School Details

Parkwood Heights Elementary School

1709 Lansdowne Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 720-1670
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 387 students 18 student/teacher

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.
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 2013
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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53%
55%
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58%
60%
41%
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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Parkwood Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jacksonville. The principal of Parkwood Heights Elementary School is Mr. Ashton J Price, who can be contacted at pricea@duvalschools.org. 387 children attend Parkwood Heights Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0.3% of the Parkwood Heights Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 65% of the 387 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Parkwood Heights Elementary School is 18:1. Pablo Academy Private School In is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 50% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 37% 39%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian 3% 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 65% 49%
Limited English proficiency 0.3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is one of the best-kept secrets in Duval County. It is a small school with a close-knit community of students teachers and parents. We have two children at this school and have been extremely pleased with the education and overall experience they have been receiving. The principal Mr. Price is exceptionally caring and hard-working and a very effective leader of the school. The physical facilities are not the newest or most modern and the students for the most part do not come from the wealthiest families in town; but these things really don't matter when your children are safe happy and receiving a first-rate education. It is not surprising that many parents who live outside of the school's boundaries have sought and received special permission to send their kids to Parkwood. You should send your kids here too. Call Mr. Price and ask for a tour.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. The teachers are hands on and the principal is alsome. I have never seen a person so hands on. He takes time out of his busy schedule to walk the children to the cross walk. What a alsome person. My Gabriel and Amber love Mr. Price. Thank you for all you do. Love The French's

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers parents and students work hard to provide a positive environment for learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    All schools have issues so anyone that says their school is perfect is oblivious to reality. This school is a good neighborhood school. The principal is the most attentive and pro-active principal I have ever met. He will stop and talk on a dime he has an open door policy he works through issues and is very attentive to the students. He has done a great job of providing a safe school that kids can feel secure and loved in. Some of the issues with the school are not really the school's fault at all. In Our "magnet schools" are a way of segregating in the name of desegregation. Magnet schools separate kids from their neighborhoods and cause imbalance in the neighborhood schools. This school has suffered somewhat because of that however the teachers are fabulous and we had a great school atmosphere here.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parents that is very involved in my childs education. The communication with the teachers needs to improved. Teaching methods needs to imporve. All kids are not structed to learn the same way new methods must be taught.

  • (9 years ago)

    I regret ever having sent my children here. My oldest child had 3 different teachers the first year because teachers keep quitting. It happened again the second year. Both my children complained of cockroaches being everywhere. It's run down and filthy. The teachers put too much pressure on students about FCATs. I'll never send my kids back.

  • (10 years ago)

    Parkwood Heights Elementary is a wonderful school! My daughter is currently a 5th grader and has attended this school since Kindergarten! She has had a terrific elementary education! I just wish we could keep her at this school forever but unfortunately this is her last year and we have to leave the wonderful faculty and staff! My daughter has had nothing but wonderful teachers who care about their job! We love you Mrs. Chauncey Mrs. Cullins Mrs. B. Smith. Mrs. Gentzkow Mrs. Rehm Mr. Gentkow Mrs. ELlingworth Mrs. Dodge Mrs. J. Smith and Mrs. Golden and also Mrs. S. and Mrs. Gorlich in the front office are so terrific too! WHat would we have done without Parkwood Heights! We love you!

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