The Florida Department of Education has announced the names of schools that have earned the Five Star School Award for the 2016-2017 school year, and the School District of Palm Beach County is home to 74 schools on the list.
The Five Star School Award is given to schools that are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning.
To earn Five Star School recognition, a school must show that it has achieved all of the benchmarks and criteria in five categories: Community/Business Partnerships, Family Involvement, Volunteerism, Student Community Service, and School Advisory Councils.
Schools must also earn a grade of “C” or above or a school improvement rating of “Maintaining” or “Improving” for the year being recognized. The District will recognize its Five Star Schools at a celebratory breakfast on October 25. Click here to view the list of Five Star Schools from Palm Beach County.