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School of Success Academy-SOS

Charter | 6-8 | 214 students

 

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Posted August 20, 2013

SOS has stood the test and I am always amazed of the students' progress, in spite of the shortage of funds it receives to provide the best for its students. It reminds me so much of the days of old: ONLY THE POPULAR INSTITUTIONS got all the funds and resources. It still happening today. Hey neighbors, take those lemons and continue to make LEMONADE, sweet lemonade at that. A Community Resident


Posted August 14, 2011

My son started their last year and has had some of his best grades since being in school. The teachers are great and easy to get in touch with and always willing to talk with the parents. My son really seems to like it there as well and even got one of his friends to join this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I highly recommend this school to future middle schoolers and their parents! My son has done wonders with his grades here and the teachers are very good and keeping with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

SOS is a wonderful school, my son graduated from that school when it was just a middle school. He was starting to fail in the public school system and sos was just opening up at that time, my son pulled his grades up with the help and love and understanding of the staff. Well, my son has graduated high school now, unfortunately not SOS high. It was not open when he graduated middle, but I like the school and what it stands for so much that I am getting ready to send my daughter there for the six grade next year if they can take her. I feel she will do wonderful in this school. Keep up the good work sos the community is behind you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2006

Sos academy is a wonderful scholl no dout about that but it can be better. ...The staff is wonderful and they have they own special bond with these kids. Sos is a wonderful school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

I like sos but the only thing I dont like is the uniforms. Sos give us great oppurtunity to learn.I was failing until I got to sos and it really helped me and Im going to 7th.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2004

I am a student at SOS academy and I have alot to say about my school. I think SOS academy is a wonderful school. Every time I go there I see nothing but love between the students and teachers and teachers willing to do what it takes to see their students have a sucessgul future. Personally I think there should be more schools like SOS academy. If the school board ever closed it down I think many of hearts will be broken. There is a special bond that we all have. We know when it time to play and time to work. SOS is a place where you can have fun and learn at the same time. At SOS a kid like me can be his/her self. If you ask me it is the best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2004

This school has come to the rescue of my grandchild who before going to SOS was really struggling. SOS's staff is terrific. Most every staff member knows each child by name thanks to the small class size. The principal is a loving christian woman who truly has the best interest of the kids at heart. When my grandson who is in high school now, was out of school sick, one of his teachers called regularly to check up on him and made sure that his assignments from each teacher was collected and sent home. She even sent her home phone number so that we could reach her at any hour if we had a question and the kids love her. You don't find that kind of commitment in the traditional public school. I thank God for SOS and hope that one day the school board will realize its worth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

I have had a student at this school since the sixth grade. The student is now in eleventh grade.I don't know where the Florida Department of Education came up with some of the information it has given this website but it is incorrect. The School has never had a problem with dropouts or with students being chronically absent. The information on the school's teachers was readily made available to our District (Duval County).
—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 52% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
20%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 78% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "D".

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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
68%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 State average
Black 78% 23%
White 11% 42%
Hispanic 7% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 50%65%61%
Master's degree 44%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 6%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 36%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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