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 links.tampabay.com.
Here's a breakdown by middle school as of December:
|Madeira Beach Fundamental||13||14||12|
|Thurgood Marshall Fundamental||32||31||29|