• Florida PBIS - We Are All In!

    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.


    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 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 option.

  • Model School Awards 2020-2021

    The 2020-2021 "Resilience Award" is unlike the Model School Awards from years past. In order to receive the Resilience Award status, schools must demonstrate behavior support strategies both in the physical classroom and in the remote classroom. The school must also demonstrate an overall effectiveness of Tier 1 behavioral data and use this data to develop a plan of action that ensures equitable behavior outcomes for all students.  

    Bellview Middle School
    Beulah Middle School
    Blue Angels Elementary School
    Brentwood Elementary School
    C.A. Weis Elementary School
    Ernest Ward Middle School
    Escambia High School
    Ferry Pass Elementary School
    Global Learning Academy
    J.H. Workman Middle School
    Jim C. Bailey Middle School
    Longleaf Elementary School
    Montclair Elementary School
    Myrtle Grove Elementary School
    Oakcrest Elementary School
    Pine Forest High School
    Pleasant Grove Elementary School
    Ransom Middle School
    Reinhardt Holm Elementary School
    Sherwood Elementary School
    Warrington Elementary School
    Warrington Middle School
    Washington Senior High School
    West Pensacola Elementary School

Escambia County Public Schools PBIS Schools

Contact Information

  • Stephanie Hamrac

    Stephanie Hamrac
    PBIS Distrct Coordiator
    Phone: 850-439-2667
    Email: shamrac@esdfl.us


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