Friday, July 06, 2007

Hendry/Glades High Schools - Worst In State Again

LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry county's two high schools, Clewiston High and LaBelle High and Glades County's Moore Haven High all received grades of "D" from the state this year. They are among the eight percent of Florida's schools that received a "D" this year. Less than a third of the Hendry high schools students this were able to meet "high standards" in reading or science. While about 70% of Hendry high schools students in Hendry were able to meet the high standards in reading.

In Glades, 35% of high schoolers were able to meet high standards in reading and only 18% in science. 57% met high standards in writing.

More than two-thirds of all graded Florida public schools received "A" or "B" grades in this year�s grading calculation. School grades for Florida�s public schools included three new components - science FCAT scores, learning gains in mathematics among the lowest-performing students, and passing scores for 11th and 12th graders retaking the Grade 10 reading and mathematics FCAT exams. In 2007, of the 2,831 graded schools the majority, 52%, an "A", 17% a "B", 21%, a "C", 8% a "D", and 3% an "F."

Both Clewiston and LaBelle Middle schools and Central Elementary received "C"s while the County Oaks Elementary pulled a "B" this year. All the remaining Hendry elementary schools gained "A" grades this year. Both Glades county elementary schools, Moore Haven and West Glades received a "C".

Hendry School's State "Report Card"

Glades School's State "Report Card"


  1. Anonymous7:31 PM

    Sounds like the usual hand in the cookie jar in Hendry county at least. There is no money for this and that, but everyone trips all over themselves to hold office. Hendry county is a dump in the middle of no man's land! Blame the corrupt incomp and selfserving people that go out of their way to ensure that their piece of the pie does not go away. Lord forbid actual educated and experienced public serving people moving in- they may actually be more qualified than Bubba and baby Bubba may not get that guaranteed job when he turns 16. We all need baby bubba to look out for our best intrests. Thats the way its always been, and if you dont like it you can move out.- At least thats what I have been told!

  2. Anonymous7:44 PM

    Me again-
    I almost forgot...
    Specifically Hendry County:
    Hendry County is a Drug Haven, since there is a well known drug dealer from Hendry county that lives and "works" in Glades County I can almost guess that Moore haven is probably a "drug Haven" as well. Perhaps that partially explains the school problems. Where drug dealers are protected and operate with impunity social failure and misery are sure to follow. I have lived in many places in the United States and I have never in my life seen what I have seen here.

  3. Anonymous11:01 PM

    How can the performance of a school be blamed on the kids? This is the excuse of almost all the educators in Hendry and Glades county. It is always the kids or parents fault. When is it going to be the teachers' fault for not accepting the responsibility of teaching instead of read and answer questions at the end of a book. We live in a diverse society and need to learn how to teach diverse learners. We can never change situations that go on at home but we can teach instead of complain about the kids and parents. When a teacher actually teaches there are results of growth in all ethnic groups. No we can not bring everyone up to grade level but we can help them grow from year to year with good quality teaching. There is a lot of research out there proving the best practices that work in classrooms. Let's stop teaching like we are back in the 1960's and 1970's and put to practice what recent research tells us about diverse learners.