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1925 West 13th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209

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(904) 630-6860
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October 08, 2014
This is arguably the best elementary school in Jacksonville. It is a gifted and talented magnet school that feeds ultimately into Paxon or Stanton. A student need not be gifted to get into the school, but there is a strong emphasis on academics, math and science. Homework is every night and students have to be willing to work hard. The teachers are hand picked by the principal and I would match them with any school. The principal is strict and there is not a discipline problem at this school.

- submitted by a parent

July 16, 2013
I'm a parent of a current student this school I have witnessed two principal changes in the last two years. The teachers & staff are very dedicated to the students. With the new principal in Ms. Blackshear I expect nothing less than the best. She has been a wonderful principal at the sister school RV Daniels up until this year when she has now become principal at Tolbert. She is not only driven by success but also exceeding in excellence. Mrs. Kimery is one of the best math teachers ever. I look forward to this upcoming school year.

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2013
Over the years the school is going downhill.The school is more of a baby sitting place with no challenging teaching.Teachers has no subject knowledge.Some studious children are there just to get an entry into James welden without any waiting,otherwise it would be always D school forever.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2012
i was a fifth grader this year but now im an eagle ive flown away from my little nest and i wanted to thank Mrs.Harter,Ms.Stewart,Mr.tai,Mrs.miller,and Mrs.harrison i love you all and i'm going to miss you all so very much i wish i could turn back time and change the way i was because i knew you all loved me and i love you guys so much miss harter you were like my second mother and i know i could come to you for anything wether its bad or good you were always there for me and right now im crying because while i was there i didnt show you guys enough respect if i could id do it right I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH and thanks foe making me the young woman i am today,LOVE BRIAUNCEY:)

- submitted by a teacher

May 06, 2011
This is a long time ago (mid seventies even!) and I want to say if Mr Lumpkin, Mrs Wooten, Mr Hanson, and Mrs Bowden are all still there thanks. Those are 3 great teachers and a great assistant principal. And a great Geography/History Teacher (sorry I forgot her name). Thanks! I haven't forgotten you. LOL, we students had fun and learned too.

- submitted by a community member
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October 01, 2008
I am disappointed with this school. We were so excited about going to Susie E. Tolbert. The curriculm has changed and we are not getting what we signed up for or what was promised.

- submitted by a parent
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September 14, 2008
This is a great school. The teachers are wonderful, caring and professional. The school is alway clean free of debris in the hallways. My kids rarely come home sickly. Keep up the good work! My kids now enjoy going to school.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2008
I think Susie E.Tolbert is a great school! The person who left the review about the classroom being half and half has obviously never had his or her children attend. The Magnet classes are filled with children who are either Gifted or Academically Talented. Like previously stated, there are some neighborhood children, who are either Gifted or Academically Talented who deserve the right to be there just as much as anyone else. Unlike the Reugular Ed program, this Magnet Program works at an accelerated rate and is usually a half year to almost a full year ahead. There are Regular Ed classes for the neighborhood kids who are not in the Magnet program. As a parent who's there several days a week, I've never seen a fist fight during school, but have seen a couple after school. The staff and teachers are great, and my kids love it!

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2007
Tolbert is not a gifted school. Only a few students are gifted. Every magnet classroom is comprised of half neighborhood students. Fights breakout daily in the hallways. The teacher turn over is high and there is no set curriculum nor curriculum flow from grade to grade. In my opinion, it is not worth the drive.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2006
Awesome kids giving awesome tours. Teacher/advisors are also very good.

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July 27, 2005
The thing that most impresses me about this school is the respect between staff and students. The teachers interact so respectfully with the students and with each other that the students seem to just naturally respect the teachers. I rarely see 'military style' leadership or the need for extreem discipline.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2005
There is not enough time spent at this school on the basices. It is called a gifted/academically talented but the curriculum is the same as all of Duval Counties. We had 13 field trips for second grade but not enough time to study math facts in class.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2004
The school offers a faster pace curriculum allowing the students to cover more throughout the school year. There are tons of projects included as part of the curriculum. I wish the school had more resources for the students, such as a computer lab, full-time art & music teacher. As a parent, if you select this school, be aware that you will have to supplement with other activities to achieve a well-rounded child.

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2003
I pulled all 3 of my daughters from a Private Episcopal Day School for the Public Magnet Program. I'm still not crazy about the neighborhood, but it is the BEST education available. I wish I'd started all 3 in Kindergarden. The teachers are WONDERFUL!

- submitted by a parent
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Susie E. Tolbert Elementary School
1925 West 13th Street, Jacksonville, FL  32209
(904) 630-6860
Last modified Susie E. Tolbert Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 3-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Susie E. Tolbert Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top