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About This School

Oceanway School is a public middle school in Jacksonville. The principal of Oceanway School is Mr. Terrence Connor, who can be contacted at CONNORT@DUVALSCHOOLS.ORG. 1,258 children attend Oceanway School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1.0% of the Oceanway School students have "limited English proficiency." 42% of the 1,258 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Oceanway School is 19:1. Saint Patricks is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 39%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 44%
Asian 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 49%
Limited English proficiency 1.0% 3%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is absolutely horrible. There are some teachers and administration that do care about your child but however there are many teachers in this school that could honestly care less about your child. The teachers will not contact you and keep you in the loop if your child is doing poorly their answer is well we send home progress reports in the idle of the therm. Ok granted yes they do but if you see a child declining in studies or work contact the parent get the parent more involved with what they can do at home with the child to make the child's grades more efficient. I am so sorry that I have subjected my child to this hideous school and hope no one else's child will ever have to endure what my child has. And by the way the principal Mrs. Marks is even worse and won't even speak to you and when she does she is very abrasive rude condescending and definitely does not deserve to be the principal of this or any other school.

  • (8 months ago)

    WORST MIDDLE SCHOOL EVERRRR!!! Please if you really love your child and want the best for them DO NOT SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL. This school is HORRIBLE!!! The kids do whatever they want and the teachers turn a blind eye. My daughter could hardly hear what her teachers were saying because the kids where so loud and nobody would reprimand them. The bullies have their way and they do absolutely nothing to stop them. The people that say there is no misbehaved children at this school must be talking about ANOTHER school. Trust me. This school is a total disappointment. The kids' curse like you won't believe they'll fight right in the middle of the classroom with the teachers present because they don't care. I feel sorry for the parents and students that don't have any other choice but to go to this school. I thank God every day for allowing me to be able to transfer my daughter to an AWESOME school. She is happy and making straight A's just like she did before going to Oceanway. If you really want a secure environment for your child and want him to succeed you need to take them out of this school. If you could care less then Oceanway is the school for you.

  • (1 year ago)

    People seriously do not know oceanway! It is a very good school! There are many programs you can do! It's also clean! It is very organized! It has become much stricter thn the last few years! The kids do not run the school tht is bs! What school has kids running the school like really! It is not easy but you can make straight As you just have to make yourself do it! I noe there are fights but they beget there punishment of suspension! It is a great school wit great teachers

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter transferred into Oceanway from a very competitive magnet program up in Virginia where she was a straight A student. Her band teacher and Spanish teacher were good but because they only offered 1/2 year Spanish at that grade she ended up essentially repeating Spanish. Then the following year the school didn't put her in Spanish even though she was one of the best students. The rest of her teachers were garbage. The guidance counsellor assured me that their advanced math class was a pre algebra class which it wasn't so she effectively failed a grade in math. Academically it is garbage. Then the administration has a "kids will be kids" philosophy so the children run the school have some pretty hardcore fights and after they are dropped off in the morning they go across the street to the quickie mart (and vacant lot) to load up on energy drinks. Oceanway's feeder schools are generally good so the problem is with Oceanway.

  • (3 years ago)

    Oceanway is NOT the BEST public middle school out there but it is also not the worst.. There are a lot of really good teachers there that go out of there way to make sure their students do their best. They also have a VERY good sports program. The kids who do not like Oceanway & say that the teachers are mean more than likely are the students that are constantly getting in trouble. If you do your work respect & listen to your teachers you will do FINE.

  • (3 years ago)

    this school has to be the worst!! it is now 7 years old and is very very messy. also it is very disgusting. also horrible teachers.the school has lockers but we are not aloud to you them. there should be no reason why we should not be able to use these lockers!! i DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL. AT ALL!

  • (4 years ago)

    I go to oceanway middle and am in the 7th grade.. i love it their ........ altho their is alot of drama it puts meat on your bones. on the bright side they have great sports programs and accadmic programs so if you are looking for a school for your kid to go i would sugest oceanway middle home of the x-treme were are modo is ........(where every student is a sucess

  • (4 years ago)

    Oceanway is 'academically awesome' but 'dramatically dramafied'!!!!! The grades have way too much of interaction with the different grade levels. I have had several different problems (at least 5) with kids from all different grade levels throughout the year. Don't go to this school.....If you do here is some advice pick the write people to talk to don't talk about people don't focus on boys and don't get into a clique.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am addicted to oceanway! I never want to leave! I love it!

  • (5 years ago)

    unbelievable. i just love this school thank you. i have learned alot and thank you.

  • (5 years ago)

    ill be in the 7th grade and its great! Mrs.Hodges is my favorite teacher and all of the teachers are nice so go check it out and u might learn somthing new after all our motto is 'riding the shores of success!

  • (5 years ago)

    Oceanway middle school is overall a good school but sometimes i got into fights and it wasnt pretty.They had some fun activities there to do and good electives.Some teachers didnt care about you but one teacher in particular who was a good teacher and really cared about each and every last student was Mrs. Betty Mcclendon. She was awesome. But overall it wasnt a good or bad school its kinda in the middle.

  • (5 years ago)

    Good and safe school. Teachers are helpful as is the admin staff. No problem with misbehaving students.

  • (5 years ago)

    oceanway middle is the best school I have ever been. I love the teachers and other students. I can't wait 'till next school year

  • (5 years ago)

    i attened oceanway and it is not as bad as you think. the teachers do there jobs and write the students up that are bad.also the vilonce and fights have gone down a whole lot it is not as bad as it was last year. what can you expect this is jacksonvill

  • (5 years ago)

    I am in the 7th grade at Oceanway and i love the school. Sure the teachers can be mean but they have to to keep control. Our teachers are great and teach us so much. Oceanway also offers great things like band(which i am in) and other electives. I would recomend this school. Also the violence has reduced from last year to this year

  • (5 years ago)

    Horrible. Completely horrible. The students do not respect each other and do not respect the techers. Do not go to this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    We had just moved into the Jacksonville area and I signed my son up for school at the local public school for 6th grade. Before he actually started school I had registered him and made the school aware that he was arriving & that his school records would be forwarded from his last school. On his first day they were totally unprepared for his arrival & had lost all his paperwork. As soon as my son got home he informed me he was the smartest kid in the school & that he did not have homework because the school was out of books. He also said no one respected the teachers & threw paperballs & airplanes all the time. He said it was so loud most of the time he couldn't hear the teachers & the teachers didn't care. It might be a newer school but that doesn't mean it's better.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have never had my son in such a terrible school such as this one. Everyday he is surrounded by children cursing and yelling. The teachers stand around and do nothing about it but try and ignore it. I am trying to get him into another school a magnet school and if that is not possible I am considering home schooling till we are able to move.

  • (5 years ago)

    Having taught in a variety of schools and with all types of students Oceanway Middle school is by far one of the best places to teach. The facility is only a few years old which is a welcomed environment from being in old buildings in need of demolition due to the small rooms various infestations and furniture falling apart. All in all the students are respectful and seem to know why they come to this learning community. Most of the teachers seem enthusiastic and are commited to making sure students learn and grow academically socially and emotionally. As a new X-treme faculty member I am thrilled to be a part of the team!

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