Miami-Dade has overtaken Duval as the district with the highest number of “priority” schools, formerly known as “intervene.”
They are the bottom five percent of the lowest performing “F” schools.
Other low performers are labeled “focus.” These are the next lowest ten percent of schools.
High schools with graduation rates under 60 percent fall into the focus or priority category.
Through the federal Differentiated Accountability program, Florida is given the flexibility to provide interventions to schools with the greatest need. The schools labeled as priority and focus will get the most support.
Duval had seven priority schools last year. It dropped to three this year, tying with Pinellas and Broward for the second highest number of priority schools.
Miami-Dade is now the leader with five schools on the priority list. Even so, the district overall had an increase in schools receiving A and B grades last year.
Florida’s priority schools:
- Dade—Lenora Braynon Smith Elementary
- Dade—Carol City Middle
- Dade—Charles R. Drew Middle
- Dade—Madison Middle
- Dade—Parkway Middle Community
- Broward—Sunland Park Elementary
- Broward—Lauderhill Middle
- Broward—Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. Middle
- Duval–Ramona Boulevard Elementary
- Duval—Northwestern Middle
- Duval—Andrew Jackson High
- Pinellas—Azalea Middle
- Pinellas—Maximo Elementary
- Pinellas—Melrose Elementary
- Alachua—Lake Forest Elementary
- Alachua—W.A. Metcalfe Elementary
- Polk—Shelley S. Boone Middle
- Polk—Lake Alfred-Addair Middle
- Collier–Everglades City School
- Escambia–Lincoln Park Elementary
- Gadsden—East Gadsden High
- Hillsborough – Sligh Middle
- Jefferson– Jefferson County Elementary
- Madison– Greenville Elementary
- Manatee—Blanche H. Daughtrey
- Orange—Wheatley Elementary
- Putnam—William D. Moseley Elementary