Escambia County School District

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Escambia County School District
Escambia County School District, Pensacola.jpg
United States
District information
Motto"Making a positive Difference"
SuperintendentMalcolm Thomas
Students and staff
Other information
  • Elementary 7AM-2PM CST
  • Middle 9AM-4PM
  • High School 8AM-3PM

The Escambia County School District (ECSD) is the organization responsible for the administration of public schools in Escambia County, Florida, in the United States. The district currently administers 35 elementary schools, nine middle schools, and seven high schools, as well as a number of specialized centers. The district is administered by an elected superintendent and a five-member school board. The current superintendent of schools is Malcolm Thomas, whose initial four-year term began November 18, 2008, and who was re-elected in 2012 and 2016. The deputy superintendent of schools is Norm Ross, a former principal of Pensacola High School.


The members of the school board are:[2]

  • District 1 - Kevin Adams
  • District 2 - Paul Fetsko
  • District 3 - Dr. Laura Edler
  • District 4 - Patty Hightower (chair)
  • District 5 - Bill Slayton (vice chair)

Members are elected in their respective districts for a four-year term. The superintendent and representatives for districts are elected in presidential election years. Representatives from districts 1, 2, and 3 are elected in non-presidential election years. Although elected by districts, each member is charged by statute with representing the entire district.

Because the school board elections are non-partisan, these races are frequently decided in the primary. If a candidate gets a majority of the vote in the primary, he or she wins, and the race is not on the general election ballot in November. If no candidate has a majority of the vote, the top two are in a run off on the November ballot. The position of superintendent is a partisan election.


Adult Centers[edit]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Bellview Middle School
  • Beulah Academy of Science (Charter)
  • Beulah Middle School
  • Brown-Barge Middle School
  • Ernest Ward Middle School
  • Ferry Pass Middle School
  • Jim C. Bailey Middle School
  • Ransom Middle School
  • Warrington Middle School
  • Woodham Middle School, formerly Woodham High School, was converted to a middle school following the 2006–07 school year. Closed summer of 2018 as a middle school. The campus will be converted to West Florida High School (opening August 2019).
  • Workman Middle School

Effective for the 2007–08 school year, Wedgewood Middle School and Brentwood Middle School students were transferred to Woodham High School, now Woodham Middle School. Brownsville Middle School students were transferred to Warrington Middle School, Brown Barge Middle School students were transferred into the Brentwood Middle School building, and Brownsville, Brentwood, and Wedgewood schools were closed.

Elementary schools[edit]

Pensacola Beach Elementary School was previously controlled by the district before becoming a charter school
  • A.K. Suter Elementary School
  • Bellview Elementary School
  • Beulah Elementary School
  • Blue Angels Elementary School[3]
  • Bratt Elementary School
  • C.A. Weis Elementary Community School
  • Cordova Park Elementary School
  • Ensley Elementary School
  • Ferry Pass Elementary School
  • Global Learning Academy
  • Hellen Caro Elementary School
  • Holm Elementary School
  • Jim Allen Elementary School
  • Kingsfield Elementary School (opened August 2018)
  • Lincoln Park Elementary School
  • Lipscomb Elementary School
  • Longleaf Elementary School
  • McArthur Elementary School
  • Molino Park Elementary School
  • Montclair Elementary School
  • Myrtle Grove Elementary School
  • N.B. Cook Elementary School
  • Navy Point Elementary School
  • O.J. Semmes Elementary School
  • Oakcrest Elementary School
  • Pine Meadow Elementary School
  • Pleasant Grove Elementary School
  • R.C. Lipscomb Elementary School
  • Scenic Heights Elementary SChool
  • Sherwood Elementary School
  • Warrington Elementary School
  • West Pensacola Elementary School

Pensacola Beach Elementary School, which became a charter school in 2001, is a part of the ECSD.[4]

Alternative Schools[edit]

  • Escambia Virtual Academy (Virtual School)[5]

Failing schools[edit]

The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) determines which schools in the state of Florida should be considered "Failing." The Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) began phasing out the FCAT in the 2010–11 academic year in response to the inauguration of the Common Core State Standards Initiative under the administration of US President Barack Obama in 2010.

FCAT and FSA scores are calculated per subject on a 0 to 100 scale, and ratings in the 0 to 20 or 20 to 40 range are rated "F" or "D" respectively, indicating severe performance shortcomings and contributing to a 2 and 3-year process respectively of "restarting" the school.[6]

In the 2017–18 school year, Escambia County placed as 52nd of 64 counties in the state by FSA performance,[7] with eleven of thirty-five elementary schools receiving a D rating and three of ten middle schools receiving a D rating. No high school performed at a rating of D or below, though Escambia High School and Ferry Pass Middle School both recorded an "I," or Incomplete rating for the 2017-18 school year.[8]

Elementary School Grades 2017-18 School Year Rating
Brentwood Elementary School PreK-5 D
C.A. Weis Elementary School PreK-5 D
Ensley Elementary School PreK-5 D
Global Learning Academy PreK-5 D
Longleaf Elementary School PreK-5 D
Navy Point Elementary School PreK-5 D
Oakcrest Elementary School PreK-5 D
Reinhardt Holm Elementary School PreK-5 D
Sherwood Elementary School PreK-5 D
Warrington Elementary School PreK-5 D
West Pensacola Elementary School PreK-5 D
Middle School Grades 2017-18 School Year Rating
Bellview Middle School 6-8 D
Warrington Middle School 6-8 D
Woodham Middle School 6-8 D
Ferry Pass Middle School 6-8 I
High School Grades 2017-18 School Year Rating
Escambia High School 6-8 I

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Student Enrollment".
  2. ^ "Escambia County School Board". Escambia County School District. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Blue Angels Elementary School".
  4. ^ Home. Pensacola Beach Elementary School. Retrieved on January 31, 2017.
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Florida Standards Assessments". Florida Department of Education. Florida Department of Education. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Florida School Accountability Reports". Florida Department of Education. Florida Department of Education. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Data for Florida Schools". Pensacola News Journal. USA Today. Retrieved 10 October 2018.

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