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Pinellas County keeps eye on over-age middle schoolers


Pinellas County school officials are taking a closer look at over-age students in middle school — more than 3,200 in all — and intervening more aggressively if it sees them floundering. The district says it has to look at a lot more data before it knows how much of a problem it has with over-age middle school kids in general. A typical sixth-grader comes in at age 11 and leaves at 12. The district considers a sixth-grader over-age if he or she is 13 or older, or turning 13 or older by year's end. To read more about the issue go to

Here's a breakdown by middle school as of December:

School 6th 7th 8th
Azalea 68 52 79
Bay Point 86 86 63
Carwise 29 25 26
Clearwater Intermediate 41 35 59
Clearwater Fundamental 9 13 8
Dunedin 58 67 67
Morgan Fitzgerald 72 71 70
John Hopkins 79 66 91
Largo 45 60 81
Lealman Intermediate 55 52 82
Madeira Beach Fundamental 13 14 12
Meadowlawn 51 70 65
Oak Grove 66 64 49
Osceola 42 50 55
Palm Harbor 35 32 32
Pinellas Park 59 79 81
Pinellas Secondary 1 10 14
Safety Harbor 56 47 34
Seminole 43 34 24
Tarpon Springs 31 41 54
Thurgood Marshall Fundamental 32 31 29
Tyrone 59 78 76
Total 1030 1077 1151

Pinellas County keeps eye on over-age middle schoolers

01/30/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 29, 2010 1:37pm]
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