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Escambia County School District PBIS Schools

Elementary Schools

Blue Angel


C. A. Weis

Ferry Pass

Global Learning






Myrtle Grove

Navy Point


OJ Semmes

Pleasant Grove



West Pensacola


Middle Schools




Ernest Ward





High Schools


Pine Forest



Our mission statement:

The mission of the Escambia County PBIS schools is to lead students to their fullest social, emotional, and academic potential by using a Multi-Tiered Support System to educate, support, inspire, and prepare each and every student to become a productive, engaged, and cooperative member of society.

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) gives people a new way to think about behavior. PBIS is based on understanding why problem behaviors occur - the behavior's function. This approach to behavior can occur on a school-wide level, in a specific setting, classroom, or with an individual student. PBIS is the application of evidence-based strategies and systems to assist schools to increase academic performance, increase safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish positive school cultures. On an individual level, PBIS uses functional behavior assessments to understand the relationships between a student's behavior and characteristics of his or her environment. The functional behavior assessment identifies multiple strategies to effectively reduce problem behavior including changing systems, altering environments, teaching skills, and focusing on positive behaviors. The PBIS process results in the creation of effective intervention plans that will impede problem behaviors, teach new skills, and create support systems for the student.

PBIS School Spotlight

Model School Awards 2019-2020

 Gold Level Schools
Blue Angels Elementary
C. A. Weiss Elementary
Holm Elementary
Pine Forest High School


Silver Level Schools
Ernest Ward Middle
Warrington Elementary


Bronze Level Schools


Brentwood Elementary Bailey Middle Escambia High 
Ferry Pass Elementary Bellview Middle Washington High

Longleaf Elementary

Ransom Middle  
Montclair Elementary Workman Middle  
Myrtle Grove Elementary    
Oakcrest Elementary    
Sherwood Elementary    


PBIS Pyramid
PBIS Pyramid

On a school-wide level, PBIS relies on accurate and reliable discipline referral data to understand the behaviors occurring across campus. An analysis of the data allows a school team to identify the problem areas, brainstorm interventions such as where and what to teach, reward the students exhibiting the expected behavior, and communicate findings to the staff, students, and families. The PBIS process is a team-based approach that relies on a strong collaboration between families and professionals from a variety of disciplines regardless of the level implemented.
PBIS provides a positive and effective alternative to the traditional methods of discipline. PBIS methods are research-based and proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors in the school, resulting in a more positive school climate and increased academic performance. PBIS is consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which advocates the use of positive behavior interventions and school-based disciplinary strategies that reduce or eliminate the need to use suspension and expulsion as disciplinary options.

PBIS District Coordinator
District Coordinator
Stephanie Hamrac  850-439-2667