Plato Academy 2016 FCAT Results



Plato Academy Ranks



Not only did Plato Academy Schools consistently outrank other Pinellas County Schools, they also outperformed their peers by wide margins. Plato Academy Largo, for example, exceeded the average score for Pinellas County schools by 30 percentage points. That’s 56% higher than the county average!
Enthusiastically Accountable—Exceeding Expectations

2015 FCAT Results



2014 FCAT Results



Plato Academy Leads the Way!


2014 FCAT Scores Edge Up, Lifted by Math Results
  • 1st Place in the County
  • 3rd Grade Math-Seminole
  • 4th Grade Math-Clearwater
  • 5th Grade Reading-Palm Harbor
  • 6th Grade Reading-Tarpon Springs
  • 6th Grade Math-Palm Harbor
  • 7th Grade Math-Largo
  • 8th Grade Reading-Clearwater
  • 8th Grade Math-Largo
  • 8th Grade Science-Clearwater
  • 2nd Place in the County
  • 4th Grade Writing-Largo & Tarpon Springs
  • 5th Grade Science-Palm Harbor
  • 6th Grade Math-Tarpon Springs
  • 8th Grade Math-Palm Harbor
  • 8th Grade Writing-Palm Harbor
  • 3rd Place in the County
  • 3rd Grade Reading-Palm Harbor
  • 3rd Grade Math-Palm Harbor
  • 4th Grade Math-Largo
  • 5th Grade Reading-Tarpon Springs
  • 6th Grade Math-Largo
  • 7th Grade Reading-Palm Harbor

2012-2013 Plato Academy FCAT Rankings



Not only did Plato Academy Schools consistently outrank other Pinellas County Schools, they also outperformed their peers by wide margins. Plato Academy Largo, for example, exceeded the average score for Pinellas County schools by 30 percentage points. That’s 56% higher than the county average!



Our Goal: Continuous Improvement of Student Performance


At each Plato Academy School, at every grade level, every day we continuously strive for excellence. Our results tell us that we are doing many things very well, but we know we can do even better and continuously look for ways to improve student performance, closely examining all of our programs—with input from stakeholders like students and parents—to find ways to continue growing our culture of excellence.


A Closer Look: Data-Driven Decision Making Steers Plato Academy Students to the Top of their Class in the County


Plato Academy Schools have a strong tradition of striving for and achieving excellence. As we build new schools and as each school adds grade levels to become PK-8, we use a system-wide approach to ensure all students reach their full potential. In helping each student succeed, all five of our schools continuously find themselves competing for the number one spot.

In 80% of all grade levels and subject areas tested on the FCAT, each Plato Academy School ranked in the top-10 in the county, outpacing the vast majority of of nearly 100 schools. See the rankings chart below for an example of Plato Academy’s winning system.

School-by-School: Plato Academy Rankings and Performance Highlights


Plato Academy Schools have a strong tradition of striving for and achieving excellence. As we build new schools and as each school adds grade levels to become PK-8, we use a system-wide approach to ensure all students reach their full potential. In helping each student succeed, all five of our schools continuously find themselves competing for the number one spot.

In 80% of all grade levels and subject areas tested on the FCAT, each Plato Academy School ranked in the top-10 in the county, outpacing the vast majority of of nearly 100 schools. See the rankings chart below for an example of Plato Academy’s winning system.

Plato Academy Clearwater K-8
  • 4th Graders scored first in the county in Math
  • 5th Graders scored fifth in the county in Reading
  • 6th Graders scored fifth in the county in Math
  • 6th Graders scored third in the county in Reading
  • 7th Graders scored second in the county in Reading
  • 8th Graders scored second in the county in Math
  • 8th Graders scored second in the county in Science
  • 8th Graders scored first in the county in Reading
  • 8th Graders scored a perfect 100% on the Algebra EOC Exam!


Plato Academy Largo K-7
  • 3rd Graders scored second in the county in Math
  • 4th Graders scored second in the county in Math
  • 4th Graders scored second in the county in Reading
  • 6th Graders scored fifth in the county in Reading
  • 6th Graders scored first in the county in Math
  • 7th Graders scored first in the county in Reading
  • 7th Graders scored first in the county in Math


Plato Academy Palm Harbor K-7
  • 4th Graders scored first in the county in Writing
  • 4th Graders scored fourth in the county in Reading
  • 5th Graders scored third in the county in Reading
  • 5th Graders scored third in the county in Science
  • 6th Graders scored first in the county in Reading
  • 7th Graders scored fifth in the county in Reading
  • 7th Graders scored second in the county in Math


Plato Academy Seminole K-6
  • 3rd Graders scored fourth in the county in Math
  • 4th Graders scored second in the county in Writing
  • 4th Graders scored third in the county in Reading


Plato Academy Tarpon Springs K-5
  • 3rd Graders scored second in the county in Reading
  • 3rd Graders scored fourth in the county in Math


*Click here to see previous years' FCAT scores

Translating the story of Plato Academy’s success into numbers oversimplifies. . .


In 2012-2013, 3 out of 5 Plato Academy Schools ranked among the top 5 schools in Pinellas County. In 2011-2012, the Florida Department of Education ranked two Plato Academy Schools in the Top-Ten of all Pinellas County Schools, and every other Plato Academy School received a grade of “A”.Plato Academy Schools are in the same league as many top schools nationwide. Plato Academy Clearwater received the Florida Department of Education’s prestigious “High Performing” designation. Educators and politicians have extolled Plato Academy’s success.

Committed to a Culture of Excellence in Academics, Teamwork, and Citizenship


Members of the Plato Academy family know that when we talk about academic excellence, it is about much more than standardized test results. The numbers and comparisons above are but a snapshot of the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers, and principals. There are more than 170 other days in the school year that we enthusiastically educate the whole child.

Educating the whole child


At Plato Academy we invest heavily in teaching the whole child: their mind, body, and spirit. Our mission is a promise we make to each child—a promise based on a presiding belief in their unique and full potential and Plato Academy’s willingness and capacity to do whatever it takes. We encourage Plato Academy students to examine and express their own values and actively listen to others’ opinions within appropriate boundaries that empower kids to become decision-makers and responsible citizens.

High Academic Standards for All Students


Plato Academy balances high academic expectations for all of its students with the need for time and opportunities to just be kids. Along with extended school days, students have grade-level appropriate amounts of homework Monday-Thursday night.

High Expectations for Superior Teachers


Plato Academy teachers receive full support, supplies, and free reign to deliver curriculum in unique and exciting ways. Teachers, not programs, are the key drivers of student achievement – and by tapping into the knowledge, talent and passion of teachers, we achieve ground-breaking results. The interviewing process for new hires is extensive; only the teacher who is the best fit for a certain grade level at a particular school is selected. Plato Academy receives applications in the thousands from teachers for its six schools. In return for the autonomy and resources they are provided, Plato Academy teachers are expected to work intelligently and with passion.

Parental Involvement


Plato Academy parents take active rolls in their children’s educations at school and at home, reinforcing the high academic and behavior standards that will help their children to succeed.

A Systems Approach Infused with Integrity and Fidelity


Loyal, hard-working people, reliable materials, moral ideas, and honest communications all come together at Plato Academy with positive results. The secret of our success is our uniting purpose: the continuous improvement of student performance. Our mission unites us and drives our actions—it is our identity. By challenging our students to discover and pursue varied interests and explore new possibilities at Plato Academy, we give them intrinsically valuable reasons to master skills that prepare them for any test and, more importantly, for happy and successful lives.