Education is the key in moving our community and improving the quality of life.
The high-school graduation rate is one of the best indicators of a community’s economic prospects. When companies explore moving to a community, one of the first things they look up is the graduation rate. Our graduation rate is holding the area back. In Escambia County, just 64 percent of our high-schoolers walk away with a diploma. For black students, it’s 51 percent. These numbers are some of the lowest rates in the state.
The state average is 75.6 percent overall. 1 in 3 Escambia County students didn’t graduate last year.
The impact of generational poverty on the community’s economic and educational prospects is reflected in measures such as the free- and reduced-price lunch rate — which in Escambia County is 62 percent.
The Florida Office of Early Learning says on average 33 percent of Escambia 5-year- olds are not ready for kindergarten. Often those children come from poor families.
Led by Catholic High School graduate and Studer Community Institute board member Josh Sitton, several of Pensacola's favorite sons joined forces to help invest in the early educational opportunities of the children of this community. Read full story
Through the Brain Bags, Arc Gateway is investing in the future of the Pensacola metro area — one child and one set of parents at a time. Read full story
The "Three T's" of building a child's brain help parents create crucial interaction that is the key to building a child’s brain so that it will be healthy, active and ready to learn. Read full story
Led by Catholic High School graduate and Studer Community Institute board member Josh Sitton, several of Pensacola's favorite sons are joining forces to help invest in the early educational opportunities of the children of this community. Read full story
These third-graders were kindergartners in the 2013-2014 school year. That's the last school year that the state released the results of the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS). Read full story
Pensacola’s Expo is another example of Studer Family of Companies’ mission to improve the quality of life for everyone in Northwest Florida. Read full story