School Details

Oceanway Elementary School

12555 Gillespie Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32218
(904) 696-8762
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 560 students 17 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 County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
61%
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56%
60%
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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.
75%
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

43%
53%
55%
57%
58%
60%
48%
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

Oceanway Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jacksonville. The principal of Oceanway Elementary School is Ms. Jacquelyn Sneddon, whose e-mail is sneddonj@duvalschools.org. 560 children attend Oceanway Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 72% of the 560 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Oceanway Elementary School is 17:1. San Mateo Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 39%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 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 72% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I feel this is a great school now that it has been around for a few years now and has a stable principal. I feel this school is going in the right direction and is a great school to send your kids

  • (4 years ago)

    Leadership keeps changing and continued focus on FCAT and not necessarily learning. They are not given enough physical education and a select few of the teachers are far too impatient with the students. There is definitely room for improvement.

  • (4 years ago)

    I use to go there i liked it a lot but the new PRINCIPAL is not nice at all Mr.**** is a whole lot better than she is i am sorry to say this but she is not all good in my opinion. With all due respect Former student

  • (4 years ago)

    We were a little nervous about our daughter attending Oceanway Elementary since everyone I spoke to about it said it was a bad school. My husband toured the school and liked it though so we decided to try it out. My daughter is now going into 2nd grade there and we are very happy with the teachers she's had so far and with the school overall. The head staff (principal's vice principals) keep changing every year but all the other schools are experiencing that too. Please don't go by others opinion's as the school has changed a lot over the past few years.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school needs more 1 on 1 time with the 2nd grade classes that have special needs. There is only one teacher that teaches this program and is only in the class rooms one time a week.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent commitment to children and education bravo! job well done.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is now under new management. Mr. Cobb has taken control and is beginning to turn this school around. The teachers work as a team now and their voices are being heard. Together with the PTA they are changing the direction of the school bringing it to a better place. The school does have its challenges in that it seems to have a very high number of ESE/SLD students. Don't let this put you off. The enthusiasm for change is contagious! Teachers are teaching kids are learning. It's a whole different atmosphere than before. This is NOT the OLD Oceanway it's a new and improved one!

  • (8 years ago)

    We recently enrolled our son in Oceanway when we moved to Florida in March 2006. I am very disappointed with the quailty of education here and am just as frustrated with the teachers. It may be a new school but the leadership academics and activities are almost non-existent. There are no sports programs and recess consists of a couple laps around the cirle where we pick up the kids from school (the 'new' playground is in need of repair). There is no gifted program and no effort has been made to send my son to the neighboring school one day a week as is the rule for the gifted classes there. There is no challenge to the curiculum and the grade levels are learning things two grade levels below where the currenly are. We are currenly looking for a new house that is not in the Oceanway school zone.

  • (8 years ago)

    If it wasn't for the fact the teachers here are great I would have pulled my children out. The leadership here is non-existent and any attempt to make things better are squashed by the principle who lucky for the school is leaving. we will be going to Sheffield Elemetary because of district changes. Thank God!

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers are very easy to work with and have tried very hard to keep my child challenged.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughters have gone to this schoold for four years. My oldest now attends Oceanway Middle it is a wondeful school. My youngest daughter began Oceanway struggling to learn to read and retain information. She has made wonderful progress and is a honor roll student and made a perfect score on the reading portoion of her FCAT last year. I am very happy with the school. Both of my daughters are honor roll students and my oldest is in advanced classes. If you are looking for a school with the 'Good old days' view with teachers who still care about the kids not what they are wearing or how much their parents make this is the school. And thank you to all the teachers and staff that make up that great school we love you!

  • (9 years ago)

    we moved to this school from one of the top rated public elementary schools in the county so it was quite a shock to see what 'the other side' is like. while my son continued to maintain straight A's this year he was harrassed constantly because he was smart. it seems academics are not a top priority in this area of town or didn't used to be before all the new neighborhoods brought people from other areas. this is changing slowly but not quite fast enough. the school did have all the same elective programs as our old school but the administration is not as accessible to parents. I did not feel that the principal was visible enough or a strong enough leader this year.

  • (10 years ago)

    I enrolled my two children in Oceanway this year as we moved to the area. Previously my children attended another duval county school. I realize that it will take adjustment for my children as well as for myself however I feel that this is going to be an extremly long insecure change. I recieved letters for the first 2 days from the principal encouraging parents to call with concerns however when she was contacted her question was 'how did you get my extension?' I feel that she should express her honest opinion on what she feels is best for the child but I also feel that she should be open for parent opinions as well. With our particular subject her reply was 'thats life and your child has to deal with it'. I am very discouraged and feel this was not nessasary.

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