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A. Philip Randolph Academies

Public | PK, 6 | 545 students


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Posted June 30, 2014

This school year the school was unorganized. Whenever you ask a teacher a question, they look at you with a blank face and tell you" I know the same thing you know." The kids are hard to control and the environment is not safe

Posted March 20, 2014

Frank H. Peterson is the brother to A Phillip Randolph. My child has attended APR and now attends Frank H. Peterson which I found to be a much better school with excellent teachers. The envrionment is much better.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 15, 2014

My daughter will attend high school in August 2014, but after dancing in Brentwood Grades 2 - 5, then LaVilla Grades 6-8 she no longer wants to dance and attend Douglas Anderson. I do not want her to attend Andrew Jackson High based on the school's ratings...What about A. Philip Randolph. Accepting all comments. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 15, 2010

This past year was my sons first year at a public school in over 5 years. I have been very pleased with what he has accomplished over the school year. He is in the public safety magnet program there. It was an eye opener for him, but one well worth the taking. I plan on keeping him there and want to also add, Mr Reddick is awesome! He takes no crap from these kids and get respect back.....I hope that Duval county keeps him there.....
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 1, 2009

FIND ANOTHER MAGNET SCHOOL!!! This school does not know what is going on. the kids are disrespectful, the teachers are as clueless as the students. For graduating seniors information is not available till the last minute or the information is obtained from a fellow student. Meetings are not anouonced in a timely matter to arrange for after school transportation or for attendence. For those in the Honor Society their names were not submitted to the photographer who is taking pictures so needless to say Honors are not reconized. Senior class rings are not given till January of the senior year. The Senior advisor not informed about senior events by the higher echilion until the last minute. Overall this school is very unorganized and uninformed which creates major frustrations for students and parents. Teacher turn over rate is high in the middle of the school year. Guidance is good!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 20, 2009

This is not a good school at all. My child has had nothing but problems at this school
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 18, 2008

My child attends the Construction Academy at A.P.R. and we are pulling my child out this week because the school is failing to follow through with what we were exspecting to get from this experience. My child has come to hate going to school because of the constant misrepresention from the staff and teachers, my child has had to have the schedule redone several times each year just to get the classes that my child was told he/she could take to get the certificates he/she was promised. If you are thinking of putting your child in this school to help them make a career goal please think of another career or another school that may offer the same career goals!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 5, 2008

If you are thinking about sending your child here, think hard. This school does have great programs for your child but nonetheless, it isn't worth sending your child to. The kids and teachers have the i-dont-care attitude and I don't feel they are pushing the kids to learn anything.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 14, 2007

This is an excellence high school to send your child to. I know because I graduated from here in 2007. This school is growing and it is a joy to attend. This school is like every other high school because you have those who want to succeed and those who do not but, it's only up to the student what they really want in life. This school does not have many sports or clubs that the only down fall and the coursework here can be challenging but it a really fun school. I will tell anyone to come here because you cannot get a diploma and a trade at any other school. Here you are equipped for the future and around people who care.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted July 27, 2006

This is a pretty good school! At timed it can be a little boring but overall its okay but the teachers are okay... some of them are a little too controlling and at times very mean! Ms. M. Harris is the best teacher (she teaches English)! I love her class! But I dislike the pricipal: Dr. Tiscornia.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 8, 2006

I liked going to this school myself
—Submitted by a former student

Posted February 3, 2006

My son is in his third year at this school as of 2005. Both my wife and I love this school and the facutly. Each year we ask him 'Who is your best friend?' and he answers with the name of a teacher or staff member of the school. I can not state how much the staff of this school works with the students to help them get the education they want. Our second son is applying to go to this school also. He wants to take advantage of the Technology academy, the same academy our older son is in. Both Daniel and Jason know the value in this type of education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 3, 2005

I think that this school needs to start things early and do what they say they are going to do for the kids but it is over all a well- rounded school and there are a few good teachers that care and work hard and the one that stands out is mr.Schick.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 8, 2004

The tech academy is continuing to get better. For 11th grade, my son is taking Sequel and C Sharp and Windows NT and that is great for him. The thing I am still waiting to hear about is the intern positions during their summer that were talked about. If those opportunities arise, then A. Phillip Randolph will have deleivered on their promises to the tech academy.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 13, 2003

I think that Dr. Tiscornia is a wonderful woman. She provides these kids with inspiration and hope. This school is great.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 14, 2003

In regards to the situations at APR, i think the new principal will change many things to come for this school.... Dr. T is a very caring woman and also takes the the childrens interests in as well as the parents. APR will be a better school yet.

Posted August 4, 2003

hi yes i don`t agree with what most say about this school our school opens so many doors for students from a promise of a job after you graduate to skills that oter high school students do not recive i`m in the 11th grade and i can make $12.00 a hour being a working as a nursing assiant and the kids are like other kids some will be bad apples but if you look for trouble you will find it but if you work hard and stay on task i promise it will change your life

Posted June 26, 2003

This school is a very disorganized and unpleasant place that you shall every hear about. Most of the students are very disrespectful and have no concern or regard for their fellow students and even the teachers themselves. Mostly everything that is promised will eventually take longer then they say it would take. An illusion of future guaranteed success is all that this school has to offer. The grade of this school speaks for itself. It may not be the teachers or faculties at fault but when the students don't care enough about their education to at least attempt score an average percentage on the fcats.Then it's not a place for an impressionable eager young mind with the will to want to learn and expand his or her horizons to be enrolled in such a school.

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

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.









The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.








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

  • 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 "F".
  • 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 64% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.






Biology I

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.



The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.


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
Black 87%
White 8%
Hispanic 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%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 76%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%65%61%
Master's degree 41%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 11%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1157 Golfair Boulevard
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