Three schools in the district also earned individual A ratings.
Press release by Jason Wheeler, Flagler County Schools community information specialist
For the first time in eight years, Flagler Schools is an A-rated district. The Florida Department of Education released scores for districts and schools the morning of July 11.
“I am absolutely elated for our students, their families, our faculty and staff, district and school administration, and our Flagler County community. It is something to celebrate,” Superintendent James Tager said upon receiving the news, in the press release. “Teamwork is the key. I can’t say enough about the people within our school buildings that do the hard work every day.”
Among the schools within Flagler County, Indian Trails Middle School, Belle Terre Elementary School and iFlagler (the district’s virtual school, which was recently named the “Best Small Franchise” by Florida Virtual School) were all A schools. Old Kings Elementary, Rymfire Elementary, Wadsworth Elementary, Flagler Palm Coast High, Matanzas High and Imagine Town Center (the lone charter school in Flagler County) all earned a B. Buddy Taylor Middle and Bunnell Elementary received a C, but both were within two points of a B.
Diane Dyer, Teaching and Learning executive director of Flagler Schools points to four items Superintendent Tager has been stressing with the schools during the 2018-2019 school year. “Focus on literacy and high expectations, paying attention to the early warning system and identifying students who need the most support, increase the graduation rate, and stress acceleration. We made gains in all those areas and it paid off.”