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Englewood High School

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Posted June 9, 2014

my school is fun and that mostly depends on who you know. like if you make the right friends and you know the right people you will have a good time. and surprising when first attended i thought the kids were going to be rude and mean and dump us in trash cans but I was wrong. Most of the time they are friendly and they are curious about you like you are curious about them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2014

A very good school it has turned around a lot in the past few years and improved in academics and is trying to achieve a higher academic proceed.


Posted August 1, 2013

So far so good for Englewood. The office staff was very professional when my daughter and I went the check into registering with them and it seemed like they had control over what the students were or were not doing. Just remember this was our first time there and she will be a freshman this year so we shall see what the rest of the school year brings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2013

I attended this school, didnt enjoy the majority of the students but my guidance counselor was amazing and she still helps me out with everything .It was difficult for me to imagine college with my financial situation but she helped me get scholarships to pay for my college and I am SO thankful. She went above and beyond to ensure I would have a good future. And I am so happy that there was an angel in that school and she chose to watch over me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2012

This school was terrible. I attended it for ONE day before telling my parents I could not go there. I could see my education going down the toilet. The math teacher (for 11th grade-algebra 2) was teaching material I remember learning in middle school. They teach to the test, and the tests test to the dumbest. I remember one teacher sitting at his desk the entire class period reading the news paper. The environment was scary, I was scared for my safety. This school is a holding cell for kids before they turn 18 and can be thrown into jail. The staff is (mostly-there was one counselor I was very thankful for) unhelpful and uncaring. I was greatly disappointed, because I was very excited for the "oh-so diverse" atmosphere I had heard about. Although it IS diverse, it is not worth ruining your future to go here, though I know there are not other options for some people, and for that I am sorry.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2011

I graduated in 2003. Englewood was a great school back then, but I am sad to say that since I've graduated the feedback I've gotten about the school suggests that it has gone downhill very fast in the last 8 years. What a shame. We used to have great professors and the student body was pretty good. The administration was very caring for the students, though I've heard from current students that is no longer the case. There are still a few teachers and administrators from my era, but most have moved on and it seems like the ones they have been replaced with are horrendous.


Posted August 5, 2011

I am very disappointed in the school. Some of the administration are in a power trip and don't care about the students' best interest. Some of the teachers are verbally abusive. Many of the students are violent and abusive as well. There are far too many fights. I have met a couple of great teachers, however, and I think the principal is trying. I feel sorry for the decent kids and teachers. I am trying to get my sons out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2010

This is the best school ever because kids are mean, I quit this school after repeating 9th grade.... kids always talked badly about me, teachers didnt even notice. some dude picked me up and put me in the class room. the teenagers who go to this school are whores, bullies, meanies. a teacher blamed something on me, but it was my desk neighbor who did it..... I think the teachers only pay attention to the work they give, not the students


Posted January 16, 2009

i go to EHS , and its amazzzzing. i was the new to the school ( came in during the 2nd nine weeks) and at first it was so different. but after a week or so, learning where every thing was, i fel madly in love with this school. teachers are so nice, and students here can be mean, but overall are pretty nice. i love engle wood high. i cheer for EHS, and when we are at games, every one gets into it. we dont have the best sports... but we have the best sportsmanship. not to say that we need some more... team spirt? but if the kids at this school would just put in some love for the school, we could become the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2008

this school is not a place where parents should send their children . we are behind in everything we do. some of the teachers treat students rude. school is a place where you are suppos to be happy to learn new things. but unlike Englewood you feel like you are in jail .....
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2008

I am currently a senior at Englewood HS and i am truly unmotivated. When i was a freshman our principle was envolved in our school and commended us on us doing well, he gave us small insenives. If we recived A's on our report cards that group of kids would go to Outback. We also had RAM X cards for meeting a certian criteria on our FCATS. IF we got this card we had free admission into all home activaties in sports, discounted tickets for dances and could leave class one min early. now we dont have any of that. and I feel, as well as others that our principle now just complains on what we do wrong. He is our leader, and we used to look up to our old Principle Mr.Kemp as a friend that we highly respected. Dr.Brenan is our voice, and it's painful. -BM
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2008

Englewood is a good school for students, but if your kids are straight A's or B's student. This school might not be for you. The pace of the education level is super low and it's a turn around school. Try other schools or magnets school like Paxon High School or Staton Prep High School. This school is unsatisfying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

I've taught at Englewood for 21 years. We've changed a lot since I started, but the emphasis is still on producing quality students who will make exceptional citizens. We have a VERY diverse community with over 21 countries represented and over 75 languages spoken at home. We have award winning programs in ESOL, Autistism, and Army JROTC. Interested? Give us a call!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 16, 2007

This school provided me with a very positive and fun learning environment.My teachers there were very dedicated to helping me especially Ms. Robinson-9th grade algebra my fav.teacher of all time.The principal Dr. Brenan seems to be alright.Safety and discipline here are good. Friends were really easy to make here and you seem to fit in easily.You also have the option to stay in the courtyard for lunch which rocks. At englewood you recieve swift repurcussions to your actions.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2007

Englewood high school has a great JROTC program. they are instructed by Sergeant Major Leonard Romain and Lieutenant Colonel Mark Perry. They won the National Drill meet in Daytona Florida. my son being the commander, i hold much pride.i believe that the program didn't get the recognition that it deserved. No other time in the length of Englewood JROTC or in Jacksonville has there ever been a team to win first place at the National Level. The Jacksonville Times Union should write something about it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 20, 2007

Englewood High School has greatly improved over the last 2 years since Dr. Alvin Brennan took over as principal. We nicknamed him Joe Clark after the character in the movie 'Lean on me'. If you saw the movie then you understand what I'm saying. My son is a senior this year and he recently signed with the Naval Academy. Before he signed he met with Dr. Brennan along with the recruiter form the Naval Academy. Dr. Brennan has an open door policy with the kids, parents and teachers. I think Englewood has a great staff that really cares about their students and, they're steadily improving under the leadership of a great principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

I do not believe Englewood High School was a motivating enviroment for my children. They came from Catholic school and it was culture shock. I would recommend a magnet school or private school, if possible. Parental involvement is not good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2005

I think Englewood is a great school. Mr Kemp has made wonderful changes for the school. My daughter is a senior this year, and has great memories of her high school years. I just have one comment on the teachers, some of them need to retire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

Great school with varied activities and a challenging academics course.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2005

englewood offers great academic classes including advanced placement and honors courses. the teachers are wonderful helpful and caring. they even provide after school study sessions for the advanced placement testing. the children are friendly and well rounded so discipline is not a problem.
—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 2014.

442 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

438 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

458 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
77%
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 84% in 2012.

418 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "C".
  • 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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
13%
Biology I

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

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%
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
White 35%
Black 33%
Hispanic 21%
Asian 8%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 35%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 67%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%65%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. COREY WRIGHT
Fax number
  • (904) 739-5324

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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  • Cross country
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Swimming

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