Molino Park, Six Other Escambia Schools Named Florida Schools of Excellence

April 2, 2024

Molino Park Elementary School and six other Escambia County public schools have been named Schools of Excellence by Florida State Chancellor of Education Paul Burns.

The Escambia County schools awarded this designation were:

  • Molino Park Elementary School
  • West Florida High School of Advanced Technology
  • N.B. Cook Elementary School
  • Cordova Park Elementary School
  • A.K. Suter Elementary School
  • Pensacola Beach Elementary School
  • Brown Barge Middle School

“We are excited to celebrate these schools’ outstanding success,” said ECPS Superintendent of Schools Keith Leonard.  “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, students, parents, and community stakeholders.  Our district is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our students, their families, and this community.”

Florida statute requires the State Board of Education to designate a school as a School of Excellence if the school’s percentage of possible points earned in its school grade calculation is in the 80th percentile or higher for schools comprised of the same grade groupings (elementary, middle, high and combination) for at least two of the last three school years.

Statewide, 783 schools received the designation.

Comments

8 Responses to “Molino Park, Six Other Escambia Schools Named Florida Schools of Excellence”

  1. Why delete my comment? on April 6th, 2024 10:14 pm

    The Favorable Side of Things – Exactly!

    DG – Read the comment by The Favorable Side of Things

  2. Kim Brown on April 5th, 2024 2:01 pm

    My grandson has been blessed to go to 4 of these A schools. Molino park, NB cook, Brown Barge and starts West Florida in the fall. We are so blessed

  3. Helen Crump on April 3rd, 2024 9:22 am

    “@ The favorite side of things is also spot on on their comments..demographics and economic factors can’t be ignored in the academic ratings of school…parental influences and quality time spent with children is the best indicator of a successful student…”

    this statement is true, and everybody knows it, but you’re not allowed to say it out loud…

  4. DG on April 2nd, 2024 3:01 pm

    Wonder if there are any studies to gather data from these schools to figure out the success and try to replicate this in other Escambia County Schools.

  5. Bonnie Exner on April 2nd, 2024 12:23 pm

    Molino Park Elementary is a great school…the administration and teachers go above and beyond…@ The favorite side of things is also spot on on their comments..demographics and economic factors can’t be ignored in the academic ratings of school…parental influences and quality time spent with children is the best indicator of a successful student
    From one who taught at both ends of the spectrum!!

  6. The Favorable Side of Things on April 2nd, 2024 10:02 am

    Congratulations to the teachers and students! They are the ones who put in the hard work every day.

    On the flip side, all of these schools have favorable demographic attendance zones or have no zones at all and have some control over who may attend.

    This should be quite evident to elected officials and administrative officials who somehow think that all schools should perform at ultra high levels while ignoring the demographics of each child’s family and community.

    Improved scores and excellence stretch far beyond just having great teachers and the doors of the school.

  7. Louis O’Rear on April 2nd, 2024 8:06 am

    I think Ransom Middle School is pretty excellent, too. Just saying. :O)

  8. Molino resident on April 2nd, 2024 7:57 am

    Way to go Molino Park. This excellent rating is due to qualified teachers and staff that are dedicated to the students. Congratulations.





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