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Bayview Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 390 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Bayview Elementary is a wonderful school. The teachers are the most caring I have met in a long time. My grandson is happy and thriving there. I love it and the important thing is he does too.


Posted October 27, 2013

I once rated this school as 5 however I am sad to say that I have no rating that ended this year with the change in principal and one other school employee's attitude has ruined this once role model school where children looked forward to going to class on a daily basis. Today most students dread having to come to school at all. There are very little reward programs all PTA participation and requests for Holiday parties is cut off as much as possible the Principal is against any kind "fun" activities at all. Some of my fondest memories are the holiday plays and such these children have very little memory this year thus far to take through life with them. They get to remember a principal acting as drill sergeant her and her troop walking around with clip boards to punish children if they even think about doing anything wrong.


Posted June 25, 2013

This is the worst school my kids have ever gone to the communication is horrible ,I never knew what was going on with any events ,I was never asked to show I'd when picking up my children getting in contact with the principe was impossible . My daughter's second grade teacher was the worst she was very unorganized and alway screaming at the children .my child failed her class all year with" tutoring" ! It was like she went to school and learned noting all day. I moved just so my kids don't have to attend this school . This school did have some good staff but over all this was a horrible year attending Bayview .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2013

I went here as a kid and it was great! I've yet to this day meet any teachers that cared as much as these ones did.


Posted August 27, 2012

Both of my children attend this school and they love it. There is a new prinicipal that has been there for the past 1 1/2 year and she is very interactive with the parents and students. I have never seen a prinicpal that involved with the school and strives to have everyone be successful and I love that! The principle is very sweet and greets all the parents and children with a "Good Morning" and a smile. I also love one of the first grade teachers, she has an amazing spunky personality, shes is very friendly and makes sure to break down material to the students as simple as she can so that they can understand it easily. I am very pleased with this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

I love the way the teachers really care about they children and so patiently.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

My child has special needs. the teachers needs more professional growth hours in dealing with ADHD children s. when teachers are not train to work with children with special needs the school year for the teacher, child and parent will become a nightmare. the child self esteem is damage, the child is label as a trouble child. this is not fair to everyone that is involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

My son attended Bayview for K-2. We had some excellent teachers and ESE teachers. The principal and school counselor are excellent. My son has ADD and the school worked with us in creating an IEP that suited his needs. However he still suffered, falling behind in math. My son needs more one-on-one teaching which just isn't possible in a public school even with well meaning teachers. Overall, I was satisfied with Bayview but it just did not suit our needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

Debbie in the office is an exceptional associate and has taken very good care of all of my childrens needs for 4 years....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

This is a great school! The staff that I had any contact with was excellent! Mrs. Isele, Mrs. Bransford, Mr. Godbold, Mrs. Jackson, Mr. Ellison, Mrs. Trembley, Mrs. Hamner, and the nice lady in the front office were all FABULOUS! I could not complain about any of the schools staff. Wonderful, I would reccomend Bayview to anyone! My child started as a less than average student and by the end of his second year there, he finished with test scores on TOP of his class and has done it again this year. I must credit this to the caring and wonderful staff, this is more than just a 'JOB' to them. A+++++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

Excellent school, excellent staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

This is a great school if you don't care about the education that your child receives. The teachers that I had the 'pleasure' of dealing with lacked the drive that it takes to teach our children for the future. The main goal was getting them to the next grade, not making sure that they learned the material for life. I find it hard to have confidence in an educational program that will allow a six year old to virtually take control of the classroom on a daily basis and disregard it as the parents responsibilty to make sure that it doesn't happen. Also alarming is the number of grammatical and spelling errors that make it home to the parents in teacher/parent correspondance. It makes me wonder if the teacher is teaching my child proper English. I think Bayview Elementary needs a little education of its own.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "C".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 43%
Black 39%
Hispanic 10%
Two or more races 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%65%61%
Master's degree 30%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. BRENDA M JORDAN
Fax number
  • (904) 381-3919

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3257 Lake Shore Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32210
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