The School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) has achieved recognition as one of the 2011-2012 Academically High-Performing School Districts by the State Board of Education. Based on the latest release of school and district grades, SDPBC is one of 19 districts in the state of Florida that successfully met all eligibility criteria. The School District is an A-rated School District for the eighth consecutive year.
Palm Beach County School Superintendent Wayne Gent said, “We are striving to ensure that all our students achieve regardless of their background. Our vision is to foster a dynamic, collaborative multicultural community where education and lifelong learning are valued and supported, and all learners reach their highest potential and succeed in the global economy. This recognition will be an impetus for the School District of Palm Beach County to continue working toward its goals.”
The School District has successfully met and exceeded the following criteria for the designation: a grade of “A” for two consecutive years, beginning with the 2004-05 academic year and no district-operated school that earned a grade of “F.”; compliance with the class size requirements; and no material weaknesses or instances of material noncompliance noted in the school district’s annual financial audit.
The School District is the 11th largest district in the continental U.S., the 5th largest in the State of Florida, and the 3rd largest AdvancED accredited district, with 173 accredited schools. It serves a diverse population totaling more than 174,000 students (K-12).
A school district retains the designation as an academically high-performing school district for three years. At the end of this period, the school district may renew the designation if it meets the requirements.
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