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Don Brewer Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 523 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 28, 2014

My daughter has been going here every since 3rd grade, an has always made A-B Honor Roll every year. The school has always been kept clean and organized. I love all the teachers and the principal Mrs. Collins, they have made the last couple of years such a great learning experience. This school and its faculty is a prime example on how public school should be for every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

I went to this school in 5th grade. I loved it, I had lots of friends, and especially enjoyed the activities. Just one problem, I was bullied in 5th grade. Along with my 4 best friends. We told the principal mamy times, and our teachers. The boys (who had tormented us for years), just got warnings! My friends and I were devastated. Besides that problem, Don Brewer is great. The extended day was fun. I wouldn't advise the lunch though, I packed. One last thing, does the Kindness Queen still visit?


Posted May 25, 2013

Don Brewer is a great school. I love walking in to the school and the staff knows me. My children (3rd & 4th graders) have excelled in this school. The teachers are very friendly and encourage the students to achieve their goals and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

Don Brewer Elementary school is one of the few schools that has an out standing grade for the area of Arlington. It has great Teachers, and Mrs. Collins who is the top Principle is awesome. I have spent a lot of hours working at this school as a volunteer and I have loved every minute of it. Give Don Brewer some thought, I think you too will find that it is the school for your child. Best wishes for all the parents in search of a great school for their children. Cheryel Porter grandmother of Razarro Reece Stark


Posted July 5, 2012

We are going to miss Don Brewer. The administrators and staff have been so wonderful here. My son learned so much and enjoyed his 3 years there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

My daughter has been at Don Brewer for 2 years 3rd & 4th grade we love all her teachers. They really are the best & make sure that the students undersatnd what they are learning & make it fun when learning..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2010

This is my daughter's 2nd year at Don Brewer and she has a blast here. We can't thank you enough for the work that Mrs.Toland, Mrs.Roden & Mrs.Vann have done with my kid. Thank you for letting all of us believe that school is FUN......LOVEEEE DON BREWER!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Don Brewer is a 'Great School'! Top notch teachers who really care about children and thier future.My children have had a wonderful experience there and as a parent I could not be more pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

This is a terrible school and teachers do not care about struggling students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

Both of my children attended this school. My children and I loved the school. The atmosphere was always friendly and I could always contact the teachers when necessary. The teachers always make sure you are aware of what is going on in the classroom, school activities and with your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

This is my kids second year at don brewer,and so far have been great school for us. My kids had teacher's who realy cares about their progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

Parent involvement is very high at this school, quality academics depending upon the teacher you receive, music, art, P.E. offered weekly. PTA is very active at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

Rude unruly Children! I have never seen kids that think they can talk to adults this way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I think Don Brewer Elementary School is a fantastic institution of learning. I have a son and daughter who attend the 5th grade there. I can see the academic progress the children have made from the first day of class to the present. My children went to a private school in Philadelphia before we moved here in July, and the quality of this public school s education is tantamount to the quality of the private school. I commend Dante and Maya's teachers, Ms. Peters and Mrs. Reeger; the best bus driver in the world, Mrs. Turner, Principal Kornblum, parents and the many other administrators and employees who work together to provide a rich and caring environment in which these children can learn, and be enriched with the necessary basic/intermediate skills needed to achieve in their later academic years. Maggy C. Dartiguenave
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

Small class sizes, very clean new school. definately a step up from their sister school. Bathrooms in every classroom.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 4, 2004

I would like to commend Don Brewer for the great teacher quality. Mainly my son's teacher Miss L. Godfrey. She is a great inspiration to my son who is repeating the 3rd grade and was very discouraged. Now, he loves school and it shows! Thank you! It's a blessing to be a part of this school. - Corey Williams' mom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have been very happy with Don Brewer Elementary. The school is very well equiped with all that is necesary to provide my child with a good education. The faculty have always been very polite and helpful. My child has attended two other Duval County schools but this school is the best by far. I hope that other schools can follow in their example.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

175 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
89%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "B".
  • 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 47%
White 39%
Hispanic 7%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 76%65%61%
Master's degree 24%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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3385 Hartsfield Road
Jacksonville, FL 32277
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