The school-by-school numbers behind Pinellas' magnet and fundamental lottery
On Monday morning, schools will begin calling families of students wait-listed for Pinellas County's magnet and fundamental programs to offer them some of the coveted seats that remain. As we told you in this morning's Tampa Bay Times, getting accepted into these programs could be more competitive than some families know, thanks to a few priority categories that give some students preference. About 55 percent of the initial invitations so far have been extended to kids for whom slots were promised. And while 49 percent of students landed their first choice, 42 percent got no invitation at all.
To go along with that story, we are uploading three documents below for your perusal:
The first shows the raw numbers, by school, showing how many slots there were, how many initial invitations extended at the entry level grades (K, 6 and 9 in most cases), how many accepted and how many wait-listed (click through the tabs to see them broken down by elementary, middle and high). The second shows how students ranked each program. And the last indicates how many students, by school, received invitations at all grades because they fell into one of three priority categories.