School Details

Jim Allen Elementary School

1051 Highway 95A North, Escambia County, FL 32533
(850) 937-2260
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 603 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

58%
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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 2012
  • Escambia County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
55%
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57%
56%
61%
47%
42%
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.
83%
77%
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 2012
  • Escambia County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
51%
56%
60%
55%
61%
52%
53%
54%

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 2012
  • Escambia County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jim Allen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cantonment. The principal of Jim Allen Elementary School is MRS. RACHEL WATTS, whose e-mail is Rwatts@escambia.k12.fl.us. 603 children attend Jim Allen Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 22% of the Jim Allen Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 57% of the 603 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jim Allen Elementary School is 14:1. R. C. Lipscomb Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 50%
Multiracial 4% 6%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 57%
Limited English proficiency 22% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has attended Jim Allen since kindergarten & is now in his final 5th grade year... I am very sad for him to have to leave... They have gone above & beyond to make me & my son feel like family... As a single dad I always wanted to be as involved as possible.... They made this so easy welcomed encouraged & comfortable on every aspect - from the Teachers Principal Bus Driver etc etc etc.... The office staff has ALWAYS had me & my sons best interest in mind & it meant sooo much to me over the years ! Then theres the Education wich is Phenomenal !!! My sons in PATS & has represented Jim Allen 2 years in a row at the Sunshine Math Competition probably 3 years... He's gotten such an excellent education I wish Jim Allen had a Middle School extension )

  • (3 years ago)

    I have lived in the Molino & Cantonment area and have had all 3 of my children attend Jim Allen since Kindergarten. I think the teachers are fabulous and make every child feel special. I have a lot of respect for these teachers as well as the help with the women working in the front office. I have enjoyed all the teachers my children have had and each school year that ends has always been very sad for my children as they always seem to miss their teachers more than their friends. My son Aaron has really enjoyed his prior school years and due to the outstanding job the teachers have done Aaron was accepted into the gifted program part time in his 4th grade year and full time in his 5th grade year. He has expressed to me how much he is enjoying his 5th grade year and how much fun he has been having and the new things he has learned that day which has encouraged him to want to learn more. Thank you Jim Allen for your outstanding efforts in making our school such a success.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son went to this school and it was excellent.

  • (9 years ago)

    My Daughter loves Jim Allen. I think the school has a warm friendly atmosephere and it is an academically sound school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Jim Allen Elementary is a dedicated school. The halls are filled with smiling faces and it just puts you in a good mood knowing the faces your child sees all day are those that are happy gentle and caring. The teachers seem to be very concerned with thier students and I have to say there is a teacher that has been working with my kindergartner for the second year now and I think she really cares for my child and I know she wants to help him reach his highest potential. This school is very together they work hard to help thier students.They greatly appreciate and welcome any parent willing to help in any way. My children love thier P.E. teachers and Music teachers.The school also offers an after school program for people who work later than 2 pm it is open till 5 30 P.M. Thanks

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