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Robert E. Lee High School

Public | 9-12 | 1826 students

 

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Posted December 14, 2007

My husband and I taught at this school. We quit because the school is impossible to teach at. Even worse, the students who want to learn can't. Many of the students cannot be controlled. If the school gets a new principle and administration I would say the school would get alot better. I wouldnt send my kids there. We wouldnt even teach there. i just feel bad for the kids who want an education and go there. Its a mess.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 14, 2006

I'm a student at Robert E. Lee and i attended other High School before this. It is the biggest joke of a learning facility that I ever seen. There is a handful of actual caring teachers. Some of the teachers seem to have a grudge against the students, and are unable to keep the students under control, and other can't even keep up with our papers. The student don't care, and the teachers aren't much better. Next year thank god, i'll have a car and will be returning to Clay.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2006

I have never seen such a disorganized school. They have only one contact phone number and it is nearly impossible to contact some of the teachers. This school is completely depressing. I would not recommend even it to my worst enemy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2005

I think this school keeps you notified of what your child is doing at all times. It is important to me how my child is doing in classes. If she is not achieving her goals I am notified either by telephone or information in the mail. The selection of classes available to students is wonderful. When I was in school we were only offered specific programs that were being teached at each school. Now they are being taught Florida History and I think that is a very interesting class to have. We were offered World History only back in the 1980's. I think the school should have more resources if you call in and have a question and the only person you can talk to is out sick and you have to call back another day. That is the only problem I have had with Robert E. Lee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2004

This is an alright school, although they dont actually prepare them for the FCAT such as other schools like Andrew Jackson does. This school needs to be updated in order to make sure that our kids will past the FCAT.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 15, 2003

This school needs a lot of work. Many of my daughters classes had over 30 students... the teachers didn't even know who she was when I called to talk to them about problems. They had to pull her school photo to know who she was...and this was well into the school year...over halfway. Kids were caught piercing each others ears...where were the teachers who were supposed to be watching these kids during P.E.?
—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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

522 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

490 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

502 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
92%
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 84% in 2012.

431 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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 64% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
15%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 65%
White 22%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 143%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 24%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 3%N/A2%
Graduation rate 59%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%65%61%
Master's degree 22%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 13%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JAMES D LEDFORD
Fax number
  • (904) 381-3945

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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1200 South McDuff Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32205
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Phone: (904) 381-3930

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