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Tammy Caraker, Ed.S
Good news from the Florida Department of Education, Palmetto Ridge High School celebrates a “B” grade (2011-12 school year) and measurable gains in student achievement. The students, faculty and staff worked hard to accomplish their goals and their efforts should be celebrated. Palmetto Ridge is diligently “clawing it’s way to the A”. We are excited to share that our student achievement points in both acceleration and FCAT student achievement earned our school the equivalent points of “A”, but one remaining obstacle must be overcome to officially earn the “A” designation, the on time graduation rate of our students in a four year period. This is an area we need to consistently see growth in, as we focus our efforts on student achievement and celebrations, we need to encourage ALL students to focus on a four year high school graduation plan.
As we begin the second semester, the final touches on FCAT and EOC preparation begins and the students begin to set their sights on springtime. With FCAT and other state and national standardized testing that will arrive in the spring, a couple of tips to remember, there is a fine line between pumping your child up about standardized testing and creating test anxiety. We face the same challenge in the classroom and across our schools. Encourage them to do always do their best, but be careful not to build up too much pressure.
Each step towards preparation can only enhance student performance on the test. Daily, our teachers are focusing on standards and learning is happening in classrooms. The culmination of this focus happens when students apply their knowledge on the state and national assessments.
Together with our teachers, I am confident our students can exceed our scores from last year. As always, I encourage our parents and PRHS Bear family members to support their students in academic, performance, and athletic endeavors. Our second semester is well underway and I encourage our students to keep up the good work; each and every day your Bears make me very proud to serve as the principal of Palmetto Ridge High School.
School Public Accountability Report
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