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Lake Asbury Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 1082 students

 

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Posted August 28, 2012

Second year my child attends this school. As a parent I find it very well organized, especially for amount of students attending. Band program is great and my child enjoyed it. Administration and Principal are excellent. Every time I go on campus it is clean, organized, teachers can be found easily and just all around great school. Could use more elective choices since size of student population is so large.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2012

it is clean it is a big campus and i love the teachers here and mostly the principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2010

I'm a student here at LAJH and I moved here from Keystone Heights this year. The kids here don't welcome you at all if you're a new person. The teachers are really nice though. If you have a kid that fits in well then he or she will have a great experience, however if they don't then they will be completely miserable. I have been coming here for almost 2 months and I'd say overall that being a new person here has been just terrible.


Posted July 9, 2010

The majority of the faculty truly seems to care about the kids. Lots of classes and activities to choose from. New students should be prepared to take accountability for their work. Parents should be sure to sign up for the smart web portal.


Posted March 4, 2009

it is a great school. They have a great website to keep you updated.
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Posted February 5, 2008

My son has attended Lake Asbury Jr. High for the past 2 years. It is a fantasic school with great teachers and administrators. We could not be more pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

499 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

515 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

373 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

509 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

512 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

511 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

535 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 74%
Hispanic 11%
Black 9%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%64%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Reading specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. CATHERINE RICHARDSON
Fax number
  • (904) 291-5593

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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2851 Sandridge Road
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
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