Chimney Lakes Elementary School

9353 Staples Mill Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32244
(904) 573-1100
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 1100 students 17 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

72%
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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 2012
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
64%
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61%
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61%
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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.
84%
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 2012
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
52%
56%
61%
57%
61%
61%
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 2012
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Chimney Lakes Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jacksonville. The principal of Chimney Lakes Elementary School is MS. JANET KNOTT, who can be contacted at knottj@duvalschools.org. 1,100 students attend Chimney Lakes Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 18% of the Chimney Lakes Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 1,100 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Chimney Lakes Elementary School is 17:1. Enterprise Learning Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 38% 44%
Hispanic 11% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 50%
Limited English proficiency 18% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This school is horrible. My daughter was in 3rd grade in Mrs. Griffin class in the beginning of 2014 and due to the teacher never being in the class my daughter was not only failing but lost interest in learning over all. My child was a straight A's student and even enrolled in gifted. It is so sad to know that there are teachers that truly don't care and schools that due absolutely nothing about it. Mrs. Griffin said she was constantly being asked to leave her class to assist the Principal with class development programs. Not only was my child failing but so were all the other children in the same class. I wrote a letter to speak with the principal and never received a response. It makes no logical sense how a teacher is asked to help with class development programs if her class is failing. This is my first review and I thought about it many times over because as a business professional I understand how damaging a bad review can be. As a mother I would not wish what happened to my daughter to happen to any other child. Children today are tomorrows future schools should know this and due their best to make a better tomorrow.

  • (7 months ago)

    This school has a horrible walker car rider program. Causes traffic back ups which will cause an accident in front of the school . Students are required to walk across multiple busy roads. This school needs to review its bus car and transportation policy to think about safety not dollars for buses. A child will be hurt or worse walking. Transferring to Chimney Lakes my daughter's previous school was ahead in curriculum so far ahead in the same grade that my daughter is doing the same assignments she done last year. Being this far behind my daughter hates this school. My daughter complains constantly her teacher is on cell phone and she can sing her teachers ring tone. I work a less important job than our children and know not to pull out a cell phone at work unless it is an emergency. I want my daughter to have a better quality education than this. I check out 15 books a week at the local library. The library at school does not let children take home books. Due to busy work teachers that send home to much homework but can't get it done in school hours. I watch kindergarten students and first grade come home crying. Teach them in school do what you are paid for!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son enjoys the school over all. As a parent I disagree with the school's socialistic policy on school supplies. My child's new school supplies were taken from him and he was given someone else's old well used supplies. Parents should buy their own child's supplies. Also last year my child was given a job of cleaning lunch tables and other chores in class. I'm sure that it was to teach a I'm lesson in responsibility but i would rather him learn to expect fair pay for his labor and not to let someone take advantage of him. Let the cafeteria staff clean the tables unless they would like to stroke him a check. The school also ignores state recess and resource policies. On a more positive note most of our teachers have been wonderfull over the years and couldn't be nicer.

  • (1 year ago)

    CLE is an awesome school. They really care about every one of their students and they go the extra mile. Thanks CLE staff.

  • (1 year ago)

    I enrolled my two children into Chimney Lakes under the impression that it is a great school from the ratings on this site. My 1st grader had the worst time with the teacher he had. She was inexperience with children who have developmental delays and very impatient towards him and others like him. The teacher is very rude mean and seem to single out my son. My children love school. Both stated "I hate chimney lakes"! As for my fourth grader her teacher seemed very nice at first. She was rude and sarcastic with her students. My daughter was continuously picked on by her classmates. This school has major bulling issues that are never resolved. The principal is always MIA and doesn't adhere to any issues going on in her school. Bus service for this school is horrid for the children who ride. There's uncontrolled bulling on the bus as well. I do understand every parent and child's experience is different. Since we've been on this summer break I've found many parents who have not raise their voice about this school dissatisfied with chimney lakes staff and all of the issues with bulling and the inexperience with children who have IEP's. A lot of reviews are misguiding.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great. My child joined in grade 3 after coming from another country. He loves school. The teachers are caring the school is very organized and the learning environment is awesome.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a fantastic school! My daughter has gone to chimney lakes elementary since kindergarten. She has an IEP for speech she was tested numerous times for gifted and we had various meetings through the years with her teachers and the staff. All of them are nothing but helpful and informative. There was a year that my daughter did have a teacher that wasn't "warm and fuzzy" but it did not distract from her learning and succeeding. This is an amazing school and I wouldn't hesitate to send your child here. yes they do keep the kids responsible for behavior because poor behavior is distracting to a learning environment. I have seen the principal on numerous occasions as well as the assistant principal who is Always around! Is this a perfect school? no. However it is a great learning environment for your child. My daughter had no issues with bullying or teasing and is sad to move on to middle school. This school has an A rating every year and there is a reason. It isn't because a teacher may get loud here or there it is because they have high expectations for your child. Expectations of learning so that your child is well equipped when they move on in their futures.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have to agree that some of these teachers come off very rude by their tone. I have seen things that I know if it were my child the teacher would be hearing it from me! Example my daughter had Art on Friday and asked Ms. Phillips (The art teacher) for a apron the teacher refused her request and told her to be careful. Lets just say they dealt with PAINT that day. Ms. Phillips had the nerve to say she doesn't do apron's because it takes 5 minutes away from doing art. How hard is it to pass my daughter a apron? Us as parents don't want to have to wash clothes with Shout Out 3 times to get paint out. If the school has it available use it that is what it is for. Takes 5 minutes away from doing art yeah lets see how your supervisors feel about that!

