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Greenfield Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 520 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted June 12, 2014

As with most Duval Schools, quality is hit-or-miss. Overall though, I feel like this is a perfectly good school that my two children have attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

My daughters school pretty good,all my kids have gone to GreenField,most of the teachers are great!! Clean school.Great location.My favorite teachers are Mrs.Bush and Ms.Burell.My daughter( K) has Ms Barbarsise this year she seem really nice.Both my sons have gone here and loved it,my sisters kids also go here and a few friends kids.Food in kitchen could be better!!! Over all a good school.I would recomend it to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

I cant even rate this school one star. I was shocked and appalled when I called this school. The women who answered the phone spoke with such poor grammer that I think she needs to go back to elementary school. If she is your voice of the school, she needs to speak properly. It was embarrassing and frustrating. Not to mention the absolute rudeness that I experienced. If that is your office, then what are the children and faculty experiencing?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

Greenfield if Jacksonville's best kept secret. We transferred a few years ago from another local elementary school that doesn't hold a candle to Greenfield. My son's entire attitude towards school has changed since beginning at Greenfield. He looks forward to going. This is just our second year here but everyone makes us feel as though we've been there forever. The teachers we've had are excellent and go way beyond what's expected to help us succeed. I only wish we had made the switch years earlier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2008

I am not impressed with this school. I have ordered school pictures twice and never received them. The communication is very poor from staff and the excuse of no copy paper is used when important messages are not communicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

this school is the best i ever been the teachers are nice and we learn alot at greenfield and the principal is nice and the people in the office are nice and help us alot so thats why i say this school is a great school. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2005

Great area. Great School. This school was great for my son he looked foward going there every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2003

My child has been at this school for the past 2 years. I feel that the teachers I have had direct contact with so far are great. Because Greenfield is smaller than many of the other elementary schools I have checked into, I feel my child has received a better education. After approximately 4-5 months of searching; visiting about 8 other elementary schools, attending magnet mania; and talking to not just the staff at the school, past and current students and their parents, I believe I made the best choice for my child. I also love the fact that the past principle and her front office staff took the time to remember each and everyone of the students by face and name, which obviously is not a very easy thing to do with the many different cultures in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

Greenfield is a small school, which is great for kids and parents! This school has recruited some fresh young teachers with great ideas who love what they are doing. The teachers who have been there for many years are typically avoided by parents because they still have that 'old school' way of teaching and disciplining. (Except for the kindergarten teacher, who is terrific!) The principal (who is now leaving) has been great! Too bad she's going to another school. I wish I could say the same about the assistant principal.She tends to be undecisive & lacks consistency with discipline. She's easily intimidated by parents who think their kids do no wrong and therefore many kids go without discipline. (This doesn't send a great message to the kids!) The school rating has been a 'C', which suits the school. It's an 'okay' school, but doesn't exceed expectations. They have some great teachers, but like many schools, there are a few known 'bad seeds' which you should learn to avoid. If your kid is a good student who doesn't require extra help, they'll do fine at this school. However, if your student needs extra help or is struggling, there are very few, if any, safety net programs to identify and help these kids. I've seen a few kids who fell through the cracks & the school dropped the ball on them. (just a few...but still in my opinion, that's too many!). In opinion, this is an okay school, but I would probably shop around a little bit more.


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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
78%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

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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
White 43%
Black 26%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 8%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 55%65%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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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Jacksonville, FL 32216
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