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Andrew Jackson High School

Public | 9-12 | 700 students

 

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Posted April 15, 2011

I attended this school and was very active, the school constantly had a low grade but I enjoyed the extracurricular activities. The teachers did not challenge me, only my AP and some advanced English courses. I really enjoyed my years there, I would not have changed anything about the school except to have more pep rally's to get students excited about FCAT or big football games!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Jackson was my home for 4 years, it is very underprivalaged and is seen as a school for the forsaken. But I met the best friedns of my life, had brilliant teachers in writing, and my medical studies, and had a true high school experience. It was hard times, but I grew up. and I thank jackson for that everyday in college and my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2009

This school is good for students interested in the medical field, as well as students interested in sports. I would not recommend this school to anyone else, however. If the student is college bound, Stanton or Paxon will be good for them. If they are musical, try Douglas Anderson. Jackson is not a bad school, though. Most of the teachers care about the students' education. Our new administration is different from the last, but I must admit, they are doing a nice job. In my opinion, the school's grade would be better if Jackson was more peticular about the students who could attend. The medical magnet students are the backbone of the school, I believe. Since they already have their general plan as to what they want to do in the future, they are usually more focused. The evidence: the top 20% of the school are mostly in medical magnet.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2009

If it wasnt for coach kevin sullivan there may not be any hope for the different atheletes that he has helped get into college! Thanks coach sullivan for all you do for the next generation. and when you retire the should change the name of the school to Kevin Sullivan Senior High School.. You are the face of Andrew Jackson High and we love you..


Posted January 15, 2009

I graduated from AJHS in 2006. The school was okay but is not a challenge. I fell as though if your child wants to go to college this s not the school. They dont prepare you well enough for the college life. Things your child should know when they enter college they wont. if your child wants to do sports then good this school cares more about sports han anything. so just keep looking for more schools. oh, they also basically just focus on FCAT not really other things. In all i enjoyed my school days casue it was easy and i graduated top of my class. To any parents look into the school really close and pay attention to the grade the school gets it is imortant. so keep in mind if u want ur child to be prepared for college think otherwise or think long and hard.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2008

I recently graduated from Andrew Jackson(2007). I feel this school is the place to send your child if they are interested in a career in health care. The medical magnet program was very informative and helpful.


Posted August 14, 2008

I am a student who currently attend AJHS(c/o 2010). This is a great school i love the criminal Justice Program with Ms.Antone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2007

I am a student who currently AJHS(c/o 2010). This is a great school i love the medical magnet program alot. The activities after school are awesome and they have great discipline.The teachers are great overall I attended AJHS my freshman year and i enjoyed everything about it.Jackson is a great school overall if u want your child to succeed in life or be very disciplined send them to AJHS.....They're the best.....
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2007

I attend this school and it is great!!!the teachers care a lot about the studen and try very hard to aid them in being successful!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2007

Andrew Jackson is a wonderful school. Three of my four children have attended and the forth will be there next year. The staff and faculty are great and make sure that students are taught in a way that allows them to advance forward academically and sicially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

The academic programs are rigorous and disciplined. There is a superfluos amount of extracurricular activities and sports available for students to participate in. Parent involvement could be better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2006

As a parent of a student that attends this facility I am well versed in the fluidness of the school day. From 5:00am to 2:00pm all my child does is rush rush rush. These teachers arnt even the least bit leaniant towards these kids who carry around 20 to 25 pounds of ooks up three flights of stairs. And then when they get to the class and are late will the teacher let them put there books down on the desk? No she makes them carry all of it back down to the first floor get a tardy pass and come back up. No wonder our kids have all these health problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

This school has a lot of magnet forgrams available for students. There advanced placement classes are not very good. They have a poor level of involvement from the community unless there are sporting event. Other than that it is a decent school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 1, 2004

Two of my children have attended AJHS. One graduated in 2001 the other will in 2006. They were both ESE students and both will graduate with a standard diploma. I have been very pleased with the schools ability to help students with learning disabilities. I wish there were more creative extracurricular activities as drama, music, art. This makes for a more well rounded person and explores hidden talents and interests a person may have. I am a graduate of AJ as well as 5 of my brothers and 1 sister. My daughter had failed 9th at DA but at AJ they were able to get her caught backup with her grade level and she's making B's. Any school can have a A+ rating when they can throw out the students they don't know how to help!
—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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
16%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
78%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "F".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "F".

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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
19%
Biology I

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%
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 92%
White 4%
Hispanic 2%
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 30%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 5%N/A2%
Graduation rate 66%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%65%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 20%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. EVAN DANIELS
Fax number
  • (904) 630-6955

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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3816 North Main Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206
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