Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Principal Christopher Bates of Dunedin Highland Middle was recognized for visionary leadership. Dunedin High, Garrison-Jones, Curtis Fundamental, Academie Da Vinci and Athenian Academy were also recognized.
Tuesday, January 29
Mayor Dave Eggers awarded several Dunedin schools during a "Top Apples Award" program this month. The second annual event recognizes Duendin schools or employees for achievements and contributions in six categories, according a news release from Pinellas County Schools. Winners were announced, along with the following remarks from the Pinellas County Schools release: Dunedin High School was recognized for Achievement in the Arts for "extensive success and recognition by the Florida School Music Association regarding the success of the DHS performing arts programs, including the Scottish Highlander Marching Band, the jazz ensemble, the Highlander symphonic winds, chorus, pipe band, orchestra, and advanced placement music theory programs." …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Garrison-Jones Elementary goes from a B to an A, and San Jose Elementary improves from a C to a B after the Florida Department of Education admits a mistake.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Garrison-Jones Elementary and San Jose Elementary are among the 213 schools across Florida whose school grades, based on FCAT scores and other factors, were incorrectly calculated, the Department of Education admitted Friday. Garrison-Jones originally received a B grade but was upgraded to an A. San Jose was given a C but saw its grade changed to a B. That means that both schools' grades did not change from last year. The letter grades are part of a complex formula that heavily weighs on FCAT scores and the letter grade determines the amount of funding a school receives. Eighteen schools in Pinellas County had their grades improved by one letter grade. The overall C grade for the district did not change. Your turn: What do you make of the…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Curtis Fundamental Elementary School is the best in the city, and Dunedin's middle and high schools also earned a "C" or higher in new rankings from the state Department of Education.
Pinellas County Schools earned a "B" in new 2010-11 school rankings from the Florida Department of Education. Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Manatee counties in the Tampa Bay area were all graded "B" school districts. Sarasota County received an "A." The rankings are based on points derived from FCAT scores and other factors. Here's how individual schools in Dunedin ranked: Elementary schools Middle schools High schools How would you rate your local schools? Follow the links above to leave a review in the Dunedin Patch directory and see whether your neighbors feel the same way. Since the 1998-99 school year, Floridians have used school grades to help assess the quality of their local schools. The school rankings, based on the points …