Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hillsborough students do well on FCAT writing test

Hillsborough county

Students do well on FCAT writing

Hillsborough County students excelled above all other Tampa Bay area school districts' students on the state FCAT writing test for the 2008-09 school year and exceeded the state average in all grades tested. Also, they matched or exceeded the scores for all districts of comparable size. The writing test is given to students in grades 4, 8 and 10.

The state considers a score of 3.5 to be proficient. All Rampello K-8 Magnet School eighth-graders scored 3.5 or higher. At Rampello and Roland Park middle schools, 37 percent more fourth-graders scored 3.5 this year. At Broward Elementary School, 29 percent more fourth-graders scored 3.5. All students tested at Egypt Lake Elementary School scored 3.5 or higher.

Westshore palms

Mother's Day breakfast is Monday

Beach Park School will host its annual Mother's Day Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Monday. Coffee, juice and pastries will be served to mothers, grandmothers and students on the school's patio, 4200 W North A St. For details, call Jan Parkinson at (813) 289-3747.

Old Seminole Heights

Hillsborough High alums to meet

The Hillsborough High School Alumni Association will host its annual meeting, scholarship presentation and Hall of Fame induction at 7 p.m. on May 21. The event is free and open to the public at the school's cafeteria, 5000 Central Ave. For more information, call the school at (813)276-5620.


Schools will celebrate Space Day

Gorrie Elementary, Stewart Middle Magnet and Middleton High schools celebrate Space Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. There will be a check presentation from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Lockheed Martin at Middleton High School, 4801 N 22nd St. The check is for the school's Academy of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The event includes talk on space-related careers. A presentation on how space travel relates to science and math will be given to first-graders at Gorrie, 705 W DeLeon St. Stewart Middle will host a tour of Space Station Stewart, 1125 W Spruce St. Students will participate in the Student Signatures in Space program; their signatures will be put onto a disc and flown aboard a space shuttle. The program is initiated by NASA and Lockheed Martin.

Hillsborough students do well on FCAT writing test 05/07/09 [Last modified: Thursday, May 7, 2009 4:31am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. SI ranks Quinton Flowers on top 100, above Deondre Francois


    Sports Illustrated's ongoing countdown of the top 100 players in college football includes some high praise for USF quarterback Quinton Flowers.

  2. What to watch this weekend: 'GLOW,' second season of 'Preacher'


    Ready to rumble: GLOW

    Four words: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Yes, the fluorescent, body-slamming soap opera GLOW starring a cast of exaggerated characters is back, this time as a fictionalized Netflix series. Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men) stars as Ruth, a down-on-her-luck actor …

    Alison Brie, left, and Betty Gilpin in GLOW on Netflix.
  3. Exploratory Lab Boot Camp provides real-life technology training to students


    CLEARWATER — At this graduation ceremony featuring some of the brightest local minds in tech, it was the youngsters who stood out.

    Laszlo Leedy, 17, a senior at Shorecrest Prep, presents part of his team's project for SPC's Exploratory Lab Boot Camp. Students presented their ideas at the end of the SPC Exploratory Lab Boot Camp. The program provides real-time business training to students. This year's graduation celebrated 15 students that finished the program. 
[JIM DAMASKE   |   Times]
  4. Editorial: Trump, not military, should set troop levels in Afghanistan


    There is no task more solemn for any American president than the decision to send troops off to war. In delegating authority over troops levels in Afghanistan to the Pentagon, President Donald Trump has shirked his obligation to own and defend his Afghan policy, while further divorcing America's military strategy there …

  5. North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in U.S. student's death (w/video)


    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.

    Mourners line the street after the funeral of Otto Warmbier, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Wyoming, Ohio. Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student who was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, died this week, days after returning to the United States. [Associated Press]