County Schools system.
It's the only one to offer a single gender specific classroom.
A schools spokesman says after three years of the all boys classroom, test scores are up and behavior problems are down.
But Bond isn't alone in Florida.
"The greatest contributing factor is the focus of the students," said Carla Sparks of the Tampa area Hillsborough County Schools system. "Without the opposite sex, the focus is much greater on academics," she said.
Sparks told state house members the Hillsborough County system has 12 schools with gender specific classrooms.
They include one all boys and one all girls middle school.
Sparks says since that move was made, both urban schools improved two letter grades and saw in many instances double digit gains in the FCAT standardized test scores.
In one instance 8th grade boys passing the FCAT writing test rose by 31 percent.
"That I might say is an unheard level of gain," said Sparks.
"What I'm trying to do here is spread that idea across the state," said State Representative Manny Diaz of Hialeah.
Diaz has introduced a plan to create a pilot program for single gender classes statewide.
It passed a house committee by a unanimous vote.
"This is really designed for traditional public schools and to provide parents another choice," Diaz said.
Diaz's plan may also include training money for teachers.
We're told the all boys classroom is so popular at Bond, it's become competitive to get into it.
A spokesman for Broward County Schools in the Fort Lauderdale area also told committee members the single sex classrooms have shown great results.
Hillsborough Schools administrators also plan to offer the approach at a suburban "A" school.