School Details

Atlantic Beach Elementary School

298 Sherry Dr, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
(904) 247-5924
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 446 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

65%
56%
58%
72%
55%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
61%
61%
88%
56%
60%
93%
82%
83%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
85%
79%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
53%
55%
69%
58%
60%
56%
51%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Atlantic Beach Elementary School is a public elementary school in Atlantic Beach. The principal of Atlantic Beach Elementary School is Ms. Kimberley B Wright and can be contacted at wrightk@duvalschools.org. 446 children attend Atlantic Beach Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0.2% of the Atlantic Beach Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 28% of the 446 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Atlantic Beach Elementary School is 14:1. Monument Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Lacrosse

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 39%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 49%
Limited English proficiency 0.2% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Substitute Teacher. This is by far the most enjoyable school I have worked at in all of the DCPS school system. I was able to network with teachers and actually teach the entire lesson plan. The students did their work. They even got the answers correct as a whole group. My time there was filled with encouragement directed towards the students. Special activities used as motivational tools designed to add balance to the work schedule. Let them cut loose for a bit. Then give them work. It is completed and then one to the next group. I was able to make connections with students who had problems then solve their problems and watched them smile back at me. It was like a picture perfect movie down to the maintenance of the school. Even the janitors went out of their way to make a perfect stranger smile. This is what I was hoping for in my line of work. Only bad thing about ABE is now I am cursed by its beauty and must go to other DCPS schools and daydream about returning to the beach to see the next generation that I want to take care of me in my old age and vote in elections be my doctor or lawyer. Teach my kids possibly just run into at the store and say Hi. Send your kids to ABE

  • (3 years ago)

    We are Midwestern transplants coming from terrific Blue Ribbon schools. We were moving to Atlantic Beach and we were very concerned with the reputation of the public schools. We prefer sending our children to school with neighborhood kids but we were willing to do whatever it takes to give our kids a great educational experience. We spent considerable time researching the private parochial and the public school opportunities for our children and after interviewing parents and faculty who seemed equally committed to great education (and who raved about ABE) we chose to send our daughter to Atlantic Beach Elementary. It was a very good decision for us. She continued getting straight A s she scored 5 s on the FCAT and was elected to Student Council. We are very satisfied with our decision and thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic community. MH

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent teachers strong parent involvement/PTA beautiful facility. I really like the after school enrichment classes offered which include art tennis oceanography math yoga crafts and more.

  • (4 years ago)

    The best for learning the best teachers the best parents the best kids anywhere

  • (4 years ago)

    I love our little pink school. We have a wonderful faculty - custodians to the principal and everyone in between! It is one big happy family and everyone takes care of one another. We have a fabulous parent support network and everyone works together to put the children first!

  • (4 years ago)

    Our little school is one big family! We look out for eachother and enjoy the gifts we have to share with one another and the community. A little piece of heaven on earth!

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a school where 'the village' is a way of life not a phrase! Everyone worries about all of the kids!

  • (5 years ago)

    ABE is a great school with a close knit group of parents teachers and administrators that work well together. The Atlantic Beach community has embraced the school and their support has been vital to the school's success.

  • (5 years ago)

    There is a lot of parent involvement and community support that take it from ordinary to exraordinary.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and faculty are the best! I am so lucky to be able to have my son go to this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school with great teachers who genuinely care about the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have had a wonderful transition after moving to Atlantic Beach. They teachers and staff couldn't be more helpful and encouraging. Way to go ABE!

  • (5 years ago)

    Atlantic Beach is a wonderful school that is very community oriented!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    They have some of the best teachers I have seen. They are great to the students and parents!

  • (5 years ago)

    ABE is a great little school. It has wonderful teachers and staff and great students and families too.

  • (5 years ago)

    Small school personal sincere staff parent participation

  • (5 years ago)

    Best attitude of teachers parents and ultimately students. It's all relative. A pure neighborhood school with participation from the community to help it be the best of the best!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful school teachers principal & staff

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to this school and now my daughter do. The teachers and admin staff are awesome

  • (5 years ago)

    I gladly drive my daughter back and forth to Atlantic Beach Elementary everyday! She is worth it this school is worth it! Rated a 5 years in a row!

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