Meeting the Challenge

According to the Florida Standards Assessment test for 2016, there are 11 elementary schools in Escambia County that were graded a D or F.

These schools predominantly serve children who come from low-income neighborhoods, which means they and their families face the challenges that poverty can put in the way of their academic progress.

We spent time with the principals and staffs of each of these schools to find out what their challenges are, what they love about their schools and what strategies they will use to help improve their students academic achievement.

In this report