State releases school rankings; A.U.C. earns top spot in Florida

On Monday, January 30th, the Florida Department of Education released for the first time individual school rankings for all public elementary, middle, and high schools of the state. The 2011 rankings are based on each school’s score in the state’s Accountability Report. For the high schools, the score is a combination of several FCAT components and non-FCAT components (such as graduation rate, AP exams, College Readiness Indicators).

Based on the FCAT components, the Archimedean Upper Conservatory ranked first among 441 public high schools in 2011 with a score of 714 points (followed by the Collegiate HS at Northwest Florida State College with 711 points and MAST Academy with 703 points). For our young program, the first place in the state is one more indication that good work ethics and careful planning can bring tremendous successes. The credit for these superb results goes to all Upper Conservatory’s faculty and students for their hard work and dedication and to all the parents and families for the continuous support.

For the non-FCAT components, the scores are based on the performance of the students of last year’s graduating class. The Upper Conservatory was not given any score in 2011 for these components since the school has not had a graduating class yet. It is with great excitement that we are looking forward to our first class (class of 2012) graduating this June.

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