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Susie E. Tolbert Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 287 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 6, 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.


Posted October 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted January 30, 2006

Awesome kids giving awesome tours. Teacher/advisors are also very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 5, 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


Posted 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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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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
69%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
97%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 71%
Asian 21%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 48%65%61%
Master's degree 52%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Jacksonville, FL 32209
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