Martin County School District, located along the Treasure Coast of Florida with offices at 500 Se Ocean Boulevard in Stuart (County Seat of Martin County), can proclaim the year 2011 a most spectacularly victorious achievement throughout all of the district’s departments, all 12-elementary schools, all 5-middle schools, all 4-high schools, 2-charter schools, 2-specialized programs and one virtual school.
Both as a school district and as individual schools — astronomical achievements have been made with the prognosis for 2012 being that of “greater expectations” for the schools and students individually as well as for the community as a whole.
These are 2011 Accomplishments/Achievements of the Martin County School District:
- Earned an “A” grade from the Florida Department of Education for the 10th consecutive year.
- Exceeded the state’s average scores in all FCAT subjects and grade levels tested.
- Ranked #1 in the state for middle school FCAT writing scores.
- Ranked 3rd highest in the state for the total number of FCAT points earned.
- Earned the 3rd highest graduation rate in the state (2010). At 94.3%, the graduation rate is also an all time high for the District.
- Earned the prestigious designation as an Academically High Performing School District for the 5th consecutive year.
- Earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for FY 2010 from the Government Finance Officers Association for the 5th year in a row.
- 2011 SAT and ACT scores above state and national averages.
- Been designated in compliance with the state’s Class Size Reduction requirements.
- Held the District’s first Career & Technical Education (CTE) Showcase to highlight the many CTE programs and their rigorous curriculum, industry certifications and valuable business partnerships.
- Increased student attendance through the ongoing Bring It 180 Attendance Campaign.
- Created a Budget Committee in October 2010 to increase community participation and understanding of the budget process. 2011-2012 Budget continues to prioritize student programs and personnel.
- Reached a new CTE articulation on agreement with the highly-respected Universal Technical Institute (UTI), which allows students continuing their education at UTI to receive college credit for courses completed in high school. This is in addition to the many articulation agreements currently in place with Indian River State College and other post-secondary institutions.
- Hosted a free community event, NOPE for Parents, to provide resources and information on regarding youth substance abuse education and prevention.
- Launched a new District website, as well as new school websites, that provide easier to use, more consistent formats for parents and community members looking to access information.
- Eight MartinCountyschools named “Model Schools” for Positive Behavior Intervention Support.
- 19 Martin County Schools earn Golden School Awards and 3 schools earn Silver School Awards by the Florida Department of Education. In addition, 12 schools have been nominated as 5-Star Schools. These awards recognize outstanding school volunteer programs.