FCAT Writing Scores Released: North Escambia Schools Get Good News

April 30, 2009

The Florida Department of Education released writing scores from the FCAT test Thursday morning, and the scores were good news for North Escambia schools.

The writing FCAT is administered to fourth, eighth and tenth grade students.

“I am proud of all of our teachers, students, and administrators,” Superintendent Malcolm Thomas said. “And I am particularly pleased with those at the elementary level for what they have achieved this year. We look forward to building on this success.”

At Bratt Elementary, 87 percent of fourth graders scored at level three or above on the writing FCAT. Last year, it was 85 percent.

Byrneville Elementary fourth graders students held steady at 71 percent at level three plus.

Carver/Century K-8 fourth grade students posted their best score in three years, raising last year’s percentage scoring at three or above from 20 to 65 percent this year. Of the eighth grade students at Carver/Century, 40 percent scored a grade level three or above on the writing FCAT. That was about the same as last year’s 40 percent.

Molino Park fourth  graders improved from 75 percent last year to 86 percent at level three or above this year.

At Ernest Ward Middle, 91 percent of the eighth graders scored at level three or above on the Writing FCAT, the exact same percentage as last year.

Northview High School had 83 percent of tenth graders scoring level three or greater, down slightly from last year’s 86 percent.

Across the Escambia School District, the percentage of fourth grade students scoring a grade level three or above went from 68 last year to 81 percent this year. Eighth grade students held steady at 85 percent, and the tenth grade numbers decreased slightly from  81 to 77 percent.


6 Responses to “FCAT Writing Scores Released: North Escambia Schools Get Good News”

  1. pray on May 3rd, 2009 8:27 am

    Oh, yes we don’t want to forget the buse drivers. They do a very safe job getting our children to school, in all kind of weather. They are the first person, working for the Escambia County School District that see our children in the morning. We are always glad to have them. They don’t teach the children, the way that the teach do, in the class room but some of the facility don’t teach. They are all good examples, and role models, in our School District. Have a Blessed Day.

  2. Mrs. Ellis on May 2nd, 2009 10:25 pm

    Wow! My thanks to Joe for your encouragement to the administration, staff, and faculty of EWMS.

  3. Betty on April 30th, 2009 1:38 pm

    I agree that Ernest Ward Middle School is a great school. I would not take anything for the 3 years that I have been involved with EWMS. No other school in the county could have done a better job. All the teachers have one goal and that is to teach our children. Keep up the good work!!!

  4. Joe on April 30th, 2009 12:20 pm

    Mrs. Perry continues to lead EWMS in a positive direction. We are so lucky to have her as our principal. The students at EWMS consistently perform well above average. It will be a sad day when we loose the facility and staff that include but are not limited to: Mrs. Perry, Mrs. Hanks, Mrs. Polson, and all of the teachers and staff that make EWMS such a great school. I named those 3 specifically because they do not have students with them in the classroom but they greatly contribute to the overall success of EWMS. The school is truly a better place by having those 3 on staff!! Keep making the community proud! If anybody doubts the quality of what some people call, our “little hick school” let them look at our test scores and overall averages. I would put my childrens education at EWMS up against any school in the county, or even state!! Our students are getting a better education because it is not just book learning, they are being taught life skills and values (thank you Mrs. Ellis) you can not put a price tag on this kind of education! I guess it is obvious that I am really appreciative of our little school. Keep up the great job.

  5. psu1earl on April 30th, 2009 11:17 am

    The county wide numbers for fourth graders are amazing! Going from 68 to 81 is huge!

  6. Molino Mom on April 30th, 2009 10:30 am

    Ernest Ward students just ROCK! When the Carver and Century students get to Ernest Ward next year, they will be in such a great place. Then everybody will ROCK!