Sunday, September 30, 2012
Schools

Florida

Students top SAT scores

Florida's graduating seniors increased their scores in every SAT subject area in 2011-12, according to the SAT Report on College and Career Readiness.

Once again, Florida's Hispanic students outperformed others nationwide on each SAT section: Reading, math and writing.

Florida's black students increased their critical reading scores by seven points, while national performance remained unchanged.

"I am pleased that our students are improving their SAT performance. The data released today are proof that their hard work is preparing them for the next step in education and life," said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart.

POINCIANA ELEMENTARY

Events happening in Oct.

Poinciana Elementary School in Key West has started its "Morning Mile" exercise program for this school year.

Parents are welcome to join their children each morning at 7:45 a.m. on the soccer field behind the elementary school.

In case of rain, the Morning Mile will be canceled, school officials said.

Other events at Poinciana this month include:

School Picture Day on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Fall program, "The Thrill of It," at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Poinciana is located at 1407 Kennedy Drive. Call 305-293-1630 for more information.