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Duncan U. Fletcher High School

Public | 9-12 | 2181 students

 
 

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Posted March 22, 2010

I am so glad my son got to go to this school.The teachers really care and my son loves this school.He has been here for 2yrs now and he has been doing excellent at this school.Compared to the school he use to go too.This school and the teachers are great.Thanks Fletcher for being a awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2009

Fletcher provides excellent opportunities for students motivated to take advantage of them. Unlike the magnet schools, it has true diversity in its makeup: there are black, white, rich, poor, smart, struggling, straight edge, druggies, etc., etc. If you want your child to learn how to live in a world filled with all kinds of people before they go out into that world alone after high school, then they would be lucky to attend this school. The faculty and administration are caring and supportive, especially if you are a parent willing to help out with the many activities offered for the benefit of the students. Involved parents always seem to get their concerns taken care of. Fletcher is the best school in Duval County for a motivated student to earn both AP and Dual Enrollment credit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

I am thoroughly impressed with the principal as he promotes trust and high achievment. The teachers are very high quality, particularly those teaching advanced placement. The Humanities and Statistics teachers are extraordinary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

Fletcher gives students oppurtuinities to do great things and has a extremly spirited atmosphere! Purple runs through our viens!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2009

This school is only good for one thing: the loss of innocence, I have known too many students that have been lost to a life of decadence. Now for the academics, anyone can pass there it's just that pitiful
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2009

Great academic program and students leave well prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

Fletcher has a great sense of community, and the teachers are on the whole really caring, and really seem to enjoy the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

We moved from North Carolina this year and my son is a senior at Fletcher. The staff was outstanding in making sure all credits were counted and very friendly. Big move for his senior year and students were very welcoming. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

Out of any school I've ever been to, Fletcher has got to be the best. There are enough incentives to keep students motivated, and the teachers work hard to make sure every student graduates. With such a wide variety of classes, it's easy to get your required credits without being forced to take a class you're really not interested in. Being less than two minutes away from the beach is just a plus, especially for those students who have nothing to do after AP testing. I love Fletcher, we defend the island, and we do it well. PURPLE PRIDE!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2008

I go to Fletcher and it is awesome!! The teachers are nice and helpful, the kids are great and there are a plethora of clubs to join in. There is noo way to be bored at Fletcher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2008

This is one of the best schools in Florida
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2008

Excellent with a capitial 'E'! this school has not only united the Beaches community, but has united students that go beyond the 'clique' boundary and truly show the power of the Purple Pride!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2008

I am a former student of Fletcher myself and though I have many fond memories, I didn't want that to be the reason I sent my child to the school. After researching other schools in the district, I learned that Fletcher competes on every level with the other schools. Fletcher has opportunities for scholars, athletes, dramatists, musicians, pre-law as well as the average student. That is why it has been one of only two schools in the district to take the failing school students until the 2009 school year when the district will also open Stanton, Paxon and Douglas Anderson, the other A rated schools, to the F school students who choose to go. Perhaps that will alleviate some of the overcrowding but Fletcher has long been the choice of many families because of the lack of comparable choices in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

I love Fletcher. It has some drawbacks like the overcrowding and how the school is too focused on the FCATs but all in all it has alot to offer. I am a 3rd generation student and I would never go anywhere else. I love the community and the laid back attitude. Plus I love wearing flip-flops to school. The teachers are great except a few who tend to pick favs and Principal Gilbert is awesome. They need another high school built to relieve some crowdness. But all in all, GO FLETCHER!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2008

After reading the other reviews posted, I am shocked that no one has loudly complained about the overcrowding at Fletcher. The large classes and overcrowded hallways,not to mention the quota amount of portables on campus, make this school lose out on much of its potential. The community at the beaches is close knit and very supportive of the school. I feel the biggest drawback is the number of students that attend versus the space available to house them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2008

Fletcher is a great school to go to, were offered great advantages in the ap area and were also offered interesting classes. The only problem is the attitude some of the students bring in. Since its at the beach theres a lot of kids who dont care about going to school,potheads, that distract other students. Also theres a problem with the whole bringing of the Northside kids into the school who cause conflict, like Fights all the time. Its rediculous that kids who arent even zoned for fletcher get to come here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2007

Fletcher is an amazing school no matter what race you are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2007

Great school, teachers and parent participation
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

If your child is of the African American culture be aware that the atmosphere is less than desirable regarding race relations at Duncan U. Fletcher. This is my daughter's 2nd year here and I am always having to remind her that there are still some very ignorant people to be tolerant of. We moved to Jacksonville from Ohio never dealing with such ideals from such a young group of americans.I am saddened but committed to the goal of creating an open-minded, tolerant vibe at Fletcher high one child at a time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2005

This is a good enviroment that I think is good for all kinds of leaning. My grandmother went here, my mother and I as well.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

560 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

522 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

524 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
92%
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.

581 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
21%
Biology I

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

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 72%
Black 14%
Hispanic 7%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 84%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 54%65%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%1%1%
Other degree 1%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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700 Seagate Avenue
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
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Phone: (904) 247-5905

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