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J. Allen Axson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 564 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted September 26, 2007

My daughter is in PK4 and this is her second year at Axson. They experiences she has received are more plentiful than she would receive at any private school. I appreciate the care that children show to one another and the individualized academic rigoir each child receives. I attribute this to the incredible teaching staff, leadership, and support personnel. My daughter is so lucky to be here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

Axson is such a wonderful school. My son is on his third year attending Axson, he is now a Kindergartener. His teacher is so sincere and loving, she cares about each of her students as if they were her own children. He doesn't like summer vacation and would attend school every day if allowed. They have taught him wonderful life skills and academic skills. I recommend Axson to everyone I come in contact with that have children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

Axson is one of the best schools in the county. The Montessori curriculum looks at each student and differentiates the instruction to the student. All of the teachers have the Montessori training which helps them to integrate the hands-on Montessori method and the state standards. The administrative staff knows each student on a personal basis.,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2007

The academic programs at Axson are great! They let the children be very independent. My children have gone there for 2 years. I have a second grader in the gifted program and a preschooler. I had a 5th grader graduate last year and she moved on the James Weldon Johnson middle school. This is such an amazing school. The preeschool program is great! It is very hands on. The parents are very involved. We have an amazing PTA always planning carnivals and readings and concerts for the kids. We also have say no to drugs and stop bullying programs. Andhere are also music, art, and PE couses available. There is also violin, choir, boy and girl scouting, and extended day programs available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2007

This school has been a blessing for our daughter. It opens up the chance for all the children to expereince the Montessori environment. There is also an abundance of parent involvement in each aspect of the school. The principal is very responsive to any concerns you may have. She truly cares for the success and well being of each child and her staff seem to appreciate her leadership style. Extended day is a fun filled organized program that offers extra learning opportunities for science, art, and games.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2007

The teachers and the administrative staff are very good. We have been quite pleased since we moved from a private Montessori to the public one. The principal is very hands on and seems to know many of the parents/children by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2006

This school uses the Montessori approach to teaching. My daughter has greatly improved since attending this school. The teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Axson utilizes the Montessori method of teaching and each class consists of at least two grade levels. The teachers are very relaxed with the kids and emphasis is put on the arts and the environment. Kids are allowed to learn while still allowing creative outlets. I gave a lower principal score as the 'regular' principal took an annual leave for the 2005/2006 school year. The principal is more of a hands on leader and the kids love her which speaks a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

this a wonderful school, my daughter had a reading problem and they have gone over and beyond with providing her with tutors and other additional assistants.this a 'A' school and one of the top rated schools in florida. Axson has a wonderful enviroment for pre-k and 5th graders, this school teaches the children the meaning of self respect and sharing and mosting importantly helping others.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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 55%
Black 16%
Asian 12%
Hispanic 10%
Two or more races 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 41%65%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 14%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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