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Waverly Academy

Charter | 6-8 | 209 students

Our school is best known for our Single-Gender, STEM Focused curriculum

 
 
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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 2, 2014

My daughter has been at Waverly 2 years and this year has been very disappointing. Unorganized, last minute notices, high teacher turn over. They are not at all what they originally stated in a meeting last year. Lacked In their discipline, students out of control, not all are held To the same standards. My daughter has not received the Education she received last year. Very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2014

yes the school has some mistakes. But you can't compare it to some of the schools that have been open for more than a decade. The school is in its first years. Of course it is not going to be like in the other schools around the area. You can let your daughter go to any of the schools however it will not provide security as it does at Waverly. You can let your daughter get into danger it is your decision. But I tell you the school is good is good. And no parents who brings their daughter to the school don't worry your daughter will be safe.


Posted April 18, 2014

Hi , my daughter is focused on academics without all the distractions Of co-ed .,also she has the opportunity to excel . Yes a new school had to grow But she is the first graduating class and I cannot be more happy as her grades and testing are hi . It was my daughters choice to apply As schools were not ready in New Orleans From Katrina . However , of I would have said to go to an all girls school I would have met resistance! Thank god & the power of prayer . I don't have to worry And she can think for herself . She has mention problems with staff BIT WHAT TEENAGER DOESNT THINK THEY KNOW IT ALL !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

I rate this school a D. I regret this choice of Charter school, and caution any potential parent considering Waverly. Students don't have a voice and school policies apear to be made up daily. We experienced too much unorganization, last minute communication, high faculty turn over of faculty, excuses, blame and apologies. a weight of displinary restrictions, which work well at destroying a female's self esteem. The school uniforms are absolutely too expensive and low in quality from one of the vendors. The atmosphere at Waverly is heavy and has contributed to my daughter dreading school. It like a job you hate but you have to work. Don't hinder your child by sending her to Waverly. This school has a lot of kinks to work out. I will be removing my daughter, can't do this again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Waverly Academy is where I have seen my daughter flourish from a shy, struggling student to a confident, intuative scholar who not only is surpassing my expectations but also is finding that the potential for her life is limitless. Yes there has been growing pains at the school, I do kind of wish that some of the requirements of the first year was reinstated, but our girls have the tools to succeed if we do our part as parents and become involved. Unfortunately some parents last year cared more about themselves than there girls. Our girls need their parents to be adults and provide the example in order to become the fine women that they will be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

As a former parent of a Waverly student I agree with some of both of the reviews. The principle from the first year was great, it was really sad to see him leave. The only negative thing I could say about the 2nd yr was about communication, parents need to be informed, and updated about changes. We hated to leave but my daughter will always miss her friends and great teachers. She started an average student and left on honor roll. She was enrolled in her current school in the honors program. The greatest thing Waverly taught me as a mother is the we as parents need to work as hard as the school does to make our children succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2013

Waverly Academy for girls is a school that will surely lower your daughter's self esteem. The faculty and staff makes up rules as they go. If there is an issue with your daughter and Teacher you will leave the situation feeling as though there is no hope because the Director does not protect the students only certain teachers that hold 3 or more positions at one time such as Teacher, Vice Principal, Dean of Culture etc.. The faculty and staff needs diversity training as well as a more diversified faculty.There is no structure. Each year there has been a new Principal and new Teachers. I was told the 2011-2012 Principal cared for the students and wanted them to succeed, which is why I chose this school. Unfortunately he is no longer there. The teachers and staff that cared about the Students were not invited to remain at the school or left for reasons unknown to the Parents or Students. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 53% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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 47% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
n/a
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 78% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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 "C".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2010-2011.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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 66% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 42%
White 39%
Hispanic 13%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/AN/A
Female 100%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 100%65%61%
Master's degree 0%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 26%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Computer animation
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • MS. TANGIA H ANDERSON
Gender
  • All girls
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Parent center
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • JA Girl$
  • Girls, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts of Gateway Council
  • Cathedral Arts Project
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Girl scouts
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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5710 Wesconnett Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32244
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Phone: (904) 206-7836

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