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S Bryan Jennings Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 497 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2014

This school was very disappointing. The teachers do not individualize the student's learning and every child has to conform to the student who needs the most assistance. End of the year ceremonies were in jeopardy as "the students who do not receive awards may feel bad." At a school event one evening, parents were smoking in the hallways and were very rude during the children's performance to the point the children could not be heard. This behavior was tolerated by administration. I am relieved my children will no longer have to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

I have 2 kids that currently attend this school. My daughter is in1st grade, my son is in 5th grade. I must say I am very disappointed in this school. There aren't enough character space for me to list all my disappointed. The experience my family and I have of this school since our kids started going here last year 2012 hasn't been a good one. The only positive thing I can say is that the assistant principal is great. Anytime I had a concern I always would speak to her instead of the principal. She in my opinion handled my concerns and I appreciated that. But that is not enough for my kids to attend next school year. So they will not return back to S.Bryan Jennings Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2010

I have found the communication at the school to be a bit lacking. I will get something sent home about a field trip, event or summer program and it will be missing all sorts of information. This happened numerous times in the year. Everytime I need to call to get more infomation. The office is very helpful though. The other issue that I have is volunteering. My husband and I both filled the volunteer form out at the beginning of the year and specifically told the teacher we were interested in participating in any way possible. We did not receive a call or note the entire year. I spoke with other parents that said the same thing. Volunteers can be such a great resource (more than a chaperone on a field trip): career day, parties, reading to the kids, projects, field day, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

My son is in the 6th grade at SBJ. He has attended this school since he was in kindergarten. I have always been very pleased with the school and the staff has always been willing to go out of their way to assist and help with my child's education. This is a wonderful school !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

The School and faculty are absolutely wonderful, However I am 'VERY' unhappy with the Principal Mr. Archibald. I am a parent of a child with learning disabilities. In the past two years we have had several issues with BULLYING on the school bus, and at school. Mr Archibald has been of no help to us, and always makes me feel like I am the offender, rather than the parent of the victim of bullying. Well, I now take my son to school and burn my own gas, instead of him having to take the bus and be harassed The few times my son has stuck up for himself he has been called to the office and was reprimanded. The reason I haven't switched schools is because my son has a trust between himself and his teachers. My sons teachers are exceptional, but I am NOT a fan of double standards!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2006

SBJ has been great with their academic programs. The school has quality teachers. Parent involvement is average. Extracurricular activities are available. The student to teacher ratio is low which is an avantage to both the teacher and the student. The teachers do show that they care about their students academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

I am so greatful to have my daughter in this school. Its her first year and I thought since she didnt go to preschool until she was 4 almost 5 and that she was shy would hurt her in school. But I was so blessed to have the teacher that she did. Her teacher took time out to get to know her and I am amazed at how much she has learned. They are very good with everything from beginning to end. Especially since I work full time and can't always be there for her, I am glad to know that I can communicate with the teacher in email as well. I am so happy that she is doing so well and will continue to do so. Her teacher even picked out next years teacher based on my daughters needs.
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Posted February 16, 2006

My daughter attended the school for 2 years; it was an amazing experience, especially because I was apprehensive about public schools. The teachers and curriculum are at a high standard and students are very much encouraged to be at their best full-time. Parents and teachers are communicating effectively and they know your child! The school actively seeks parent involvement and offers great rewards programs for the kids: every Friday a good student is awarded a 'goodie' which in turn drives them to participate more. The school has music and art to enhance your child's creativity - an artist of the week is picked and their work placed in the cafeteria for everyone to see. There are several court of awards per year and the PFA is very active throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2004

My children have attended SBJ for the last four years and my overall opinion is a positive one. The administration and teachers are supportive and very accessible. Disciplinary issues are handled swiftly and fairly with importance placed on overall safety. SBJ provides many and diverse after school programs. The children are encouraged to succeed and their successes are recognised and celebrated.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
67%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
96%

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 "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.

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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 46%
Black 29%
Hispanic 16%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 143%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%64%61%
Master's degree 36%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. TIFFANY OUTMAN
Fax number
  • (904) 213-3014

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Parent center
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Surfing

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
School leaders can update this information here.

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Parent involvement
  • None
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