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Neptune Beach Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 932 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 24, 2013

Neptune Beach Elem. has a staff of caring individuals ..... teachers and program sponsors, including scouts and patrols at the 5th grade level. I signed in as a parent but actually am a great grand mother and assist in afterschool pick up and as many fund raisers as I am able.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

This school is such a disappointment. They failed to acknowledge issues my daughter had been diagnosed with and said that until she failed there was nothing they could do - even worse her 3rd grade teacher picked on her for said issues in front of her whole class!! The best decision I ever made was pulling her out of Neptune.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My daughter is starting kindergarten this year and she just loves it! The teachers here are great and make learning so fun for the kids! Even the bus drivers are awesome! I've met with most of the staff and so far there isn't anyone I don't like!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

this school was wonderful to go to as k-5 student there I loved the experience. the staff was amazing, I could tell they all had a genuine love of children.


Posted August 19, 2013

I went to neptune beach el. for 5 years and the school has great kind teachers that will give your kids a amazing experience and prepare them for each grade. It is a safe school that has many saftey patrols to whatchover the young students and a group of great staff at command. They have great teachers at each grade,in my opinion mrs.vicky kennedy is the best teacher of this schools staff and is good with all her students.


Posted December 30, 2012

I love this school. My son has grown so much here thanks to the caring, well trained staff. A real family feel for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

Great school, great teachers, fantastic ESE staff! Hoping the new leadership for 2010-2011 school year promotes a fresh new attitude of teamwork towards staff, parents and most especially, the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

This has been an excellent school with fabulous teachers. Their extended day program has also been exceptional. I feel my child has gotten as good of sn education here,as when he has attended private schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

This is our first year at Neptune Beach. I have one child in 3rd grade and one in 5th. I heard so many good things about this school, and I keep trying to have a positive outlook, but it's fading fast as the year comes to a close. My 3rd grader has been fortunate enough to have wonderful teachers who have worked with her and are a pleasure to deal with. And my 5th grader, fortunately, has two teachers; otherwise the year would be a total loss. His homeroom teacher is just a waste of time. I've made only one attempt to conference with the principal, but have yet, after almost two weeks, to receive an appointment. Most of the staff are parent-friendly, which has helped, but I have had occasions where a teacher and the asst. principal have been disrespecful. So I'm trying to keep an open mind ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

I have a child that attends Neptune Beach Elementary in grade K. I am becoming less and less happy with this school. I find that some of the staff including the Assistant Principal Bonnie Palmer speak to parents and students with disrespect and disregard for their feelings. They seem very agitated and unhappy with their jobs. They really need to change their attitudes or find other work. When it comes to homework for grade K there is a lack of communication. The best thing about this school is that my son has many friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Neptune Beach has provided my child with a loving and caring environment to learn! A++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Neptune Beach Elementary School gives the students there the very best there is to offer in education and caring help from the faculty.


Posted July 6, 2009

Hi..I was a student at this school for my whole Elementary school years. The teachers are great! When they teach, the compare something to something totally ridiculous. But kids will remember these ridiculous things! They are very good teachers. And the students there are so smart! The principal is the best principal you could ever have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2008

Not to happy with the assisgnments in Grade K. Neptune Beach sends home plenty of flyers but they implemented a rule that grade K does not get homework. What they get instead is a calendar of random activies to do. So in any case I as the parent have no idea what subject, letter or number they are working on in class. This is hendering for me because if I knew what the activies for the week were I could re-enforce them at home. I know that Duval County has School Notes where the teacher can utilize the web to let us know the weekly activities. This would still utilize the money savings with paper but still inform us on how we can help as parents. So far not to happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

We love this school!! A++++ The special needs teachers are awsome!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

This is a great school! My kid attends an ESE class. Teachers and therapists are excellent. There is a lot of communication between teachers and parents. My kid loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

I love this school. I'm very pleased with it. I've never had a bad experience with anyone here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2007

My kids attended NBE this past year and we love it. The principal is awesome and I can not say enough about all the teachers. The teachers care about the kids and make learning fun. I am very impressed. My second grader required a little extra help in reading and math and they were able to give it to her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

This is my daughters first year at Neptune Beach and we both love it! She likes her teachers as well as I. I like the fact that the school has so many different programs for the students to get involved in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

The school is one of the best in the area. Caring teachers, great location.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
84%
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

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
97%

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

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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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 62%
Hispanic 15%
Black 12%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%65%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1515 Florida Boulevard
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
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Phone: (904) 247-5954

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