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John Young Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 714 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted September 12, 2010

My children have been in John Young Elementary School and I volunteer there as much as my schedule permits me. The teachers there are great even though they may have some difficult students. John Young Elementary have an Additions Program that allow parents sign up and it gives them the opportunity to volunteer at the school. They can volunteer at the clinic or any classroom they are comfortable in. I help out 3 different teachers and the clinic as well. I believe as a parent that this is a great opportunity to get involved in our child's or childrens' life. This helps us see what they need help in so we can expand that help at home with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2009

Although John Young Elementary is rated highly for a public school, the education which our child is receiving, was neither harmful nor exemplary; it was simply average. There were no particular activities or sports that stood out as being high-level. Fortunately, our child has an excellent teacher who had been teaching for a number of years. She manages the class well and is an above average teacher. We had a few interactions with the administration but I would expect more from a Principal. The school seemed to be well run, but there was not an evident leadership presence. The overall experience for both our child and us was 'average'. PS: A/C was always broken at her classroom last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

i love the school, the teacher specially Ms King and Ms Tierney are the best, very happy mom and my child is blessed to be able to attend John Young Elemantary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

J.Y.E is a grade A school and has been for many years. Being a parent of three, who have all attended this school, I could not be more pleased with the teachers and faculty. The staff is always prompt in assisting with any concerns and are eager with helping academically. My children have excelled in all areas of life and we are sad to be moving. The school is well diversified and has a budding music program. Though there aren't any sports offered, there are many offered through out the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

High level of parental involvement is encouraged at John Young. Two great music teachers and a creative art teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

Although John Young Elementary is rated highly for a public school, the education which our child received, was neither harmful nor exemplary; it was simply average. There were no particular activities or sports that stood out as being high-level. Fortunately, our child had an excellent teacher who had been teaching for a number of years (who is now retired). She managed the class well and was an above average teacher. We never had many interactions with the administration. They seemed pleasant enough. In truth I don't even know who the principal is. The school seemed to be well run, but there was not an evident leadership presence. The overall experience for both our child and us was 'average'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

The teachers at JYE are excellent. Academically the student's learn well and are well prepared for FCAT. Music and Art are held once every 7 days and PE is held 3 times every 7 days. Parent involvement is different for each classroom. Some classrooms may have a parent volunteer each day while another classroom may not have any. Extracurriuclar activites include: extended day, and chorus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

John Young has some of the greatest teachers in the country. There is lots of enthusiasm and compassion among their teaching staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2004

I love JYE! I have been a parent at the school for the past 6 years. My soon is already a middle school student but my daughter has the fortune to be now at JYE and enjoy the learning and legacy of good and lasting friendships, and to become a succesful student like my son. From my own personal experience, I have found how wonderfuil is to work with teachers and parents that think on the same level of interest when it comes to the wellfare of the students. JYE is a big family that welcomes you to grow and change for the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

I have two wonderful children that attend John Young Elementary School and the only thing that I have to say is that I am very proud my kids are part of that community. The Principal, Assistant, the office staff, the extended day staff and the teachers are just great. They really care about the children, their safety and education and that is the most important thing for us being a parents. John Young Elementary is excellent and we as a parents need to keep supporting this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

We have two very important investments to make in our children, their education and their well being. John Young Elementary, and its wonderful staff make both of these investments possible. We are fortune to have our children belong to such a wonderful community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I have two children in this school and I love it, even though this is the begining of the school year I can feel that the teachers and staff there really cares about the children, and thats the most important thing for me being a parent. Comming here fron Richmond VA I was not aware that there was not transpotation for the school here so that took some getting use to but everything worked out great I'm glad to have my children apart of the 2003-2004 school year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2003

I currently have two wonderful children that attend John Young Elementary. My son has attended John Young since kindergarten and will now enter 5th grade for the 2003-2004 school term. My daughter was fortunate enough to have attended John Young for Pre-K and will now enter 1st grade for the 2003-2004 school term. I am a very strong supporter of this school and the staff. I truly believe you get out of a school what you help put into it. The principal and assistant are great administrators that lead by example. They attend all SAC meetings as well as special assembly programs after school. All of the teachers that my children have had were always helpful and showed a genuine interest in educating them. I could not imagine sending my children to any other elementary school. In my opinion, John Young is an extraordinary school and it encourages me to be a better parent because I know it expects nothing but the best from our best.


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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 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
49%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%

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

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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 State average
Hispanic 53% 29%
White 20% 42%
Black 13% 23%
Asian 10% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%66%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%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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