Hundreds of schools statewide honored for exemplary community involvement
The Florida Department of Education announced today the names of schools in Southwest Florida that have earned the Five Star School Award for the 2015-16 school year. The award is bestowed upon schools that are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning. Statewide, nearly 700 schools earned the recognition.
“Family and community involvement is essential to student success, and I am grateful for the parents, caregivers and community members who invest their time in our state’s schools.” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “When school leaders and educators engage the community, the result is higher academic achievement and more students prepared for future success.”
To earn Five Star School recognition, a school must show that it has achieved all of the benchmarks and criteria in five categories – Community/Business Partnerships, Family Involvement, Volunteerism, Student Community Service and School Advisory Council. Schools must also earn a grade of “C” or above or a school improvement rating of “Maintaining” or “Improving” for the year being recognized.
Below are the schools in Southwest Florida that received the Five Star School Award for the 2015-16 school year.
To view the entire list of schools awarded, please visit Five Star School Award.
For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit www.fldoe.org.