MARION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS FARE WELL IN LATEST ROUND OF SCHOOL GRADES
December 18, 2013 MARION COUNTY
Six out of eight public high schools in Marion County – 75 percent -- improved or maintained their grades as determined by Florida’s Department of Education. And no local high school has a failing grade.
Forest and Vanguard increased by one letter grade. Belleview, Dunnellon, North Marion, and West Port maintained their same grade as last year. Francis Marion Military Academy and Lake Weir decreased by one letter grade.
2013 high school grades for Marion County are:
Belleview – B
Dunnellon – B
Forest – A
Francis Marion Mil. Acad. - D
Lake Weir – B
North Marion – C
Vanguard – A
West Port - A
All of these high schools earned grades in line with the number of points they received, except for Belleview, which earned enough points for an “A” but did not make adequate progress with their ‘at-risk” graduation rate.
As well, none of these schools made use of the “safety net” preventing schools from dropping more than one letter grade.
Francis Marion Military Academy is graded on an 800-point scale on assessment data only because they do not have enough data in the high school components.
CONGRATULATIONS to Ft. King Middle School Future Farmer’s Association (FFA) Chapter and Advisor Lori Albritton for earning the National FFA Three Star Rating. This is one of the highest honors bestowed upon a chapter.
CONGRATULATIONS to The Marion Counseling Association award winners for 2012-13: Elementary School Counselor: Rosemary Burnett, Romeo Elementary; Middle School Counselor: Dee Holcomb, Horizon Academy; High School Counselor: Sue Breithaupt, Lake Weir High; Social Work Service: Rhonda Cole; Psychological Services: Lisa Stringfellow; Exceptional Student Education; R. J. Sumner; Student Services Support: Lynn Vachon, Social Work Assistant.