  • (2 years ago)

    For the post on Aug 26th. That was my son she screamed at for walking his sister to class

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter had open house before school started when she was in Kindergarten but after that no open house before school starts. Open house to meet the teacher and get a feel of her classroom isn't till September 7th!!! School started on August 19th. They don't put the list up of what teacher your child will have until the weekend before school starts SERIOUSLY? The principal is hard to get a hold of and is terrible at keeping you informed when she said she will get back to you. I feel they are NOT organized. The kids are NOT even allowed to talk during lunch time. Let the kids be kids. Some of the teachers are horrible. On the first week of school I saw a little girl looked lost and saw a teacher yell at her and ask her where she was supposed to be the girl looked scared and started to cry and the teacher rolled her eyes yanked her book bag making the child stumble a bit pulling out her folder to see who her teacher is. Ms. Ganey yelled at a child and said are you supposed to be in this hallway you need to go and the child tried to explain he was walking his first grade sister to her class. Some of these teachers tone in their voice comes off rude.

  • (2 years ago)

    I had my child tested for ADHD and was told that he in fact did not have ADHD and that he felt that the teacher was uniformed and biased when it came to my son. She then pushed to have my son retested and even stated to me that she would changed what she had written previously so that he would be diagnosed with this disorder. I was lied to by the assistant principal and denied a meeting with the principal on numerous occasions. After threatening to take a political and parental stance on the matter and refusing to back down. I was finally able to meet with the principal who then rectified the situation. This wasn't until the last week of school during the testing when I had threatened to remove my son from the school and move him to my mother's home in another state.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is an excellent magnet school. Our daughter has attended there from Kindergarten to Third grade. She was afforded many opportunities at this school. The technology equipment is outstanding. She had wonderful teachers each year and we hated for the school year to end. Each were open and available for communication about our daughter. Everyone truly cares at this school from the front office staff to the resource teachers to the custodians and lunch room staff. Hopefully. you will have the same wonderful experiences that we have there.

  • (2 years ago)

    Wonderful and true joy to work at. One great big family that truly cares about each other and is willing to help in any way. Will surely be missed this upcoming school year.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school lacked in a few critical areas. Children with learning challenges are not likely to get the help that they need. I experienced difficulty getting accomodations and the teacher would not ensure my son received his medication and woud then punish him for the behavior that the meds were meant to treat. My son was frequently bullied. The vice principal would not address the problem. The communication and notification of events was awful. My son was in 3rd grade this year and he frequently received conflicting information on what was expected of him. Overall the school is not terrible. We had an amazing year last year. Just be prepared to struggle if your child has any type of learning challenges or if you are a working parent who is unable to be at the school at the drop of a hat.

  • (2 years ago)

    Overall this is a good school. Most teachers are great. They do what they can to enrich your child's knowledge. But the school lacks in other areas greatly. Special Ed classes are consisted of an average of 30 students. That poor teacher can only do so much with so many students & I understand that falls mostly on the county's rules and regulations. But before you even come to realize that your child has a learning disability you get a 1st grade teacher recommending reform school because she "can't deal" with your child. Then you have a school psychologist saying that your kid is autistic because he/she wouldn't talk to her after she "observed" for 10 minutes. That's after you presented to her a full report from a child psychiatrist that did all kinds of tests with your child over several sessions stating he/she has a speech problem and a learning difficulty because of it not autism. Somebody sold her that diploma on a sale...sound bitter yes because there is not much help when it comes to problems like these or bullying that goes unnoticed & adds to the issue you are already dealing with. The staff & teachers can only do so much with the resources they have available.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a substitute teacher let me tell you that Chimney Lakes is an excellent school. The teachers are great the students are great. It's always a pleasure to work here.

  • (3 years ago)

    Another Great Review! They have many Volunteers and teachers who care a lot about our children. They are so involved with many opportunities for our Children. No short supply of parent volunteers. The multi-cultural week at the end of the year is an experience matched by no other. My children LOVE this school and have great pride in it. They make learning FUN! The Principle Mrs. Knott is in it for our kids. She makes great choices to better our children. Now If we could just get a great middle school to feed into.....

  • (5 years ago)

    There are many dedicated and deserving teachers at Chimney Lakes Elementary School who care about the needs of the children in their classes.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school. Teachers and staff are caring and professional. The community is very involved. Couldn't ask for a better school for my child to attend.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great friends great workplace and great community what else can I say?!

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