Majority of schools fully accredited

Published 10:22 am Thursday, October 29, 2015

Four out of five schools in Charlotte County achieved full state accreditation based on the 2014-2015 Standard of Learning (SOL) tests.

Only Bacon District Elementary fell short — not meeting the mark in English or math, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Education.

The school has been named a Focus school, meaning it falls within 10 percent of Title I schools selected on the basis of achievement. Such schools must employ state-approved school-improvement coaches.

Bacon Elementary met the state’s standards for history and science while Central Middle, Eureka Elementary, Phenix Elementary and Randolph-Henry High schools met all subject areas.

The division, however, didn’t meet all federal Annual Measurable Objectives with students with disabilities subgroup falling short in reading performance.

For elementary and middle schools to be fully accredited by the state, students mush achieve at least a 75 percent English pass rate, a 70 percent math pass rate, a 70 percent science pass rate and a 70 percent history pass rate. High schools must achieve a pass rate of 75 percent English and 70 percent in mathematics, science and history and attain a point value of 85 or greater based on the Graduation and Completion Index (GCI).