Friday, May 24, 2019

Pasco 3rd Grade ELA Scores Improve

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (May 24, 2019) – Pasco County third graders improved their overall proficiency (Level 3 – 5) on the English Language Arts Florida Standards Assessment by three percentage points over last year (57/60) and outperformed the state by two percentage points (58/60).

The following schools saw improvement of 10 percentage points or more:

  • Chasco Elementary – 14 percentage points
  • Connerton Elementary – 16 percentage points
  • Lake Myrtle Elementary – 11 percentage points
  • Oakstead Elementary – 11 percentage points
  • Richey Elementary – 10 percentage points
  • Sand Pine Elementary – 26 percentage points
  • Seven Springs Elementary – 19 percentage points
  • Veterans Elementary – 11 percentage points
  • Academy at the Farm – 12 percentage points
  • Learning Lodge Academy – 27 percentage points

Another 23 schools increased or maintained the percentage of students scoring a Level 3 or higher. Overall, Pasco County’s third graders showed the highest proficiency percentage in the Tampa Bay area.

Superintendent Kurt Browning gave credit for the overall improvement to Pasco’s teachers, saying, “I can’t thank our teachers enough for their focus on making sure students are learning what they need to know.”  He added, “I realize we ask a lot of our teachers and administrators, but we have high-quality, dedicated educators throughout this district who care deeply about the success of their students.”

The 2019 FSA ELA Grade 3 state, district and school results may be accessed at