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Lone Star Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 686 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted July 31, 2011

My daughter will be attending 1st grade this year, and I am very impressed with this school. Her kindergarten teacher was such a blessing, and my husband and I just had a conference with the principal, who was so sweet, and who we could tell genuinely cares about her students. I love this school!! The people at the front desk are very nice, and will take care of you right away.. Im very pleased, and excited for my baby to start a new year there. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2011

My son was a transfer student from another school. I did not like his kindergarten teacher... She was very unorganized and to me seemed like she had NO PATIENCE... Also his end of the year report card said retained and he was not. Hopefully 1st grade will be better, and if so I will update my rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

I love this school,i went here when i was younger and now i have 2 son's that go there and they really enjoy it.The teacher's are excellent very willing to talk to you on anything about your child.The principal is very informative on school activities.All in all i give lone star an A++++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2013

My daughter has been going to Lone Star Elementary since Kindergarten. She absolutely loves it. She didn't have the best experience in Kindergarten, but she learned what she needed to excel to the 1st grade. The extended day program is great. The teachers, staff, and the principal are great. I would recommend this school to any parent that is seeking a better public education for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

My daughter has been going to this school since Kindergarten. She has had amazing teachers who challenge her. The outcome has been beneficial to her. She has exceeded or at least met expectation in the long run. This school is highly recommended by me. Frances Gonzales, Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

My 3 boys go to Lone Star Elementary. This is a great school with outstanding teachers. All of my children have wonderful, caring teachers who go the extra mile for each one of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love this school wonderful teachers....and the pta is great... I give it a 5
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

My daughter has attended Lonestar for two years now and she loves it! Every teacher that I have met seems to be student driven. Thank you Lonestar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

This is a great school for your kids. It is fun, safe, and the teachers are wonderful! I am a former student of Lone Star and I recently visited the school. It is still very well kept and they have added some security features as well. I hope that every child will love it as much as i did.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

I have a fourth grader and a kindergartner in this school. In comparison to other public schools in the area that my son attended, this is bt far the best. They have a great extended day program for the children and above average extracurricular activities. The teachers seem genuinely concerned for each student, and as mentioned by another parents here, the longevity of the staff is impressive. The playground equipment is above average and the campus is well kept and situated. The only disappointment is that on their website, they advertise a nature trail...(they are situated next to a preserve) the students have yet to utilize. There are nacho, sundae and pizza parties in extended day, various days where they bring out water bouncies/moon bounces. The staff promote an environment of citizenship and reward those students who exhibit such traits. I appreciate the shirt tucked, belt on dress code policy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

My first child attended Lone Star Elementary from 1994 through 1999 and it was a wonderful experience. My second child started Lone Star in 2002 and will be a 4th grader this year. Again, it has been a wonderful experience. Many of the staff are the same since 1994 and, in my opinion, that says a lot about not only the school, but the administration as well. I would highly recommend Lone Star Elementary to any parent. As far as I am concerned, it is a 'well kept secret' in the school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

I think that the school puts forth a great deal of effort to help children do their best. The staff and teachers are always helpful and try to do everything they can to make school a great place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

I have 3 children and 2 are still at Lone Star and my oldest is now at Kirby-Smith. The scholl is wonderful and my son completed all advanced classes at Kirby-Smith with an A-B average. The school prepares the students well; parents need to reinforce the ideas taught during the day when they are at home. Teachers are not baby sitters. They educators. My children work hard for their grades. My son would have not excelled at Kirby-Smith if Lone Star did not prepare him as well as home reinforcement in study habits. The students that excel are the ones that most often have parents that care first and complain last. School is what you make it and each family has a part in whether their childs does well or not and it should not be put on the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

Lone Star Elementary is definitely not for everyone! My child and I found the staff to be very unfriendly, un-informative, and displayed obvious favortism towards selected students. My daughters teacher were not very helpful in assure she understood her lessons while other classmates suffered the same issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

Lone Star is a great school with incredible teachers. The PTA is very involved with the students. The Pta sponsors programs each month for the children, we have an annual Fall Festival. Our extended Day Program is phenominal. We have a Dad's club that is highly active in our school as well. The principal and vice principal are both incredible role models.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

My child attened kindergarten through fourth. By third grade the school no longer provided assistance as they had done before (he is ADD)and I feel they just passed him along. We moved him to a private school through the McKay scholarship program and his fifth grade teacher not only taught him fifth grade work, but properly taught him what Lone Star skipped over for third and fourth grade work. This school is a magnet school, yet not once did I see anything in the way of Math and Science extra activities. I feel the Jax school system could do a much better job and has a lot of improving to do before they can even call themselves a decent teaching system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

This school has provided my children with an excellent elementry foundation. I would recommend it to anyone who has young children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

Our daughter has attended Lone Star since kindergarten and enjoys learning and likes her teachers. Her grades are very good and the teachers have a genuine heart to teach the students. It's a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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

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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 30%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 9%
Asian 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 50%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 72%65%61%
Master's degree 28%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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10400 Lone Star Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225
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Phone: (904) 565-2711

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