Clay County District Schools accomplished a seven percent increase on third grade reading scores compared to last year. These results outpace the state, which increased by four percent. Clay County ranked sixth out of sixty-seven school districts in Florida, third out of eight comparable districts (Alachua, Escambia, Lake, Marion, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, and St. Johns) related to the overall number of students with proficient scores, and second of eight related to the percentage of improvement from 2016 to 2017.
Overall, twenty-two of our twenty-six elementary schools improved in the area of third grade reading scores and twelve demonstrated double-digit gains (see chart below for schools that lead the way in Clay County with the most significant improvements).
“As a district, we are committed to improving and providing the best experience for our students. This information confirms that our school district is making great strides toward becoming a top ten school district! Our leaders, administrators, teachers, and support staff have worked diligently with students to improve learning strategies and scores. I am proud to acknowledge these increases in our students’ performance and look forward to continuing on this path,” said Superintendent Addison Davis.