School Details

River City Science Academy

7565 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 855-8010
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 6-12 750 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

73%
49%
52%
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53%
59%

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 2012
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
51%
55%
59%
52%
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 2012
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
49%
51%
64%
52%
56%
66%
45%
47%
82%
80%
79%

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.
78%
78%
78%

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

55%
47%
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 2012
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
50%
54%
97%
90%
85%

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.
89%
87%
84%

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

82%
60%
64%
68%
67%
67%
65%
56%
64%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

River City Science Academy is a charter high school in Jacksonville. The principal of River City Science Academy is DOGAN TOZOGLU, who can be contacted at dtozoglu@rivercityscience.org. 750 children attend River City Science Academy and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 5% of the River City Science Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 23% of the 750 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at River City Science Academy is 13:1. Sandalwood High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 39%
Asian 4% 4%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 44%
Hispanic 12% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 49%
Limited English proficiency 5% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    We were very excited for the lottery.We are very lucky to be accepted. Heard nothing but good things from my friends. I believe my son will do his best among the other good students.

  • (7 months ago)

    I would not recommned this school to anyone. The teachers do not care about the kids success. Failure is definitey an option in this school. The office do not id adults picking up kids. My co-worker went to visit and was not impressed.

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is awful. I've been a student since the second year it has been open and it's literally so unorganized and unprofessional. The teachers are great don't get me wrong but the administration is so haywire and all over the place. I will NOT be returning for my senior year because I now have to fix my grades and everything that this school has screwed up along the way due to their mistakes.

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is great the teachers are very friendly. My kids love their school. You don't have to worry about bullies at this school.

  • (8 months ago)

    Best school good teacher and staf very helpful .Kids are happy to go to this school every day .

  • (1 year ago)

    Everybody who comes here is amazed how friendly and calm the kids are. One can feel the atmosphere of integrity here. I am very happy with my son's teachers and the school in general. Thanks RCSA. )

  • (1 year ago)

    We are like a family here. It's very difficult to find this safe environment in other schools. Happy to be at RCSA.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is Amazing! They are so focused on having their students achieve the very best and their expectations on the kids is very high which is wonderful. The entire school is focused on excellence. They are truly top-notch.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent academic program. Great to have a school that focuses primarily on academics rather than sports. Students are held accountable for their work. Students are encouraged to participate in Science Olympiad County Science and History fairs and AP classes.

  • (1 year ago)

    River City Science Academy is a wonderful school my son has been a student there since 6th grade and is now in 9th grade the Teachers and staff care about the kids there is nice programs after school for students to attend free of charge.

  • (1 year ago)

    RCSA has been a blessing to my family since they've opened their doors! They are the most compassionate enthusiastic and genuine bunch of teachers I've ever met. They truly care about their students and giving them all the tools and opportunities to succeed. Love them! Both my girls go there!

  • (1 year ago)

    THIS SCHOOL HAS EXCELLENT ENVIRONMENT FOR ITS STAFF STUDENTS AND PARENTS. SERVERS GREAT MINDS. GO ROCKETS!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Sometimes there may be a bad apple in the bunch! I must admit that one of my kid s teachers is Awesome. On the other hand there is another teacher has no passion in what she does. Her class work is for daycare students! This is FAR BELOW my expectations of an A . It s good to have a friendly environment but its better with the kids are actually learning. I no longer believe all the hype I see posted on the reviews!!!! Yes the staff is GREAT but this Teacher needs another Job!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Hi! My son is a new 5th grade student at RCSA this year and he has come home every day so far telling our family how much he loves it here! He had trouble at his last school with one teacher mostly and a few of the children. The first day at RCSA he came home saying "I love it here! I made some friends the kids are nicer and a lot better behaved! And I like my teachers a lot!". Boy that warmed my heart! My son even said that the days just fly right by because he's having such a good experience. We are so pleased and can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings! Thanks River City!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son had E grades in reading and math in kindergarten at another school but U in behavior. He did NOT like going to school. First word out of his mouth after Day 1 in first grade at RCSA was "Awesome and I stayed on green all day!" (good behavior). Second day he was so excited to go to school that he forgot to give us a kiss as he raced from the car to school. His teacher is supportive and attentive. We hope the rest of the year will go as well.

  • (1 year ago)

    River City is an excellent school with teachers and staff who truly care for students education and overall development. I would highly recommend this school to any family in Jacksonville.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter Vikas Sankar goes to River City Science Academy. It is a great school. The teachers are very dedicated. There is lot of importance given to Science specifically. Kids learn science through hands on activities. My daughter got selected in "National Science Bee" Competition thanks to their advanced teaching. Overall she has a very pleasant experience and looks forward to school every day. I like the "Character Education" which they have in their curriculum. Great school !!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My Children's School is Awesome the teachers are helpful and willing to work with you to ensure that each child has a chance to succeed.

  • (1 year ago)

    I feel blessed to have been informed about RCSA because the teachers and the staff are excellent. The additional guidance and assistance they provide to the students are by far the best. Also they push the kids to think outside of the box focusing on the future ahead of them. I love them.

  • (1 year ago)

    RCSA has been a great fit for my children and our family. My kids are challenged and love the staff. This is our second year attending for both of our children and we have been very happy with the curriculum.

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