There's a lot to be happy about at several Lake County Schools. The Florida Department of Education (DOE) released 2018 statewide standardized assessment results this afternoon. Eight of the 10 high schools in Lake showed overall gains on the Florida Standards Assessments compared to last year, as did 8 of the 12 middle schools and 13 of the 26 elementary schools, including charter schools. Among the largest overall increases was Tavares High with a 51 point jump, South Lake High with a 36 point increase and Leesburg High with a 35 point jump. Mount Dora Middle School saw the largest increase, up 53 points compared to last year. Eustis Middle is up 37 points and Tavares Middle is up 25. Cypress Ridge had the largest increase among elementary schools with a 58 point jump. Leesburg Elementary is up 55 points and Treadway Elementary is up 36. Other highlights: ·Leesburg High showed gains of 35 points in Algebra 1 in 2018 compared to 2017 ·Mount Dora Middle showed gains of 33 points in Algebra 1 · Groveland Elementary showed gains of 21 points in Science ·Overall, the district saw a slight increase in scores in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics, a 5 percent increase in Algebra, 3 percent increase in Geometry scores, 3 percent in U.S. History and 5 percent in science.
“We are moving in the right direction,’’ said Emily Weiskopf, Ed.D., the district’s Chief of Transformation. “We still have work to do, but I feel good about where we’re headed.” Scores for individual Lake students are expected to be available in July. Parents will be notified. To view statewide and district-level results, visit the DOE site at this link. For more news and events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, click here. To get area's news in your inbox once a month, subscribe to the free month issue of Mount Dora Buzz here.
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