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Orange Park Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 519 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 21, 2014

I went to this school for 6 years. I can proudly say i will be graduating this year with straight As. The teachers help prepare you for the real world and high school. They help you be better organized in keeping up with all of your work. The teachers help the students to be better educated. Like myself who could not read or write till the 3rd grade. They helped me tremendously better understand reading and writing. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a place to send their children.


Posted April 18, 2014

My both kids are in this school for 4 yrs. Good , kind, easy going teachers. I gave 100% to school . Highly recommended
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

Absolutely best school.teachers put their complete effort to help a child improve their grades.my kid goes to third grade and I have seen how the teachers take effort to help the kids to qork hard motivate them to study.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2013

Best school ever, but you need to participate and be envolved in your child's education. Everyone wins then!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2012

Absolutely the BEST SCHOOL EVER! Its a public school but kids must be selected from the lottery held in early March. Every day teachers send home a folder that must be intialed. The folders provide a quick and direct communication with parent and teachers. Parents are required to do 9hrs of volunter time but items requested from teachers counts as time. So does having lunch with your child or attending a skating party. ITs sooo easy to get time. OPE has after school clubs for every grade such as chorus, jogging club, tumbling class, art club, yearbook, and much much more. Safety patrols will walk young kids to their classes after parent drop them off and there is patrols at the Kindergarder classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

This is our 2nd yr at this school. Our son is in 1st grade and we just are so pleased with Mr.U and everyone at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It has caring teachers, keeps grades up, teaches manners as well as studies and keeps winning awards!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

My daughter is in her 4th year at OPE. You will not find a better public school and I would say you would be hard pressed to find a competitive private school. Parent involvement is mandatory here and is what drives this school. The teachers are all dedicated and even the principal knows the name of every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

This is our 2nd yr at this school. Our son is in 1st grade and we just are so pleased with Mrs. Stokes and everyone at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2008

We are very happy with our decision to place our children here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

This is our third school in three years and we could not be happier. The administration and even other teachers know the students by name and really make each student feel at home. I have been so impressed with the personalized attention and love displayed at OPE. We don't ever want to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

There are 4 classes for each grade. A school with a big heart. The principal and vice principal really try to learn all the students in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

I have 3 children in school here , 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade. I have been very pleased with each of my children's progress. The campus is small and has only up to 4 classes per grade. The principle and vice principle know all of the kids by name. Academically OPE is among the highest scoring schools in Clay County on the FCAT. I feel that the school does prepare the students for testing but enriches their studies outside the the scope of testing as well. We have a great music program during school hours as well as a extra curricular chorus. Art is currently unavailable since Technology (computers) is mandatory. However there is talk of incorporating an after school art program. Sports are well-incorporated into the school curriculum and there are after school activities. Parents are what make this school what it is. I cant say that enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

OPE is a wonderful school. The teachers and administration work together to help make it a successful school. OPE holds high expectations both academically and behaviorally. The small environment is beneficial to the students. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2005

There is a high amount of parent participation. This helps to make this an incredibly great school. The parents have a genuine interest in the education of the children. This allows the teachers to reach some great heights in academic progress with each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

This school is great. There are a lot of great opportunities for kids to better themselves. This school also promotes parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

Parent involvement is a top priority here. I have been here with my kids for 12 years now and the parents are what make the difference. We are small and we are family ! Academically a great place to learn, could use more space for PE and art and music.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

we have been very happy at OPE, every teacher has been wonderful. my son has scored very well on fcat and loves school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

OPE is an excellent school. My daughter started there a year ago and I have not been disappointed. It is by far one of the finest schools in Clay County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2004

This is the second year my grandchildren have attended this school. What a treasure we have found! Awesome faculty, committments enforced, extracurricular activities great. The physical education teacher at this school has set up an outstanding program! Quality physical education curriculum taught, student adaptations excellent, and an unbelievable extracurricular program. Well worth the long drive.


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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%
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 53% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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

Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Biology I

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

2013

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
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 78%
Black 7%
Asian 5%
Hispanic 5%
Two or more races 5%
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 80%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%64%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1401 Plainfield Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
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