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San Jose Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 818 students

 

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Posted December 3, 2013

The school is an okay school. They are lacking in organizational skills. The teachers are nice but assistant principle Jeravon Wheeler is extremely rude when talking to the parents. She could benefit from some type of customer service training. It is my opinion that you need to be able to communicate well with both students and parents when employed as a principle assistant or otherwise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

My children go there, and I am proud of the bi lingual education they are receiving. My children are making valuable friendships, and the curriculum is top notch. Love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

I have one child who recently graduated from San Jose and went all six years and another that will enter second grade there this year. The teachers and administration will do anything for involved parents. The principal, Mrs. Kemp, is fantastic. Your child can succeed there- my daughter earned two 4s and a 5 on her FCAT for 5th grade. Every teacher has worked with my girls to help them be successful, they only ask for cooperation at home too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2013

i attended this school for two years (from 4-5) and i am glad i did. i was involved in the wide selection of programs they offered such as safety patrol, morning news crew, violin, and arabic learning class. i also attended their extended day program where we got a whole period dedicated to doing our homework and getting help with it from staff. i also attended chess classes in extended day and we always got to go outside after our homework was finished. this school was a great prep for middle school and there were never any fights. it was always a great learning environment and the teachers, such as ms.jenkins, were very dedicated in teaching us and always making sure we did our best. there are music classes and talent shows and dances and its just an all around good environment. my fifth grade year here was the year i had my best teachers and i did more activities than ever. the diversity is also a god mixture. if you want your children to have a good elementary experience, send them here for sure.


Posted August 20, 2010

I enrolled my daughter and she is very bright. She is not genious, but she was reading at a second grade level in kindergarten. I asked how they would accomadate her. They said she will have lots of time to do advanced work. Also, they could test her to put her int he gifted program. I would pick her up and she said she worked all by her self all day because she knew how to complete the work. She often sat alone because the teacher had to help the others. The principal then refused to test her. After 5 weeks, we decided to omeschool her. SHe is at a third grade level in each subject and we offer sciences and history that the public schools here does not cover. They also fed her luch at 10:30 and she would not get to eat until I picked her up at 3:00.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

my daughter went to this school and last year she graduated from elem. its a really good school there all of fun actvities best school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

Parents, My 10 yr old came to this school with only 3 months left in the school year, the teachers the principle and the assistant principle took time out of their schedule to make sure my daughter caught up with the other students and before the school was out for summer vaction my daughter was on the A B honor roll ...and for that I feel that this school really care about its studentsand that this school is above average
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2004

Both of my children have attended San Jose and I have no complaints. My daughter has learned basic spanish in her extended day program and my son is in the gifted classes. My son's reading level is excellent for his age group. I have no worries at all , of sending my children to San Jose and take comfort in knowing that they are receiveing a good education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

I was very disappointed w/this school. I enrolled my kids in this school b/c of the Magnet Program. My children had several incidents of violent acts toward them. As a result of this, one of my children has become more aggressive. I witnessed an incident against another child on the playground. Four boys surrounded one boy. They threw him on the ground. One child then put his foot on the child's back. They began to hit him and throw dirt on the child. The teachers were standing together talking. I overheard some of the teachers say that it is the child's responsibility to act appropriately. When I and other parents brought the issue to their attention they made excuses. They say they want parental involvement. However, make us feel uncomfortable. Some of the teachers are really good. However, they are not backed up by the administration. Therefore, they feel helpless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My daughter is in the 5th grade, and this is her second year here. We love this school! Her two teachers are very warm, and caring. It's true that this is a only a 'C' school, but that is only because of the children who speak little if any English when they first get here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2003

The school is a 'C' rated school but my children (Kindergarten & 3rd grade) are receiving an excellent education at the school. The staff is attentive and concerned and really try to 'take care of' the kids and address all types of problems. Also, there are many students who don't know English and are from many foreign countries and I think that is why the school has a 'c' rating. How can you pass the FCAT if you're new to the country and aren't yet proficient in English? You can't. The grades are deceiving if you don't look at the overrall picture. If I could rate San Jose, I'd give it a B+
—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 58% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
39%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
27%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 30% 29%
Black 24% 23%
White 23% 42%
Asian 18% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 81%65%61%
Master's degree 19%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kristie Kemp
Fax number
  • (904) 739-5327

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5805 Saint Augustine Rd
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