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Chaffee Trail Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 720 students

 

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Posted November 2, 2013

I am a teacher new to Chaffee Trail Elementary this year. I have taught at two other Duval county schools and CTE blows them both out of the water! The school itself is beautiful, our PTA is very active, the great majority of students are sweet and eager to learn, and the teachers really go above and beyond to create an effective learning environment. It truly feels like a big family. I hope to teach here for many years to come!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 23, 2012

I'm a substitute teacher and I have to say that I'm very impressed with Chaffee Trail. I've only ever had one bad day out of all the times I've been. The faculty and staff are amazingly nice and the facilities are great. I don't think I've ever been in a classroom as modern as the ones there. It's truly a great school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 22, 2012

i went here for 2 in a half years and loved it . The teachers are awesome and the principal really cares for the kids . They make sure to try in involve the parents in as much as possable . The teachers will call and talk to your parents if your child is strugling or not doing well in class . They have music art and P.E. they always have activities for the children so they cant say that learning is not fun. I highly recomend this school to anyone who would want their child to go here.


Posted May 29, 2011

I worked here as a substitute teacher and I believe it to be the best school in all of Duval County! I think the principal sets the tone as a caring, encouraging, positive environment and that makes all the difference. The teacher follow suit and are generally nice and caring, while establishing firm expectations without resorting to belittling the students like I see in some schools. The facility is great, they have plenty of great technology and I just can't say enough good things about Chaffee Trail.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 7, 2010

Chaffee Trail is a wonderful school with teachers that care, work hard, and go above and beyond for the students. I wouldn't want my children to go anywhere else! We have been a part of Chaffee Trail since it opened 4 school years ago. The test scores have consistently been some of the top in Jacksonville, including in the top 5 elementary schools!! Please disregard the reviewer that gave the school a 1, she is a disgruntled grandmother that no one could ever please. Chaffee Trail's FCAT scores speak for themselves!! The teachers and administration is top notch! The best in Jax, "Go Mustangs!"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

I am very pleased with this school. My son will be starting his 3rd year in this school this year and so far every teacher he has had has been very helpful and caring. The only problem I have had is a issue with the lady that sits at the front desk last year. My middle son will begin school there this year as well. I would definately recommend this school to any parent and am proud to be a parent of a child who attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

I am emtering my third year as a chaffee trail parent and I am just as pleased today as I was the first time I stepped through the doors. I felt it my duty to let the world know that your style of educating children is almost nostalgic for me, meaning that the days of old fashioned learning , hands on learning does still exist. I don't feel like my child is just another body roaming your halls but that she is apart of an extended family. Thank you all -from the pricipal to the maintanence department. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2009

Overall, disappointed. This school has wonderful technology and excellent resource teachers. My child was in the 4th grade this year. I was really disappointed with her main teachers. Poor communication. I had to ask for a parent/teacher conference b/c all my previous request were ignored. I also wanted to be informed of if she needed help on anything and had two conferences with her teachers. Never, did they send anything home or any math work for that matter. Just disappointed overall, I expected more caring teachers for an A rated school. They have made my A-B honor roll student hate going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2008

this school has hi tech laptops and equipment for both teachers and students. the children there are wonderful and are rarely an ounce of trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

my son finished kindergarten last year in Chaffee trails. I love this school. They have excellent goal and work hard to reach it. Teachers and principal make great team. Atmosphere is so friendly. I love this school and happy for my son that he goes there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

Fantastic school! I have never been a part of such a wonderful staff. Brand new school, TONS of technology, which is great since technology is the future. There is a full class set of laptops for every grade level, each classroom has projectors, etc. It is a technology school. Teachers go above and beyond to help their students.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 58% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
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 56% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

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 "B".
  • 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 48%
Black 37%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%65%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. NANCY S CARTER
Fax number
  • (904) 693-7932

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

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
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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11400 Sam Caruso Way
Jacksonville, FL 32221
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