School Details

A. Philip Randolph Academies

1157 Golfair Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 924-3011
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK, 6-12 638 students 19 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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.
88%
87%
84%

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
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
60%
64%
69%
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67%
49%
56%
64%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

A. Philip Randolph Academies is a public high school in Jacksonville. The principal of A. Philip Randolph Academies is Mr. Robert Lewis, who can be contacted at lewisr1@duvalschools.org. 638 students attend A. Philip Randolph Academies and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 1% of the A. Philip Randolph Academies students have "limited English proficiency." 71% of the 638 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at A. Philip Randolph Academies is 19:1. School of Integrated Academics and Technology is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 87% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 39%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 49%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Frank H. Peterson is the brother to A Phillip Randolph. My child has attended APR and now attends Frank H. Peterson which I found to be a much better school with excellent teachers. The envrionment is much better.

  • (9 months ago)

    My daughter will attend high school in August 2014 but after dancing in Brentwood Grades 2 - 5 then LaVilla Grades 6-8 she no longer wants to dance and attend Douglas Anderson. I do not want her to attend Andrew Jackson High based on the school's ratings...What about A. Philip Randolph. Accepting all comments. Thank you

  • (4 years ago)

    This past year was my sons first year at a public school in over 5 years. I have been very pleased with what he has accomplished over the school year. He is in the public safety magnet program there. It was an eye opener for him but one well worth the taking. I plan on keeping him there and want to also add Mr Reddick is awesome! He takes no crap from these kids and get respect back.....I hope that Duval county keeps him there.....

  • (5 years ago)

    FIND ANOTHER MAGNET SCHOOL!!! This school does not know what is going on. the kids are disrespectful the teachers are as clueless as the students. For graduating seniors information is not available till the last minute or the information is obtained from a fellow student. Meetings are not anouonced in a timely matter to arrange for after school transportation or for attendence. For those in the Honor Society their names were not submitted to the photographer who is taking pictures so needless to say Honors are not reconized. Senior class rings are not given till January of the senior year. The Senior advisor not informed about senior events by the higher echilion until the last minute. Overall this school is very unorganized and uninformed which creates major frustrations for students and parents. Teacher turn over rate is high in the middle of the school year. Guidance is good!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is not a good school at all. My child has had nothing but problems at this school

  • (6 years ago)

    My child attends the Construction Academy at A.P.R. and we are pulling my child out this week because the school is failing to follow through with what we were exspecting to get from this experience. My child has come to hate going to school because of the constant misrepresention from the staff and teachers my child has had to have the schedule redone several times each year just to get the classes that my child was told he/she could take to get the certificates he/she was promised. If you are thinking of putting your child in this school to help them make a career goal please think of another career or another school that may offer the same career goals!

  • (6 years ago)

    If you are thinking about sending your child here think hard. This school does have great programs for your child but nonetheless it isn't worth sending your child to. The kids and teachers have the i-dont-care attitude and I don't feel they are pushing the kids to learn anything.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is an excellence high school to send your child to. I know because I graduated from here in 2007. This school is growing and it is a joy to attend. This school is like every other high school because you have those who want to succeed and those who do not but it's only up to the student what they really want in life. This school does not have many sports or clubs that the only down fall and the coursework here can be challenging but it a really fun school. I will tell anyone to come here because you cannot get a diploma and a trade at any other school. Here you are equipped for the future and around people who care.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a pretty good school! At timed it can be a little boring but overall its okay but the teachers are okay... some of them are a little too controlling and at times very mean! Ms. M. Harris is the best teacher (she teaches English)! I love her class! But I dislike the pricipal Dr. Tiscornia.

  • (8 years ago)

    I liked going to this school myself

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is in his third year at this school as of 2005. Both my wife and I love this school and the facutly. Each year we ask him 'Who is your best friend?' and he answers with the name of a teacher or staff member of the school. I can not state how much the staff of this school works with the students to help them get the education they want. Our second son is applying to go to this school also. He wants to take advantage of the Technology academy the same academy our older son is in. Both Daniel and Jason know the value in this type of education.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that this school needs to start things early and do what they say they are going to do for the kids but it is over all a well- rounded school and there are a few good teachers that care and work hard and the one that stands out is mr.Schick.

  • (10 years ago)

    The tech academy is continuing to get better. For 11th grade my son is taking Sequel and C Sharp and Windows NT and that is great for him. The thing I am still waiting to hear about is the intern positions during their summer that were talked about. If those opportunities arise then A. Phillip Randolph will have deleivered on their promises to the tech academy.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that Dr. Tiscornia is a wonderful woman. She provides these kids with inspiration and hope. This school is great.

  • (11 years ago)

    In regards to the situations at APR i think the new principal will change many things to come for this school.... Dr. T is a very caring woman and also takes the the childrens interests in as well as the parents. APR will be a better school yet.

  • (11 years ago)

    hi yes i don`t agree with what most say about this school our school opens so many doors for students from a promise of a job after you graduate to skills that oter high school students do not recive i`m in the 11th grade and i can make $12.00 a hour being a working as a nursing assiant and the kids are like other kids some will be bad apples but if you look for trouble you will find it but if you work hard and stay on task i promise it will change your life

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is a very disorganized and unpleasant place that you shall every hear about. Most of the students are very disrespectful and have no concern or regard for their fellow students and even the teachers themselves. Mostly everything that is promised will eventually take longer then they say it would take. An illusion of future guaranteed success is all that this school has to offer. The grade of this school speaks for itself. It may not be the teachers or faculties at fault but when the students don't care enough about their education to at least attempt score an average percentage on the fcats.Then it's not a place for an impressionable eager young mind with the will to want to learn and expand his or her horizons to be enrolled in such a school.

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