10 July Clay County Schools One Point Away from "A" District Letter Grade July 10, 2017 By Laura Pavlus General workforce development, education, Clay County School District, career and technical education, CTE 0 Clay Today - July 5, 2017 - Full Story Here GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County School District was one point away from being named an “A” District in recent scores released last week by the Florida Department of Education for the 2016-2017 school year. The state calculates school grades annually based on up to 11 components, including student achievement and learning gains on statewide, standardized assessments and high school graduation rate. Clay County improved in percent of possible points earned, moving from 57 percent (“B” letter grade) to 61 percent (“B” letter grade), one point shy of the “A” school rating (62 percent). Clay County District Schools now has 12 “A” schools, an increase of five schools from the 2015-2016 academic year. Three schools improved from a “C” letter grade to “A” or “B” ratings. Lake Asbury Junior High demonstrated remarkable improvements jumping from a “C” to an “A” school, a 101-point increase. Ridgeview Elementary made significant gains by increasing 134 points, moving from a “B” school to an “A.” Overall, Clay County now ranks 12th in state in percent of possible points earned, moving up eight spots from last year. “The release of school grades demonstrates Clay County District Schools is moving in the right direction to become a Top 10 and “A” school district. These improvements are based on the hard work and commitment exhibited from our teachers, support staff, school leaders, students, and parents. Clay County Schools will continue to focus on providing on-going, high quality, and relevant experiences for our students as we seek to offer a world-class education. Overall, I am excited about our future and continuing to Elevate Clay,” said Superintendent Addison Davis. More here - Jacksonville Business Journal - by Teresa Stepzinski - July 10, 2017 GREEN COVE SPRINGS | The Clay County school district was just one point shy of earning an “A” grade from the state, although its students posted gains in reading and math. The district maintains its overall “B” rating . Clay now is ranked 12th in the state – moving up eight spots from last year, according to statewide school grades released by the Florida Department of Education on June 28 for the 2016-17 school year. Compared to the 2015-16 school year, Clay now has 12 “A” schools, an increase of five, 19 “B” schools, which is the same, 11 “C” schools, a decrease of three, and no schools graded “D.” The only “F” school in Clay County was Orange Park Performing Arts Academy, a charter school in Orange Park. Click here to learn more about education in Clay! Related Clay County Business Owner, Amy Pope-Wells, Participates in Roundtable with President Trump Amy Pope-Wells, successful Clay County business owner of Link Staffing and Tira Diva, joins women small business owners at a roundtable with President Trump and Vice President Pence. Clay Branding Study - Proposed New County Logo and a New County Seal After a year of talk and expectation, county commissioners have given the order to finalize a new logo and branding scheme for the county they hope will spur intrigue, tourism and economic growth countywide. Here are the drafts of a proposed new county logo and a new county seal. Will Ketchum of Burdette-Ketchum, which created the brand, suggested the new county seal would also differentiate Clay County, Florida from the other 17 counties named Clay throughout the U.S. Clay Commission Discussing Rebranding County Image The Clay County Commission this month is expected to consider recommendations to showcase the county’s natural, historic and recreational resources as well as its communities to best attract tourism, new businesses and residents. Clay County School District Ranks 8th Best in Florida The 2017 Niche survey for best schools determined Clay County School District ranks 8th best in the state of Florida. Clay EDC Board of Directors Support One-Cent Sales Tax At the June 14, 2016 Board of County Commissioners meeting, Clay EDC President, Bill Garrison, read a resolution by the Clay EDC Board of Directors announcing their support of the one-cent sales tax extension. Clay County's Pitch in the Park Hopes to Give County's Entrepreneurs the Stage for Success Clay County entrepreneurs are looking to give local innovators a chance to be in the spotlight, with the county’s first innovation festival, Pitch in the Park. Eighteen entrepreneurs were selected to present their startup ideas at 10 a.m. on January 21st at Town Hall Park in Orange Park. Each person will have two minutes to present their ideas to a panel of three judges and the audience. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.