School Details

Arlington Heights Elementary School

1520 Sprinkle Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 745-4923
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 459 students 14 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 2013
  • 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.
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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 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Arlington Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jacksonville. The principal of Arlington Heights Elementary School is Ms. Patricia A Latimer and can be contacted at latimerp@duvalschools.org. 459 children attend Arlington Heights Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 30% of the Arlington Heights Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 459 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Arlington Heights Elementary School is 14:1. Arlington Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 42% 44%
Asian 4% 4%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Hispanic 29% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 22% 39%
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 79% 49%
Limited English proficiency 30% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My child is attending Arlington Height Elementary. Its half way through the year and i feel like nothing has been accomplished. My son is in Kindergarten and is failing. I have reach out several times to his to teacher who will not talk to me unless we have a meeting. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone if your child learns outside of the box The only person who has really showed any interest in my child is the Assistant Principal.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. All three of my duaghters went there. They learned Enlgish as a second language perfectly. Their teachers were great too and the staff .I wish my youngest duaghter had finished her elementary school here.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers who care about their kids!! An A+ school!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school!! They have been so helpful with my son. Ms. McCray is great! She is firm yet caring and that combination equals an awesome learning environment. This school unlike other schools is ready to provide the meds just incase my son has a seizure. they didnt treat my son like an outsider because of his condition(epilepsy). Believe it or not other schools told me to find a "smaller" school because his seizures might scare the other kids!! I love this school...

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff and teachers are very helpful and I have never had a problem with this school out of the last 3 years. I have two daughter attend there and after being at two other elementary schools this one is the best. I would however like to see more parents participate. My daughter just said that the counselor is perfect.

  • (5 years ago)

    Not sure about the poster below who said the school cannot handle ese children. In my experience they do a fine job! I don't know what learning disabilty lsd is but I've seen first hand how wonderful the teachers and staff are. There is however virtually no parent involvement. Very hard to succeed when it is so one sided.

  • (5 years ago)

    Schools are not the 'be all end all' for education and growth of children. Time in school is very small compared with time at home or in child care. I have had reason to spend a lot of time at Arlington Heights Ele. From the first time I walked in the door I saw a special school. Students are from all over the world teachers are excellent. I do wish parents had more time to volunteer even a little bit at AHE. As mom of an ADHD boy if I had not gotten help outside of school he would not be the hard-working caring person he is. Parents have to have the best interest of their children. Medication is fine but therapy meds AND loving parents are the ticket. Help your child read. Most people in education are there for good The AHE staff seem to really care.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff at this school can not handle ese or lsd kids at all so if your child is ADHD or ODD or ocd do not send you child here. They will kill their self esteem.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended Kernan last year in 8th grade.I only wish she would have attended this school the entire middle school years. The school is divided into smaller areas each with it's own administration. It makes it more quaint. The teachers care about their students. My daughter an ESE student was understood by her teachers and cared for in her own special way thus helping my daughter to love attending her classes. They offered her special study times to come in and get extra help. They were in tune with parents needs. Kudos to Kernan we will miss you!

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers are excellent.

  • (7 years ago)

    There are a lot of dedicated teachers at this school. My son came down from a school system that did not work for him. These teachers turned him around into a top student. I've had issues with the system but the teachers and Principal work with me to resolve problems. I have seen a dedicated Principal. There has not been one activity that has taken place that I have not seen him at! I've even seen him dancing around with the kindergarten students. -) My only issue is I wish to see more parents volunteering!

  • (9 years ago)

    Arlington Heights elementary is a great school for kids. They will listent o parents on concerns and issues. I have a 8 year old son that has to stay challenged and they do whatever it takes to make sure he does. They award the kids with all kids of wonderful things for good behavior and good work done. You could not ask for a better school or a better selection of teachers.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son started this school last year and I have had no problems with them. The education he recieved is top notch. My son was a A honor roll student last year and was the top kindergarten student. Since the beginning of the year to the end i have seen alot of kids come from a poor grades at the beginning to AB honor roll at the end of the year.. The teachers are awesome and make sure that they are giving all the kids the attention that they need. For the parents that are just having their kids start with Arlington Heights I highly encourage you to request Mrs. Parker for your kid.. She is good teacher. She is strict but easy on them. She is so good that i have requested that my daughter have her this year.

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