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Jones High School

Public | 9-12 | 768 students

 

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Posted Friday, August 22, 2014

My story continues... I have written a letter also to send to the Florida Department of Education on behalf of my children and other children and parents whom feel helpless. This is the type of dogma that we are expected to agree to because, it's how they feel it should be but, I am not out to hurt the school but, my kids have been put out of their school because of their disabilities. Tampa schools go to the limit for all of their students, and that's the way that it should be. For every child and parent that has been hurt by Jones in order to receive an A and the big bonus check that comes with it, I promise to fight for your rights to be treated fairly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

I am currently graduated from Jones High School, with a honor's diploma on the previous date of June 6th 2011. My school is a great school, I had passed the reading FCAT with a 3 and the math with a 4. I also had a 6 on my Writing scores. They work hard to teach us at Jones but it's the children who come and don't try to put in good effort that also reflects on the school scores, and gives it the "bad name". No one should label JHS from it's past reputations. I am attending Bethune Cookman, and working on completing my life long goals. As long as everyone at 801 S Rio Grande stay focused as Mrs. Poteat would say they'll be just fine!!! BB
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2010

J-High is a great school that goes unsung! We lost a great Athletic Director Mr.Grier!!! Overall Jones is a good school and the students are trying hard.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 29, 2010

Jones High School despite all the criticism it recieves from the media continues to be a well rounded place of high achievement. Students there recieve a quality education as well as a fun learning experience. Trust Me im a former student and loved it!


Posted March 14, 2010

And, if you are not at Jones High School from 7:20 am to 2:35 pm, you have no room to talk about the 'type of people the students are.' Nor, should you have anything to say period, because you are not there on a day to day basis. And in regards to the students thinking that athletics is the only thing out there for them: false. The coaches are instilling otherwise in their players. All sports players attend tutoring before being allowed into practice. So, how about that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

Jones is the best kept secret. This school has made me feel warm and fuzzy ! my son loves it and there are so many programs, every black kid should go to jones, they will get you to college, it is like a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

I am a student at Jones High and at first I was skeptical about attending Jones but after my freshman year there i found a home in Jones. Jones is filled with many opportunities that may not have been available to me at another high school. I'm truly glad I gave Jones a chance and came here to further my education. It is not what many outside people think it is. Trust me, I know because I used to be one of them. So, on that note, give Jones a chance when sending your child to high school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2008

i love jones high its such a great schools i love all my teachers and can talk to them personally and i think the best teacher i've had is a teacher there and her name is mrs.bell
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2007

I feel that anyone who is not at Jones High School every single day has no right to speak ill of the school. I think Jones High is a great school, one of the best. Just because the school has a D grade(missed a C by a few points) on the FCAT, you cannot say that all the kids are all D students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2007

This school really needs to do more work. The scores for the FCAT are unexeptable. The students need more influence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

I am currently a student attending Jones High school. I received a 5 on the FCAT writing and 4 on both the FCAT reading and math. I have a 3.6 unweighted GPA. I know I will be attending A college or university. Jones has provided me with the education and information to succeed. Jones has even taken me to a variety of college campuses consisting of; The University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, University of Tampa, Velincia, Flagner, and many more. Even though my parent isn't involved in the school, she is involved with me. It hurts me to hear these comments saying Jones is a bad school and you should attend another school. I love Jones. Even though I don't plan on living in this area in about 10 years, my future children will attend Jones High School and so will my children's children.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2007

Jones offer a wealth of advantages for students who wants to learn. don not take this advantage for granted.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2007

I think that Jones High School is still a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2006

I feel that the blame should be the parents. They are the ones that should be providing support and feedback to their children about the importance of school. Yes you have athletics but what do these children have to connect with society, it sure isn't the entire kids. You must admit that these childs are not bad kids, there are some that want to learn and some that do not. Dr. Williams is a fine principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

I seriously believe that Jones High have quality teachers in place that care about the well being and educational development of the students. However, the school has been hijacked by the football program. The students have been led to believe that success can only come in the form of athletics thus most do not apply themselves academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2006

Jones High School is going down hill. years ago it wasnt that bad. but if things keep going the way it is, it will remain the worst high school in orange county. if you want ur child to get a great education in a orange county high school look in to Winter Park high school (an A school), Timber Creek (is a B school), or University High School, because of its out standing IB and Global Tech magnet programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2006

Jones Jones Jones! Wake up people and parents.Its not the school its the students and the parents that I blame for Jones down fall.The school board has done what they could to provide services for the students.The teachers have spent their long days and and evening to see that their student is learnig.Where are the parents ? Yes some, a small few of parents are dedicated to their children as well as others education.Now you have parents who just can't read or write and think any type of help is an insult.Parents need to be more proactive with their children and the school.They need to understand Jones isn't there to fix broken homes but educate the children for a better future.It always happen to those who help the less fortunate,when things don't go right everyone wants to blame the one thats trying to help verse the one being hepled.Don't blame Jones!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

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—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2005

Jones High is a good school, despite what the state standardized test results say. Jones has produced great individuals. It is going to take the help of the students' parents working sided by side with the teachers, in order for the test scores to improve. There are some parents that are extremely dedicated in their children's education. However, more parents need to get involved. It is going to take more than words from the parents in order for the scores to improve. The teachers can't do it alone and it will take action from the parents if there is going to be a drastic change.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 9, 2005

You have got to stop blaming the school! Everything starts at home! There is not much parent participation at this school! Parents wake up! You have got to start reinforcing what your children learn at school at home! The teachers are doing what they are supposed to do! Parents, what have you done to assist in your child's progress academically? This is not targeted to all of the parents, but the majority...It's really a shame...I guess they have to blame someone, huh?
—Submitted by a staff


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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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
20%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

208 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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 66% in 2014.

194 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
26%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
61%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
42%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 92%
Hispanic 6%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 55%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 92%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%66%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 6%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. VALERA MAXWELL
Fax number
  • (407) 245-2765

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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801 South Rio Grande Avenue
Orlando, FL 32805
Phone: (407) 835-2300

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