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Normandy Village Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 461 students

 

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Posted March 30, 2012

This school has no control over its students. The teachers walk around all defeated. They just sigh and say there's nothing they can do because that's the students' normal behavior. It's inexcusable. How can schools like Crystal Springs or Chaffee Trail be so good yet Normandy Village be so bad? They are all within a few miles of each other. The neighborhoods are pretty much the same and the students are of a similar background. What's the difference? I think it's a complete and total failure of the administration. I know a school's success depends on parental involvement and the students' willingness to learn, but come on. There is no real organization. The front office staff can't even figure out which class a student is in. The principal is an airhead who has no business cleaning the bathrooms let alone running the school. This school is a complete disaster from the very top on down to pathetic students who throw classroom furniture at their teachers. How many fights do they have daily? How many teachers skip work on a weekly basis? I once thought highly of Normandy Village but my experience with it has been nothing but negative. I can't wait for the State to take them over.


Posted March 23, 2012

I've worked here as a substitute teacher several times. Normandy Village isn't a bad school but it is a mediocre school. The teachers and administration do the best they can but it is the parents and their children who come up short. Normandy Village could be great with a little parental involvement. The biggest improvement needed is in the area of discipline. I once walked up the hallway and overheard all but two teachers were in the middle of disciplining their students. That is unacceptable and it will not change without the parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 13, 2010

My grand daughter have been at this Great School since K and this is one of the great schools I have seen in Jacksonville, Fl.. Keep up with the good work


Posted March 8, 2010

Both of my sons have been at this school for the past two years now and I am so glad that they are there. The staff is by far one of the best I ve ever dealt with because the way that they involve and communicate with the parents is phenomenal. My children used to attend Jax Heights Ele. and receiving updates/feedback from one fo the staff members there was like trying to find a needle in a haystack; almost impossible. However, Normandy Village Elementary hasn t ceased to keep me informed, either by phone, mail or email, on the status of my children s progress. I can not express my gratitude enough on how this school handles their day-to-day functions and I for one am more than pleased. To the principal and staff members, Thank you for being #1 in me and my children s eyes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

i am a former student yeah there are some better school but i went to normandy for 6 years it was clean most of the time but it is a school with good staff an dteachers that really care


Posted October 28, 2008

This school is horrible. There is very poor decision making and leadership from the Principle. Also, communication and discipline at the school is far below adequate. While there are a few good teachers in the school, the lack of organization and support from the administration severely hinders their ability to provide the best classroom experience possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

I have been only working with Normandy Village Since August. Yes there may be some flaws with ths school but the teachers here are amazing. They truly care about the students and go above and beyond. In the next few years Normandy Village will be changing with new programs and technology that will make the school better than it is.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2007

My kids have been here 8 years and I wish I had never enrolled them here. Some of the teachers and staff are great. There are ants and flying insect infestations at times inside and outside of the school. The homework is monotonous. I wish we hadn't choosen this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

I have been working for 2 years to find a different school for my daughter. She has brought home nothing but A's and 100's and I didn't even know there was a gifted program available. Why her teachers didn't recommend her for the program is beyond me. Both years, her teachers have been absent more than they were present. The homework is monotonous and not challenging in any way. She should not have the words 'out, how, cow, now' as spelling words in 2nd grade. The lunchroom monitors do nothing but yell and scream at the kids the whole lunch break (I have witnessed personally). One of the few positives is the class sizes. Guess they make the classes smaller so the substitute teachers can keep a good handle on them. I am resentful that I moved to this area and wished I had paid more attention to the neighborhood school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2006

I think some schools work for some students and not for others. This school has a great staff working there and they were very helpful. My son is dyslexic and this school didn't really have the ability to help him. After a year of preK and 2 years of Kindergarten, he still couldn't read. He now attends a private school under the McKay Scholarship and has learned how to read effectively. My daughter attended this school last year and did wonderfully. She will be in the first grade when school starts. Ms Bellanger is a great Kindergarten teacher. I hope that my daughters first grade teacher is just as wonderful. Keep up the good work Normandy Village.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

I this school is the best to me . my son's teacher helped him alot. she worked with him alot so he could past too first grade. the school is great.
—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 58% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%
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 63% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
76%
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 56% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
30%
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 81% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
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 "D".
  • 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 "B".

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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 47%
White 38%
Hispanic 6%
Two or more races 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%65%61%
Master's degree 27%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. LISA BRADY
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8257 Herlong Road
Jacksonville, FL 32210
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