-The school district includes twelve elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools and two charter schools. 


MARTIN COUNTY —  Propelled by eight schools posting higher scores, the School District regained an A rating for the 2016-17 school year.

Not a single Martin County campus received lower marks this year compared to last, according to school grades released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education.

Martin County's success followed a statewide trend of steady improvement in school grades.


“I am proud of the work that our teachers, staff and administrators are doing to impact student learning,” Superintendent Laurie Gaylord said in a statement. “With tremendous gains at the majority of our schools, we have much to celebrate."  

School grades are based heavily on Florida Standards Assessment scores and other criteria, such as how students improve on the tests from year to year. Graduation rates and college readiness also are accounted for in high school grades.

Statewide, 57 percent of schools earned an A or B compared to 46 percent last year, an increase from 1,531 to 1,834 schools, according to the Department of Education.

Only 43 Florida schools received F ratings in 2016-17, a 61 percent drop from 111 schools last year, according to the state.

 “I am incredibly proud of our state’s students, parents, teachers and leaders for their hard work, which led to these exceptional outcomes,” Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said in a statement Wednesday. “Today’s announcement is further evidence that Florida’s accountability system is integral to ensuring all students have access to the high-quality education they deserve."



Martin County FL has a rich educational environment adept at building a skilled workforce not just for today, but for the future.  The Martin County School District is proud to have the following accomplishments: 

  • The district has nine schools rated A compared to six last year, according to the state.
  • Nine schools earned B ratings in 2016-17, up from six last school year. Only three schools earned Cs, compared to eight last year, according to the state.
  • Crystal Lake Elementary showed the most improvement, jumping from a C school in 2015-16 to an A this year, according to the state.
  • Jensen Beach High School and Felix A. Williams Elementary rose from B to A this year, according to the state.
  • Stuart and Hidden Oaks middle schools; Palm City, Bessey Creek and Citrus Grove elementary schools; and the Clark Advanced Learning Center earned A's for a second straight year.
  • Sea Wind, Warfield and Hobe Sound elementary schools; and Martin County and South Fork high schools improved from C to B ratings, according to the state.
  • David L. Anderson and Murray middle schools, and Pinewood and Jensen Beach elementary schools earned consecutive B ratings, according to the state.
  • J.D. Parker School of Technology, Port Salerno Elementary and Indiantown Middle School posted C grades for the third straight year, according to the state.