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Allen D Nease Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1776 students

 

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Posted November 10, 2013

Just ask the marching band how awesome this school is! Pride of St. John's County in all aspects, not just marching band! IB, Advanced Placement, ROTC, athletics, great academics - it's got it all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

I started to attend Nease halfway through my senior year. I came from a very under privileged High School in GA. It was a HUGE upgrade. Some students complained that it was the "poor" school, but it was far from that (especially since they were driving Mercedes and BMW's). I sadly didn't get to play sports there due to coming in to late. But, I did get to enjoy their amazing art program! It was a great school and I loved all the teachers that I had. Academically I think that it was wonderful, especially for a public school. And even though I was there for a short time period, I made life long friends!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2011

Overall not a bad school but definetly has suffered losses when most students with high academic scores left for Ponte Vedre and along with them excellent staff. Left now with a B rating is evident of the slippery slope we are going down. Knowing what I know now I would buy into another school district. Over the last 2 years that my child has attended I have come to the realization that there is little to no recourse with the administration here and all they care about is that your child is "no trouble". They do not show concern AT ALL if he or she fails. You are a "good student" if you have no disciplinary issues. They will notify you THAT day if your child misses a class (a good thing) but will not even send a note home if there are failing grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2010

Excellent leadership from Principal and adminiistration... Stellar academic programs... Top-rate athletic program...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

Nease -great academics- great sports- great arts .Kind teachers- respectful kids . Organized administration . Best school in the county
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

Nease high school is the best School in St. Johns county hands down. Entering this school I knew that my classes would be difficult but, the teachers are very helpful and understanding. I am Looking foward to graduating from the Outstanding school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2009

This school is wonderful for those who want to go to IB to challenge themselves and ROTC for the Military! This schools campus is mostly outdoor due to Florida and is one of the many best in Florida
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2009

Fantastic school. Both my kids attend Nease, but they didn't know a soul when they came their freshman year. The student body is very accepting of newcomers. The teachers & guidance department are very accessible and couldn't be more helpful and accommodating. The IB program is private education taught with college style. Undoubtly, my kids will be very well prepared for their college journey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

Nease is the best school I've ever been too. Kids there are cool. The teachers are nice and its easy to get around, no problems at all and the Sports program is good. I recommend this school to anybody who lives in the area. This is a Great school to graduate from.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2008

I went to Nease my freshman year, and it was amazing. The classes were fun and very educational. The food was actually good. The pods idea for the buildings is cool. And sports teams are the best in the county. Overall i had a great experience and really do think that if you want your child to be happy, do well in school, and get into sports, Nease is great for that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2007

I adore this school. Challenging classes and motivational teachers. Although I felt a little out of place because a majority of the students are fairly wealthy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2007

The word 'Awesome' is the one word my son used to describe his academic experience at Nease this past year. He is not an athlete. He is a top notch student. As his mother, 'this school made me happy.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

This school made me miserable. Sports are priority here, so if your child is good at sports they can get away with any injustice. Teachers seem to have a lack of interest in teaching in general.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2006

The teachers at Nease seem to care about the kids overall. I don't find the school to be too challenging for my Junior who could use a bit more homework and study guides to be certain he is ready for college. The dress code and other rules at the school don't seem to be highly enforced which leaves the impression that the kids- teens rule the roost. It's just okay in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

Very disappointing. Seems great on paper but kids rule the place with a sense of entitlement. Big money in St. John's County means kids with credit cards
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2006

overall a wonderful school.. great teachers and staff.. very safe.. #1 sports and academics
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2005

We are new to the area and have found Nease to be a pleasure so far. Great kids, wonderful teachers and a super sense on community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Academically and althletically this school is the tops. What the school falls short on are the kids in between. Unfortunately many of the students in this school that do not accel at these are left to fall through the cracks. Originally run by upscale parents this school is now begining to diversify. Best thing about the school are the sports and academic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

The programs at the school are amazing, especially American Sign Language, my son loves it. I also like the amount of extracurricular activities as well. I am a very involved parent so i think this school really encourages parent involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

Nease has a challenging IB program that prepares high performing students for college. Nease also offers many extra curricular programs including ROTC.
—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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

503 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

451 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

448 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

402 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "B".
  • 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 "B".

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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%
Biology I

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 77%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 6%
Black 6%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%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 86%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 53%58%61%
Master's degree 47%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

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. KYLE DRESBACK
Fax number
  • (904) 547-8305

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
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10550 Ray Road
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