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Mandarin Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1138 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted May 29, 2014

This is a wonderful school. High focus on quality education and FCAT. This school is well run by great educators. Teachers are focused instructors. True teachers at this school. This school is diverse and has a safe learning environment. Parent involvement is strong at mandarin oaks. This school is a model for cutting edge education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2014

Love this school, upon moving to Jax I did a lot of research on the Elementary's before selecting a neighborhood to move to, and I have not regretted it. The teachers and staff are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2013

This school is the best school in Duval County as far as elementary schools go. I had the best experience at this school the staff is great and the curriculum is up to date. This deserves a medal I love Mandarin Oaks Elementary School.


Posted March 19, 2013

This school has a high rating but in truth, they don't do a good job to help the individual student. Good teachers leave and they hire new teachers that are incompetent... and the student suffers. Teachers practice student favoritism and have no clue on how to treat students fairly. The teachers only are there to get their paycheck and the school is just geared to have high FCAT rating. If you care for your child, find a better school!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I am very happy with this school choice. My daughter is in the ESE program, and the teachers and entire staff have positive, professional attitudes, and we are always greeted with a smile. I get constant updates of my daughter's progress. I love how the ESE students have their own part of the school, separate from the mainstreamed kids. They even have extended day care specifically for the ESE kids, which give me peace of mind. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The staff is great, the curriculum up to date. It has all good scores from great sachools.org and from local parents. It sure deserves and needs a prize!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2009

We were at a private Christian school for 2 years and we assumed our son was getting the best education there. Come to find out, it was sub-par, he was threatened and beat up and administration did nothing about it. We had no other choice but to take him out and 'try' our public school. We enrolled both our son's at MOE and find that our older son (the one who was at the private school) was slightly behind academically After the first 9 weeks, my son's teacher took such an interest in him and now he is making A's and B's. Our other son can not wait to go to MOE every day. In kindergarten, he is learning narrative writing vs. functional writing, estimation skills, and interpreting graphs. I have to say, if we stayed at the private school, our kindergartner wouldn't be coming home with these impressive comments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Mandarin Oaks Elem. (M.O.E.), is the most awesomw school in Jacksonville. The Principal, teachers, and staff are the greatest! They take pride in the accomplishments of the students and the school. They are one of the highest rated schools in Jacksonville, and continually striving to do better!! We have the smartest and graetest students in Jacksonville, Florida.!!!!! GO MOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

This school is wonderful. My son has been at this school since k. They are always willing to help and the teachers and staff go out of there way to help each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

The school is a very nice school but if you need extended care that program is weak and i might suggest getting extended day care outside of the school environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

If your child is average or above this is a good school. Unfortunately, after becoming an involved parent, I found politics to contribute to the success of many students at this school. Too much emphasis on FCAT scores and not enough on individual educational needs of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

My daughter was no where near the level she should of been when entering the first grade. we came from Washington state and she has a bit of a speach problem. After just one year with Ms. Stillson, Ms. Rockwell and her speach teacher she is reading better than before. She has really enjoyed every day spent at Mandarin Oaks. Also every staff member there is always courteous and we feel real comfortable with her enrollment there. We really love this school and the encouragement the teachers give their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

I think the administration and the faculty do a tremendous job. My oldest son is very happy in his class and is clearly learning a great deal. Please keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2006

My oldest a junior in high school and received an excellent education at Mandarin Oaks. Teachers are very dedicated to making sure every student is successful. My youngest attends now and also has wonderful teachers. Several teachers come in early and stay late to tutor students. Parents are welcome and there are many that volunteer their time. An excellent school that has received an A and deserves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

An Excellent School! We relocated from New York and was very pleased to find out how wonderful this school really is. The teachers are wonderful, and up to date with all the standards set in place. I think the level of extracurricular activities is plenty, being as the education in the classroom comes first. We have had two children attend this school, and have been very content with the teachers they have had. Their education and learning experience at Mandarin Oaks fully exceeded our expectations. Bravo! Parents are encouraged to visit and have lunch with their children in the lunch room, an added plus. I am glad to see the concerns of safety for the students being addressed as of recent. You must sign into the office, and have a special pass to proceed inside the school. As it should be. Our children's safety comes first. Praise for Mandarin Oaks!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted January 13, 2006

This is my sons 5th year at this school and out of 5 teachers he has only had 2 really good ones and they have left. My son has struggled all 5 years and I do not feel like he has recieved enough help. I think that each classroom has too many children which results in children that need a little extra help falling further behind. I am currently looking for a new school with teachers that are willing to really help a child with their educational needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

Art available 1/month for 1st graders. Music class available every 2 - 2 1/2 weeks for 1st graders. 23 students/class on average 1-3 grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2004

Although quite a bit of the extracurricular activities at this school are for the upper grades only, it is still very student-oriented. Uncorrupted by political pressures, the student is the first concern. With the new Principal & Vice Pricipal in place, this finally shows through. They welcome and encourage parents and family members to participate in their students education and future.
—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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

176 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
93%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 60%
Black 18%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%65%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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10600 Hornets Nest Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257
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Phone: (904) 260-5820

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