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Bank Of America Learning Academy

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Posted December 24, 2007

I am a paraprofessional and I am currently employed at this school.It has been a wonderful experience for me to meet the needs of these students academically and emotionally. I am also extremely impressed with the parental involvement, the educational- related events in which our students are able to participate in, and the family- oriented envirornment that we uphold. Surely we are an 'A' school indeed academic-wise! However, there is room for improvememt as far as character is concern. We as educators and staff members need to outrule the negative energy in our demeanor so that it would not rub off on our students. We need to continue to be positive role- models for our students, parents, and colleagues no matter the circumstances are. We have to remember that we are always on the 'spotlight' stiving to aim an 'A' not only in academics, but in citizenship!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

My child went to the school K-4th grade and loved it very much. The small classrooms are great. I liked the sense of security I felt. The school is small enough that the staff knows everyone. Also , like the buzzed in access. I really liked the teachers for my childs the first three years. This last year I felt the teachers had no control of the class. Kids were paired with children not on their learning level. Sometimes the teachers were rude or just acted as they did not care. My child started not to like going to school by the end of the year, even though they did well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

I love this school! My daughter has been here since kindergarten. I am very sad that she will be leaving at the end of next year as she goes to 6th grade. The academic program is outstanding, however they could offer a little more in the extracurricular activities. The personal attention my daughter and I receive from the teachers and staff is extraordinary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2007

I think the school is a top notch school. I have two children enrolled and they are doing very well. I hate that they have to leave at the end of the 5th grade. As for public schools in Duval County the Bank of America School is far better of a school than most throughout the system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2004

Love the small school concept. Smaller classes and better attention. A little too biased on people who are tardy. They seem to pick and choose who is late and who isn't. Sometimes following a little too closely the policy for one set of people while disregarding the policy for another set of people is glaringly apparant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

Our school needs more African American Teachers and Administration. Our school tends to be harder in the discipline areas on the African American Children at the school than the other races.
—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.

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69%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

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2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

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2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

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2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
73%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 42%
Black 27% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 3%
Hispanic 10% 29%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A58%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%72%65%
Master's degree 39%N/A32%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

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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9000 Southside Blvd, Bldg 900
Jacksonville, FL 32256
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Phone: (904) 464-3895

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