School Details

J. Allen Axson Elementary School

4763 Sutton Park Ct, Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 992-3600
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 545 students 19 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

73%
56%
58%
83%
55%
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 2013
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
61%
61%
85%
56%
60%
93%
82%
83%

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.
93%
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 2013
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
53%
55%
75%
58%
60%
66%
51%
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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

J. Allen Axson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jacksonville. The principal of J. Allen Axson Elementary School is Ms. Cecilia Robinson-vanhoy and can be contacted at vanhoyc@duvalschools.org. 545 children attend J. Allen Axson Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 1% of the J. Allen Axson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 10% of the 545 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at J. Allen Axson Elementary School is 19:1. Chet's Creek Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Hispanic 9% 9%
Multiracial 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 54% 39%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 44%
Asian 12% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 49%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This is the best elementary school in Duval County. My son came from a private Montessori but we got into financial trouble so we moved him to public. We found JAA off the Magnet Catalogue and we did a tour and I was very impressed by the facilities! My son moved into the school mid-year of 3rd grade which was quite scary for him. My son also has a slight issue with his age as he is born in September. We tested him to see which grade he falls under. As common in Montessori students he tested at the next grade level making him the youngest student instead of the oldest. We were apprehensive but were pleasantly surprised that the transition was seamless. Multiple grade levels are bunched up into a class - so grades 1-3 were in the same class - so my son's age was not a problem. And the teachers love it when you come to class and talk to them or help out your child. The school is true Montessori with students doing individual work with workplans class work with the facilitator several pets in class and private garden for each classroom. Students are not stuck to a desk. The principal is awesome and communication from principal teacher and other parents are constant.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am truly blessed to have my children attend such a wonderful school! I have a daughter in Kindergarten and a son in Pre-K4. Their teachers have given them a great confidence in learning. My children love to go to school every morning to see Ms. Jenny and Ms. MingI They love to come home to share something new that they have learned. I am blown away on how far my son is progressing! I can't believe that my daughter is picking up concepts that are traditionally above her grade level! These teachers are masters at not JUST teaching a grade level curriculum but also differentiating lessons to meet the needs of each child individually! If you want your child to not only succeed but also excel in all that they do then this is the place to be!

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to J. Allen Axson and was happy. All my teachers cared about my education and made sure I was well prepared for every obstacle I could face in my academic future. I am a staight A student at LaVilla because of the amazing teaching. -J. Allen Axson Alumni

  • (2 years ago)

    Axson has long been known as a lifelong family for education; students who graduated years before still come by to check in with the teachers and staff. As a teacher it is wonderful to work with professionals that love children; the teachers and staff at Axson take care of each other and the children with love. Axson proves how successful Montessori can be when you truly teach to the whole child and not just the FCAT. The children love learning love school and still do great on the test; in fact Axson has been a top school for years without losing focus of what is really important-kids.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have two children at Axson and everyone is so welcoming and warm. The teachers work hard to make themselves available to parents. No wonder it is among Jacksonville's top ten schools!

  • (3 years ago)

    We are in our 8th year at JAA. It has become a second home for my children-giving them a chance to grow and excel! Both of them are tested gifted and all of their teachers have met and exceeded their academic and emotional needs. Axson educates the whole child and does not just "teach to the FCAT" like so many public schools. The principal offers true leadership to her staff-leading by example. My husband and I feel so blessed to have Axson for our children. If only there were a middle school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I wish that more schools followed the Montessori method. We feel so lucky to have the opportunity send our children to J. Allen Axson. The way the classroom is set up allows all students to work on their own level. None of the students are ever bored or too challenged. They are able to learn on their level. The children are treated with respect and in turn learn to respect each other and the teachers and adults. There is a strong focus on character development. Couldn't be happier here.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school! Loving considerate and respectful teachers and Principal. My son wants to go even in summertime. He's been asking me when is he going back to school all summer long.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 4 children that attend this school; we transferred from a private Montessori and I was a bit skeptical of how the public Montessori would fare in comparison. Axson actually is a BETTER environment as it combines Montessori methods with some basic accountability for learning. This school achieves an excellent balance of those two factors---what an opportunity for our children to attend this school! The emphasis on taking care of the environment healthly lifestyles etc. really supports what we are teaching at home. We specifically chose this school over Jax Beach despite the fact that Jax Beach had slightly higher "FCAT" scores. Upon examination of all the factors that are important for elementary education Axson clearly came out on top.

  • (4 years ago)

    Awesome environment small population montessori setting. Parents are very involved. The principal and teachers are very approachable and helpful they listen to the parents' concern for the students. Very personal and casual in communicating. We love this school for our 3 boys!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love it!!!! My daughter too!

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a caring loving place.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school with individual attention to each student. They really care for each child and make certain that they are in the best classroom for their needs. My daughter attended from pre-k4 through 5th grade and my son is in the first grade now. Wouldn't have wanted them to go anywhere else!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school. The care the teachers put into their classrooms is exemplary. My daughter was very well prepared for middlw school. Just have a very difficult time getting the extended day program to actually set aside the time and help the students with their homework. I have repeatedly brought this up over the years but just can't seem to get results. Many working parents can relate with the lack of time in the evening to set aside a lot of homework time before bed. Especially if you are a single parent of more than one child. It would be extremely helpful to get that minimum amount of time that they say they set aside for homework assistance. It just never seems to happen.

  • (5 years ago)

    Axson offers a very nurturing atmosphere and encourages children to work together. The level of parental involvement is very high and everyone seems truly focused on doing what is best for the development of the whole child not just academically.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very pleased with how our dedicated Principal takes charge and makes sure this school has the most to offer our children. As I talk and network with different mother's in Jax I learn that J Allen Axson is very involved with it's own activities and does a good job on staying consistent with old traditions in comparison to other elementary public schools which of course can not be done without parent participation and F.A.M.E.. I like to tell people that our children are growing up in an innocent environment here at J Allen Axson like the way it should be. Great community and it couldn't be done without a good principal and wonderful parents. I am so grateful to have my daughter in such a admirable school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Better environment for my children than the private Montessori they were attending.

  • (5 years ago)

    We feel blessed to have this option for our children. Axson has been a warm and encouraging environment for both of our children (4th grade & kindergarten).

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. It is a public Montessori. I have three children here and wouldn't think of sending them anywhere else including a private school. The principle is wonderful and so are the teachers- very respectful of both students and parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is terrific. I have been as happy here as I was with my son at Discovery (private). My son is gifted and I am glad the teacher he has (Mrs. Snell) was able to recognize and intervene even going as far as to purchase special supplies for him. They also have a gifted program (one day a week per grade) that he will be going into and I am grateful they have that support. The principal and staff are all great!!! This is the best deal around for sure!!!

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