School Details

Arlington Elementary School

1201 University Boulevard North, Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 745-4900
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 295 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

34%
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57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
64%
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53%
55%
61%
42%
45%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
82%
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 2014
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
52%
56%
55%
57%
61%
29%
53%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Arlington Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jacksonville. The principal of Arlington Elementary School is MS. PAULA SMITH and can be contacted at smithp10@duvalschools.org. 295 students go to Arlington Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.7% of the Arlington Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 42% of the 295 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Arlington Elementary School is 15:1. Arlington Heights Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 69% 44%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 38%
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 42% 50%
Limited English proficiency 0.7% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school showed negligence for student safety with the kindergarten students on multiple occurrences. They leave a big gate wide open and unsupervised every morning that a child predator could walk in or the students could just walk out. The lady in the office was laughing and smiling when I addressed concerns and then the principal tried to lie and say there might have been a 5 min gap in supervision but I stood there for fifteen minutes controlling a classroom the children could not enter because there was no teacher. The playground is not to regulation standards at all. This is a sad school and should receive new management and new funding. These children are suffering and their basic needs are not being met. Worst school I have ever seen. I feel bad for all the students in it.

  • (10 months ago)

    this school had a child beaten off a slide and didnt do ANYTHING about it! poor girl!

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids loves this school. My oldest son doesn't want to go to a another school next year. I love the staff and the teachers are so amazing!!! Yes I give this school five stars!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I like arlington elementary I love the principal. My son had a class with two teachers and 30 for kids and it seems to work out well for him at the end of the school year. He'll be attending 2nd grade this year and I hope everything goes well at that school. I really think there is no parent involvement at arlington elementary we went to my sons Open House last year and maybe a handful of parents came out and this mind you is a class of 34 kids. Besides that I think the school is very nice its small only 250 kids for K through 5th grade. And it's convenient because it's right next to my younger sons daycare. I also feel safe with my son there they really do watch the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    The leadership at this school is appalling. There is no discipline at this school whatsoever. Children who exhibit violent behavior just get a talking to and are sent back to be with the other kids. After several attempts to get a conference with the principal never did I receive a return phone call. Several teachers have either transferred or put in for a transfer and you have to wonder why?

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school for this area of Jacksonville. Look at the other schools around this area and you will see much worse ratings. The principal here is awesome it is her first year and she is great at motivating the students and teachers to achieve their best. The downsides...very little parent involvement not a nice playground old building = little technology and up to date materials.

  • (6 years ago)

    My 6 yr old daughter is repeating kindergarden this year. Through no fault of the school mind you. I do however feel there is very little parent participation which equates to low PTA involvement low field trips low revenue generated from fundraisers. The faculty mean well but they aren't getting the support that they need at home.

  • (7 years ago)

    I don't think that watching TV all day is beneficial for any child. They don't encourage children to read AT ALL. I've been in alot of elementary schools and this is by far the worst. If you've never known anything better you wouldn't realize how horrible this school is.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son was registered to go to A.E. for kindergarten(2004-2005). However we never received his new teacher info and class list in the mail. We went to the school an it was 'sent' out but we never received it. We put him in Arlington Kindergarten next store he did not attend A.E. until this past year(2005-2006) when we had no choice. I could not afford private school again. His teachers Miss DeFalco was very good and I had no problems with her. He did see a reading recovery teacher Ms. Long who worked very well with him. I did however encounter 'lots' of issues with the lunch room staff. My son sat on the lunch room floor eatting his lunch while in time out. He was in time out for talking during lunch. He was not given a lunch when he forgot his money. Not Happy Am I. Sad!

  • (10 years ago)

    The teachers are pretty nice. Need to have more homework for the children. They need at least an hour of homework each day. Homeworks are too easy for all these children. They needs more challenging. Should have more tutoring programs for the behind students. Students should have more extra activities. I was happy at first but things got worse later on. Should improve the lunch system should have more awards for the students that are doing very well. The principal should be tougher with the students they should have 2 extra sets of text books for student one set they leave at school one set they leave at home to do their homework the school should have more computers for the students to use should have more extra classes such as music computer and other extra activities. Overall is ok but they should make it more so the students can learn.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that Arlington is a good school that will challenge your child. Also they will do everything to keep your child safe.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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