In a changing testing environment with standards being raised and test scores tumbling statewide, Gadsden County elementary schools continue to perform well in math. With the release of all FCAT scores for grades 4-8 for Math, Reading and Science, fourth-graders have continued the trend of performing with the best in the state.
In 2012, 61% of Gadsden County fourth-graders were proficient in math, beating the state average of 60%. In 2013, the fourth-graders improved by 13% for a record high of 74% performing at proficiency, surpassing the state average of 61% and ranking 3rd highest in the state.
In fourth-grade math, GEMS led the district at 100% proficiency, followed by Gretna at 94% and Chattahoochee at 87%.
Fifth-graders outpaced state average gains in science and improved 12% for a proficiency rate of 47% while the state average increased two percent to 53%.
Math and science test results were the mainstay of the district’s improvement. Chattahoochee Elementary led the district in science gains earning a 36% increase at 50%. GEMS’s students had a 100 percent passing rate for every grade in math and 95% in science. Stewart Street’s fourth-grade students increased 36% in math to have 85% with a Level 3 or higher and the fifth-grade students improved 29% in science to have 52% at proficiency. Crossroad held the district’s title for highest science scores in 8th grade at 64% and second highest in 5th grade at 65%.
Visit Gadsden County Public Schools website at www.gcps.k12.fl.us for a complete listing of performance school by school.