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Venetia Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 432 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 4, 2005

Venetia leaves a little to be desired. The school is unecessarily strict. Often thru the day the children sit on the floor. In the morning while waiting for teachers to allow them in the classroom. After lunch while waiting for their teachers to get them from the lunch room and during these times often other students are diciplining/watching the kids who are sitting. I have seen this go on for two years and feel it is not appropriate to say the least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

So far I do not have any issues with the school. My daughter teacher lets me know how she is doing and if she needs any improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

My children were re-zoned to this school, a fact which I was not informed of until 1 week before school started. I have not received any information regarding this school, or any feedback from the teachers. I get a smiley face or a frown, no personal notes. I would like to know how and what my children are doing everyday. I understand the teachers have more than one student, but how am I supposed to help my child if I have no clue what is going on in the classroom?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

the class size is well above 22 students per class the data on this site is not accurate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

Parent involvement is not what I would expect, I personally blame part of this on the school office. Each year I fill out a form stating what I would volunteer to help with. Not once in 3 years has a teacher called to say Yes please come help do this. This year when the teacher told me that she had no room mother I asked what about the form. They didn't give them to her. I also believe that more parents would show support for their honor students if the awards programs were not at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Why not in an evening? Maybe put the awards before the PTA meeting. Although the PTA meetings hardly ever bring up any issues that involve parent involvement. My second complaint... which I'm known for is the lunches. The younger students eat first, but by time the older students get to lunch the 'menu' has changed because they run out of what was forcast as the meal of the day... or (and I've been to many a school lunch) it's burnt. A balanced meal is NOT mashed potatoes or tater tots with pizza. Why not serve fruit that isn't brown from sitting out for hours? I now send sack lunches.


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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "C".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 45%
Black 36%
Hispanic 7%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%65%61%
Master's degree 40%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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4300 Timuquana Road
Jacksonville, FL 32210
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Phone: (904) 381-3990

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