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Terry Parker High School

Public | 9-12 | 1578 students

 

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Posted July 10, 2013

I just finished my first year at Parker as a freshman. I honestly love it. I think that we have a lot more going for us than people are giving us credit for. Sure we aren't the greatest but we aren't the worst. We have some very great teachers and students here. One of the students just won the Gates-Millennium Scholarship. We have a very good football and AMAZING basketball and baseball teams. We also have lots of sports teams, clubs, and electives to choose from. We do have and IB program and AP classes for all grades.There are hard working students, but like all public schools, we have the one who need a little help, if you will. We have school spirit like any other high school. Pep rallies are the most fun, especially when you are painted with Parker colors with your best friends cheering on your own school. It really is a great school. if you are thinking about going here, you'll definitely be welcomed by at least one person. And one thing I like about this school, is that we don't have the cliche popular girls, jocks, and nerd social statuses. We are all weird and different in our own ways. My only complaint is that Duval Schools need to be more proactive about our grounds.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2012

Terry Parker has a lot of potential. We've got IB that's going to bring our grades up immensly. The class of 2015 also has a good amount of brainiacs who are extraordinarily great at testing. It just REALLY needs to be kept up with on the building. That's a big one for me, PLEASE go for the new appliances and building up-keeps. The children who don't have any class are the ones who fight, and they get made fun of for it plus you know, security. So, I think eventually kids will get there acts together as Terry Parker becomes one of Jacksonvilles best! I love my teachers, and love all of the extra curicular activities too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2011

this school isnt the best but people its not the schools fault that there fights and drama


Posted July 27, 2011

THIS IS A BAD SCHOOL IF I HAD TO RATE THE SCHOOL I WOULD GIVE IT A 1 OUT OF 10 BECAUSE THEY HAVE BAD STUDENTS THERE TEACHERS THEY USE INAPPROPRIATE LANGUE . MY DAUGHTER USE TO GO THERE UNTIL SHE GOT JUMP BY THIS GIRL NAME JASMINE . THIS IS A BAD SCHOOL NEVER LET YOUR CHILD GO HER THEY WILL BE IN A ON SAFE ENVELOPMENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BAD SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

Terry Parker represents the Arlington community--diverse, civic pride that's fallen on hard times, economic struggles. There are a lot of hurting kids but there are also really talented kids--in the arts, academics, sports. I am impressed with the commitment of the teachers; several are Parker alumni and are there for the kids. It is a safe school under the leadership of Mr. Davis. Make sure to take the hardest classes you can manage and you'll find other students who he found a core of kids he want to learn--Parker has AP, IB, dual enrollment, Fl virtual school options.. My son came from a challenging private school overseas and at first he was shocked by the way classes were so easy and student's attitudes so bad, but he found some through band that are good kids also. He became more self-motivated and is taking Algebra II online. Sure, public school can wear you down but it's also a way to expose yourself to diversity and others less fortunate. Parent involvement, like at many high schools, is low, but there are core parents who are really there too. We are moving to Springfield but our son wants to continue at Parker.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2011

I came to TP two days in a row to get help for my cousin. The Wizard of Oz (Principal Davis) was out both days. The guidance counselor insisted we have an appointment though we were right in the office. I'll tell you one thing though who ever they have contracted to wax the floors, they are waxed really good. Other wise, The school reception is HORRIBLE.


Posted October 13, 2010

take extra care to help children
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Posted March 8, 2010

This School is Horrible. The Teachers Are to afraid to teach they way they are suppose to. The Administrators wont let them have fun while teaching their students. The Discipline is awful. They Should discipline students the same if they do the same thing, especially together. I Learn More Out of School Rather Than in it. This School Is horrible, and if it was my choice I wouldn t go here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2009

Everyone at the school needs to be trained on how to treat students with ADHD. Suspending them is not the answer. Yes, the teachers and some staff seem to be stress out or just unconcerned! I am not satisfied with this school at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

my son graduated from TPHS last year. It was not a bad school, but it was not a great school either. Most of the teachers did not seem to care, there was little communication between the school and home. I was not happy with it, overall. I will not be allowing my other children to go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

My daughter is a junior at Terry Parker, it is an average school at best. They have a few great teachers but the administration is horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

This is an o.k. school my child has so many friends and really seams to love it there so as long as she's o.k. im satisfied
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

i'v been attending this school for 3 years, and is very disappointed about how the school is being raned, and the lack of teaching from the teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2008

I went to Terry Parker for 6 months and I like it. Im from Oklahoma and I had a great time the teachers were great and the students were very nice....
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2007

The school needs to follow rule on discipline for all students. Teacher should not have to put up with unruly students. There very disrespectful (students).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

Terry Parker is not a good school. My son has started failing this year. Teachers don't care or call you. No detention (no funding for it) I am putting my child in private school next year or moving!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2007

Teachers appear to be stressed out. They are standoffish. The PTA seems to be non-existent. I paid my dues months ago, however I have never seen or heard anything from them, despite my calls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2006

I'm an '06' graduate of a Terry Parker, and my 4 years there were the best 4 years of my life. The teachers, and academics are amazing.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 11, 2006

Terry Parker is a great school that works hard to educate and help students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

Both my children went to Terry Parker High School..and lucky for me they are at UNF..That school is a dissappointment to me.
—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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
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 84% in 2012.

416 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%

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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
20%
Biology I

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

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
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 State average
Black 51% 23%
White 33% 42%
Hispanic 9% 29%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 72%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%65%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%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 12%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Scott Schneider
Fax number
  • (904) 720-1700

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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7301 Parker School Rd
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