It seems like it was just yesterday that the Principal was playing “School’s out for summer” over the intercom on the last day of school. Escambia County School district has made the most of its summer with the release of school grades, finalizing the opening of two new schools, and offering free meals to ALL schools in the district because of the Community Eligibility Provision program.
2017 Escambia County- Pensacola, Florida area school grades
School grades for Escambia County were released in June and overall grade for Escambia went up to a B this year. Congratulations!
Some schools who made improvements were Pine Forest High, Warrington Elementary, A.K. Suter Elementary, Myrtle Grove Elementary, and Scenic Heights Elementary. Please review the entire list of grades for each school above.
Escambia County Schools that received an A score include: Hellen Caro Elementary, N.B. Cook Elementary, Cordova Park Elementary, Scenic Heights Elementary, A.K. Suter Elementary, Molino Park Elementary, Pensacola Beach Elementary, Brown Barge Middle, and West Florida High School.
You can view both Escambia and Santa Rosa County school grades on the Florida Department of Accountability webstie here: http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/accountability-reporting/school-grades/
The Escambia County School district welcomes two new schools this year, Kingsfield Elementary and Beulah Middle School. These schools were built to offset some of the growth in the 9 Mile Rd. area with the expansion of Navy Federal Credit Union. The schools have already had Parent Teacher Associations established and meetings held. I was told that Kingsfield Elementary will have over 400 students transferred from the Pine Meadow Elementary. Both facilities are state of the art and tours are encouraged before the school year starts.
Free Lunch via the Community Eligibility Program
In the past, in order to receive free or reduced lunch, parents had to fill out an application to qualify based on income. In recent years, ALL public middle and high schools went to FREE lunch for ALL students. In most schools if 50% or more students were on free/reduced lunch then the whole school automatically went to FREE lunch but according to WEAR news 3 article, all schools are now eligible for free lunch. Schools that will be participating in this new program called Community Eligibility Provision program are:
Elementary Schools:Jim Allen Elementary, Bellview Elementary, Bratt Elementary, Brentwood Elementary, Byrneville Elementary, Ensley Elementary, Ferry Pass Elementary, Global Learning Academy, Holm Elementary, Lincoln Park Elementary, R.C. Lipscomb Elementary, Longleaf Elementary, McArthur Elementary, Molino Park Elementary, Montclair Elementary, Myrtle Grove Elementary, Navy Point Elementary, Oakcrest Elementary, Pine Meadow Elementary, Pleasant Grove Elementary, Scenic Heights Elementary, O.J. Semmes Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, Warrington Elementary, C.A. Weis Elementary and West Pensacola Elementary.
Middle Schools: Jim C. Bailey Middle, Bellview Middle, Ernest Ward Middle, Ferry Pass Middle, Warrington Middle and J.H.Workman Middle.
High Schools: Escambia High, Northview High, Pensacola High, Pine Forest High and Booker T. Washington High School.
Camelot Academy, Capstone Academy, Escambia Westgate School, George Stone Technical College (Phoenix Initiative Program), Jacqueline Harris Preparatory Academy, Judy Andrews, Lakeview Center and McMillan Pre-K Center.
If your school is not listed then you will need to fill out application to know if your child qualifies.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES and TAX FREE WEEKEND!!
August 3-5, 2018 is tax free weekend. Please be sure to read the fine print in all business establishments.
School supplies list are located on the Escambia County School District website as well as most Walmarts, Targets and office supply stores.
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The Escambia County School District approved the purchase of 32 acres of land in 2015 for the construction of a new middle school in Beulah.
This middle school is part of a larger plan that includes a new elementary school and other renovations to relieve overcrowding issues for the north Escambia schools.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held October 28, 2016 for the new Beulah Middle School located at 6000 West Nine Mile Road, which was previously the Coastal Airport.
The plans for the school estimate the cost to be $45 to $48 million and will have the capacity of around 1,100 to 1,300 students. The current students from Woodham Middle and some from the overcrowded Ransom Middle School will be relocated to the New Beulah Middle School.
The new elementary school, Kingsfield Elementary, will cost around $25 million and be able to hold 800 students. It will be built on 10 to 12 acres of land next to Ransom Middle School that the district already owns. This will allow some students to be relocated from Beulah Elementary and Pine Meadow Elementary since they are having overcrowding issues as well.
In addition to new school construction, the district has plans for renovating the current Woodham Middle facilities to accommodate moving West Florida High School. The $3 to $5 million renovations are an effort to prepare Woodham Middle to be a high school and to provide improved athletic facilities to future students.
Both of these newly constructed schools hope to be ready by the start of the 2018-2019 school years and are funded from the half-cent sales tax. The half-cent sales tax funds the construction of new schools, school improvements, and updates to school technology. Although it will be several months until the completion of Beulah Middle School and Kingsfield Elementary School, it is awesome to check out the progress and see the half-cent sales tax funds be put into motion.
The renovations and new construction plans are the response from Escambia County School District to alleviate crowding issues in schools and prepare for projected growth in the Beulah, Cantonment, and north Escambia areas. Much of this growth is fueled by the creation of nearly 10,000 jobs as Navy Federal Credit Union Headquarters in Beulah.
Take a look at this drone aerial footage of the ongoing new Beulah Middle School construction
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