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Alfred I. Dupont Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 815 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
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Posted October 3, 2007

The new system of escorting students between classes prevents arguing and fighting within student body. The elimination of honors and advanced classes is not working as the teachers can't teach them properly. They are forced to 'teach down the middle' while some students are not learning and others are simply bored. Is it expected that the students will work together to teach and learn from each other? This is unfair to our students as they are missing valuable pieces of education, and even more frustrating for teachers who don't know 'how' to teach many levels of students simultaneously. They need to group the students according to their level as these children are either denied reaching full potential and lower levels are not receiving individual attention they need for better learning. Also, not allowing chorus/band and other field trips for our children is completely incomprehensible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

A new principal at a school with so many problems is incomprehensible. DuPont needs a strong leader who is willing to raise the level of expectation. Assignments are overly simplistic. Behavior problems and distractions in class keep the few who really want to learn from being successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

I have one daughter that went to DuPont 7th and 8th grade and is now at Paxon going into the 9th grade. She did great at DuPont and is going into Paxon's IB program. My second daughter is now in the 8th grade at DuPont and has been there since the 6th grade. She has also done very well and we have had very few problems with discipline at the school and it has been very safe for my daugters. There is a new principal and she has implemented some new programs that is supposed to allow the children easier access to their lockers and bathrooms. They are doing this by allowing only one grade to change classes at a time so that the halls are not packed. We will see how this really works.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

After 2 years of unprofessional actions of facutly members, the inaccessability of teachers and the consistent threats and acts of violence from the numerous thugs, I am withdrawing my child, and home schooling him. He'll be safer. Don't send you kids there. It's a time bomb....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2006

As a former student and parent,duPont middle is an exceptional school. duPont has an incredible standard, advanced, and honors program. The athletics are well coached, and developmental to children. -Cheyenne Dupee
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

The school is extremely strict due to children with poor behavior at this school. There is little parent participation and it is much needed. The scheduling system needs revamped. More teachers need to participate in schoolnotes.com at this school for better parent communication. It is hard to see if your child is truly doing their homework or not if you can not have access to what assignments they should be doing. Teachers are diverse here - really dedicated, teaching too long here, too passive, or are just there for a paycheck. Parents need to be more involved and be allowed to come to school as if it were elementary again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2003

We've been very happy with the teachers. They really understand middle school kids and are very patient. The music program is superb!! Athletics are very good, too.
—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 53% in 2014.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

275 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

262 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

247 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

258 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

255 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
71%
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 78% in 2012.

283 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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 44%
White 29%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%65%61%
Master's degree 27%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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2710 Dupont Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32217
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