Brevard Public Schools is home to 26 Schools of Excellence
Jill Blue Gaines
The Florida Department of Education named 26 Brevard County schools as Schools of Excellence.
To receive the designation, a school must receive an A or B grade in each of the past three years. They also must be in the 80th percentile or higher for possible points earned in its school-grade calculation for at least two of the last three school years. Schools retain the designation for up to three years, and can apply for renewal after that time.
The Schools of Excellence Program provides administrative flexibility to the state’s top schools so instructional personnel and administrative staff can continue to serve their communities and increase student-learning to the best of their professional ability.
For example, principals control instructional personnel selection and can deploy financial resources to school programs. Schools of Excellence are not limited to operating hours set by the school district, and have flexibility with class size, as well. Also, instructional personnel can earn 20 in-service points for each school year of employment up to 60 points in a five-year cycle.
Brevard Public Schools’ honorees are:
Viera Charter School
West Shore Jr./Sr. High
Edgewood Jr./Sr. High
Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High
Challenger 7 Elementary
Ralph M. Williams, Jr. Elementary
W. Melbourne Elementary School for Science
Robert L. Stevenson Elementary
Lewis Carroll Elementary
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary
Freedom 7 Elementary School of International Studies
Spessard L. Holland Elementary
Ocean Breeze Elementary
John F. Kennedy Middle
Satellite Senior High