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A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence

Charter | K-6 | 166 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 8, 2013

February 8, 2013. Tonight I attended the amazing gallery night at Dixon Charter School. The students exhibited a beautiful art, singing, dancing, and instrumental performance featuring the Asian culture. The students and faculty's focus on these young learners' knowledge, awareness, and development is what is right about education.


Posted March 6, 2012

This is a poor schol that was almost closed by the school system it is in. It basically has it's last chance this year. Staff and administration do seem to be trying, but they have a long way to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

This is a way below average school here in Escambia County Florida, the public school system stinks but A.A. Dixion is a mess I would not recommend you send ANY children to this school in my opinion this school should be CLOSED


Posted October 5, 2011

THIS SCHOOL IS AN AWESOME PLACE TO HAVE YOUR CHILD EDUCATED! THE TEACHERS AND STAFF GO ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY FOR THEIR STUDENTS!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
7%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
3%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
7%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
25%
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 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
27%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 "F".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "F".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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

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 State average
Black 95% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic N/A 29%
Two or more races N/A 3%
White N/A 42%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 80%59%61%
Master's degree 20%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

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