Okeechobee schools were some of the top performers in the Heartland Educational Consortium in the previous school year.
The Heartland Consortium is a K-12 public school agency providing educational services to six rural counties in south central Florida, including DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee.
Okeechobee High School was second out of all high schools in the Heartland Educational Consortium in college and career acceleration with 62% of students earning an industry certification, passing a dual enrollment course or scoring a level 3 on an advanced placement test. OHS tied for first in graduation rate at 93% out of all Heartland high schools as well.
Clewiston High School had 43% of their ninth graders score a level 3 or higher on the English Florida Standards Assessment. Okeechobee was right behind them with 42% of their ninth graders scoring at level 3 or higher.
West Glades School in Glades County had 68% of their eighth graders score at level 3 or above on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Math test.
Osceola Middle School in Okeechobee had 53% of their eighth graders at a level 3 or above in math.
Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School in Glades County increased their fifth grade Science proficiency from 53% last year to 63%. Students at Moore Haven Middle High increased their proficiency in Algebra 1 from 18% last year to 46% this year.
Seminole Elementary in Okeechobee County had 67% of their third graders score a level 3 or above on the FSA Math test. Central Elementary in Hendry County was right behind Seminole with 65% scoring a level 3 or above.
Everglades Elementary ranked third of the 28 elementary schools in the Heartland Consortium in the total points possible towards the school grade maintaining the only “B” in the district. Everglades was also second out of the 28 elementary schools in the Heartland Consortium in Mathematics Learning Gains in the lowest 25% at 67%.
North Elementary was second out of the 28 elementary schools in the Heartland Consortium in English Language Arts Achievement.
Osceola Middle School was top of all middle schools in the Heartland Consortium in English Language Arts learning gains. OMS tied for second in the Consortium in the total points possible towards the school grade, second overall in Social Studies achievement and second in English Language Arts achievement.
Yearling Middle School was second out of all Heartland middle schools in both English Language Arts learning gains and Mathematics learning gains.
South Elementary took third out of the 28 elementary schools in the Consortium in English Language Arts learning gains of the lowest 25%.
Okeechobee Achievement Academy received a “Maintaining” School Improvement Rating. OAA increased student performance by 2% in Learning Gains for English Language Arts and 11% in Mathematics.
Central Elementary and Okeechobee Achievement Academy increased their percentage of performance in every graded subject area over the previous school year.