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William M. Raines High School

Public | 9-12 | 1043 students

 

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Posted December 17, 2011

raines is a good school and i can say because my birth names is sadie raines


Posted February 27, 2011

this year i came into william m raines by force since i had no other school to go to. and yes i am a freshman. i was very unhappy about having to go here BUT this is indeed one of the best schools ive ever been to in my life. the tv may say one thing but they never speak about the good of William m raines. STUDENTS ARE VERY FRIENDLY TO ONE ANOTHER it isn't a "fit in' type of school i made many friends this year and i cheered for them also. coach Rhonda was great. the security is like the best ever and our principal mr Maxy is doing all he can to motivate us and push us in the right direction. william m raines is THE BEST EVER and i know this from experience nd its just abt drama free smh im sad i gotta leave :[
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2011

For everyone who has a problem with William Marion Raines Senior High School home of the MIghty Vikings Ichibon #1 never to settle for #2, well this is the 2010-2011 Head Drum Major Leonard Paul Jackson Jr; speaking, and all i have to say is that you would have to be a Viking to know what goes on @ 3663 Raines Ave, Jax Fl 32209. Raines is the Best School that i have ever attended in my life. Inspite all the shooting, and threats that has happened in the past, we are a New Raines, and are doing great things. we have come from being an F school, to a D and we will become a C.. Raines is nmoving in a very possitive way and for those who cant see that... well u may need to clean your lenses. What im saying is dont talk about us.. be apart of us, be apart of a legend, join the Viking Pride something that noman on this planet can take.. A Viking never dies we will live on to be the only ones out of the First African American High Schools in Duval County... I bleed Cardinal Red and Silver Gray.. It never Raines on a VIKING!!!!! Ichibon all day..
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2010

WILLIAM M. RAINES IS THE BEST SCHOOL TO ME I LOVE IT AND LOOKING FOWARD TO GRADUATING IN 2014 HOPE THEY DONT CLOSE IT DOWN
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2010

Raines is a good school inspite of what the media tries to portray. Teachers and staff members do their best prepare students for college. i would recommend Raines high to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

my school is awsome and no matter what the news may say we are a good school we're no different from the other schools everyone in our school are not criminals and we don't like being treated like we are........TBC
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2010

ive only been goin to raines my freshman year. to me this school is one of the worst schools i have gone too. there are fights almost everyday! the ciriculum is not that great. im learning things in 9th grade that i learned in 7 grade at my junior high school and you also have to wear a clear backpack, and to me that is a total invasion of privacy, u should be able to wear whatever kind of backpack u want to wear. to me if u have another choice of a high school please choose another one not this one. and not to mention there is very very little cultural diverty and to me cultural diversity is a big part. so please take what i say into concideration
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2009

I am a student at Raines High School i gradute Class of 2010 basically there are troubled kids at every school but Raines all around is e grat school with wonderful teachers who help you and try to build you up only thing that hurts the students are the misconceptions and the sterotypes put on us which most times are not true and the lack of sensitivity and organization in guidance
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2009

horrible school. graduated last year and i'm now in college. now i can see how much they didn't teach me. i went their all 4 years and now i'm suffering for 4 more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2009

Another Class of '06 graduate here. Honestly, Raines bark is worse than its bite. I came from rival school Ribault, and Raines is in my opinion way better. Moral is higher, school appreciation is better, far less fights and a decent social surrounding. The students that go to Raines just seem more lively about what they want to do. Guidance could use some shaping up, and when I was there Carol Daniels was waaaaaaay too strict. If anyone see her, tell her class of '06 want new yearbooks wit color and our 'I Passed the FCAT' t-shirts. Raines atmosphere was almost family like. The bad rumors aren't true and the good ones don't get circulated. Im a proud Raines Viking.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2008

Raines is a great school to me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2008

I am a Raines graduate, class of 06'. I cannot speak for how the school is now, but during my four years there I has a pretty good experience. In terms of education the staff and principal were very diligent about preparing students for the FCAT. Like any school you have your delinquents, but overall I would not say it's a bad school. There is a new principal now so maybe the kids are allowed more freedom. Carol Daniels was my principal and she was a little too strict. If you take away the only fun kids have at school, pep rallies, mock wedding, funeral ect, they are going to act out in protest. You have a strike a balance between education and extracurricular activities. I went to school to learn and not goof around so I received a valuable education that is still benefiting me now in college. E.Hope
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2008

This school is not as bad as society see it. It focuses on tradition and academics. Students show pride in their school and the things in which their school is involved with. Just because the school receives a grade of a 'F' it does not put the students down but makes them strive to be their best and do their best. Just like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to build a school and it's reputation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2007

This school is bad. It needs alot of improvements. Fights go on alot too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

Ever since the change in administration at William M. Raines, I have notice a significant increase in parental involvement as well as a sense of pride in academic achievements with the students at this high school. I am truly impressed to see so many young black male who have made the Honor Roll and are members of the National Honor Society. Bravo William M Raines!! Even though there are a few bad apples, that doesn't mean they spoil the whole bunch. Most of the negative press that the school receives are based from the surrounding community and is not associated with anyone attending William M Raines High School. Proud Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

Raines high school has an excellent engeneering program and it's not the school that's bad its just a few of the kids who's making the school going down. IF the kids that don't do their work how are they going to pass the FCAT. So the kids who don't do their work make everyone and the school look bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2004

Raines High School is a school that takes a lot of pride not only in its athletic department, but academically as well. The parents in the community really need to support their school. The answer is not pulling your child out because the school receives an 'F' grade. 'F' does not mean that the teachers are failing to educate your child. Your child is being taught and if he or she is retaining the information they will have no problem passing the FCAT. You need to be a supportive parent. Don't blame teachers simply because the state says that the grade is an 'F'. There are quality people in the school that really care. The administration and teachers are workling feverishly to develop all the students in the school. Please do not allow others to fool you about education vs. letgation. Proud Viking
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 27, 2004

I know for a fact that the guidance department at William M. Raines High School is so sorry. They did not have any ACT Packets there this year or last year whatsoever. Now how are the students to further their education if they can't do what's necessary to do so? Angry Parent.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

272 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
18%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

239 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
12%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

246 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
80%
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 84% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "F".

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 66% in 2014.

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
20%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
25%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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
Black 98%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 3%N/A2%
Graduation rate 68%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%65%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 15%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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3663 Raines Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32209
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