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Alfred I. Dupont Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 815 students

 
 

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Posted August 14, 2013

I haven't been to many public schools before. 6th grade was my first year in the government education system. Compared to my last school, this place is actually pretty good. However, it's far too strict. From what I know though, there are three types of public schools: overly strict ones, overly loose ones, and the ones in between. I bet there are some amazing public schools out there, but this isn't one. They take gender seperation way too far and some teachers don't seem to really be teaching the kids there much of anything. There's this one Math teacher that gives out candy like it's the day after Halloween and nobody came to his house. I'm going to this school for 7th Grade, but I don't plan on going for 8th if I can get out of it.


Posted July 24, 2013

The school is horrible. I found it boring because I am the type of person who liks to change things up once in a while and it seemed like it was the same thing every day. personally I would go to an other school in Jacksonville. Although I made plenty of good friends. I didn't like it. The teachers were ok. the staff like the janitor and other people were pricks. And Ms.Davis was the biggest biotch I ever met. I asked to go to the bathroom and I got suspended for three days for talking in the office. I HATE DUPONT


Posted February 20, 2013

I went to this school for sixth grade before I moved to CA. The school is very strict on everything. I mean the school is ridiculous. The gender separation and all. I almost felt like I lived in those Islamic countries. But, I believe it's all for our safety. But, if someone from another school or state came to this school they wouldn't be able to stand in here for even a day! There's also a Sheriff in the school. The teachers are good. Nothing with the staff or anything, the problem is with the students and the stupid rules. Bullying, drama, bad behavior, maybe thievery, not paying attention, not completing homeworks, dress code, and etc. Trust me, there's a lot more to say!


Posted February 2, 2013

I'm a student here and really disappointed in almost all of the teachers I have. I am in 6th grade and in lunch we're separated into different tables. Boys on one side and Girls on one side and it's like we're not going to do anything. The rules are strict and time outs we have are kind of ridiculous because they are for 3 year old and we should just be sent to the office if we miss behave like any other school we do. In the morning after we get off the bus the girls are sent to the auditorium and the boys are sent to the gym. What is the point of that? Why can't we go to our lockers in the middle of the day? What if we forget something in there that is really important? Some teachers really don't care about their students like how one kid in my class got injured and started crying but the teacher didn't care at all. Thank you for reading.


Posted January 10, 2013

Im i a current 8th grader in dupont middle school, i have been there since 6th grade. Dupont is a good school overall. Perhaps bullying is a big problem. I was bullied several times and i am one of those persons who don't just let this go. I went several times to guidance and tell them but the only thing the did was talk to the student which didn't solve the problem at al perhaps make it worse. Some teachers are the best like ms. havlykke, mr. combs, ms.royce and some other but some of them seem like they go to school to sit on their desk and eat snacks (Im not going to mention names) DuPont had great programs but due to lack of funds theyc cut out all the electives (no art, music etc). It has an ESOL program that is for kids for other languages is special class that focuses on teaching mainly english. Some staff are rude and dont help at all one of those administrators need to be kicked out like now is making the school go downhill. The new principal ms. barnwell is very nice she even opened a book club and has done a lot so far. i hope the school gets better


Posted October 29, 2012

My son is currently in school here and we are going to break our lease just to get away! Office staff is rude and doesn't have the answer for anything. Teachers will not reply to emails on why my sons grades are slipping. Kids seem out of control. It has been a nightmare. If you care about your child at all avoid this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

I loved this school! The rules were a bit stricted, but it kept everyone in order. I really liked how you had all of the same people in every single class for all three years. By the end of 8th grade you are like one big family! Another thing I like about it was how all the 6th graders were seperated from the rest of the school. The had a completely seperate building. But now I believe that the 8th graders are like that instead of the 6th graders. The teachers also try to make the drama as minimal as possible. At lunch boys and girls sit on seperate sides of the cafeteria and you cannnot get up unless you have permission.The teachers are also amazing teachers! I only had one bad teacher, which was my P.E. teacher, so it wasn't a huge deal. The only thing I didn't like is how we were not prepared for high school. Since we they were so strict on rules, it was a bit of a shock when we got to high school. If you go to Wolfson you are fine, it is pretty much the same, but if you go to a different school, it is overwhelming for the first few weeks, since you have so much freedom. But overall, it was a good school and I would reccomend it to any middle schoolers.


Posted March 24, 2010

see i am a student at duPont middle and the teachers are nice, but the kids are like crazy monkeys with there head cut off. its so much drama. i still like dupont so come.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2010

I love the teachers effort and the hardships that teachers have to go threw for us students and they have to have the same effort for all students they treat all the students the same and they show that they care in various wats in other areas students have to make a choice have a positive attitude for the people that care and teach you what you need to know to get our diploma!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2010

I love this school! The teachers are caring, the counselors are amazing, and you get to meet a great variety of people. I'm African American and Hispanic and alot of my friends are hispanic, Arabic, Asian, and some European. There is no racial tension in the school at all. Also, the school makes sure every student feels welcome in any way they can. The activites are amazing! The art and music teacher are what I say, the best in the county (maybe even Florida!). And the after school Team-Up program is great for help in school and life. Team- Up offers a wide range of enrichment activites to encourage kids to stay in school and off the streets. Teachers also try to make school fun by setting up fun themes on Fridays and special holidays so that kids may dress up. You defineitly should send your children here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2010

i am a current student now at dupnt and its a pretty good school except for the fights and all of the foul language. They have great teachers and good administrators but a horribale principal. The sports are good and have fun extra curricular activities. Overall its a good school with some good pros and cons.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2009

i think doupont is a nice school but there are too many fights and alot on bad students ,using unusive language..thank u ....
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2009

It's a very school. The teacher knew what they were doing. The lectures and homework assignments helped me in critical subjects which I need for my future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2009

I used to be a student at DuPont and it was a great school until we got a new principal. We had to get walked to our classes. Boys and girls couldn't even sit together at lunch! i did not like this and they had bus waves and i couldnt get out on first wave and had to wait a while till i could get out


Posted January 7, 2009

There's good things and bad things about this school. It's a good school, but there are things about it that I don't like. The good things are that they have great activities. The music teacher is amazing, she has a chorus and a bell choir and manages to keep everyone in line, and she cares about her students and what happens to us. The bad things are that the teachers don't pay much attention to what happens outside of their classroom - if it doesn't have to do with their class, they don't care, they say it 'isn't their problem.' Sometimes they treat us like we're still little kids. They walk us to our next classes, When we go to the bathroom we have to sign out with the time we leave and come back. I know they're just trying to keep us safe, but it seems like too much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2008

duPont middle school is a great school. The rules are a bit strict, but they keep everyone in order and usually on task. Also, the teachers are amazing, I couldn't ask for better teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2008

I this school i used to be a student a this school not to long ago they have great conselours,great staffs and this year the school has suceeded their way to be an 'A' school Go Dragons!!!!!! thx 4 all the support and u helped me out with teamp up great staff memebers and i duPont
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

Du Pont is a great school! I would reccomend your kids coming, so he/she will get a great education, and meet a variety of friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2008

No control over unruly students. Principal very narrow minded not innovative. Teaching staff very rule orientated, no room for thinking out of box, students stunted and seem to act out over discipline and not be reprimanded but staff is reprimanded for students behavior. Poor school.
—Submitted by a teacher


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


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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 64% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
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 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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