River City Science Academy

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

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 6-12 845 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

78%
47%
53%
69%
54%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 2014
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
47%
56%
66%
49%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 2014
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
37%
47%
57%
53%
57%
57%
47%
49%
33%
54%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 2014
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
49%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 2014
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
48%
55%
69%
65%
64%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 2014
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
58%
66%
74%
63%
68%
72%
55%
64%
78%
60%
65%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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 2014
  • 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 MR. OZ SIPAHIOGLU, whose e-mail is osipahioglu@rivercityscience.org. 845 students go to River City Science Academy and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 6% of the River City Science Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 25% of the 845 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at River City Science Academy is 13:1. Englewood 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% 38%
Asian 4% 4%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 44%
Hispanic 11% 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 25% 50%
Limited English proficiency 6% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    it's a great school and i really like it alot. school lunches i don't really like

  • (6 months ago)

    Both of my children have attended River City Science Academy since kindergarten and have been there for almost five years. I can not express enough how amazing our personal experiences have been and how pleased we ALL are with the school teachers parents administrators and staff. It's true the academic pace is fast and best suited to children who pick up new information quickly retain it well and make use of that information readily and without much repetition. While there are many areas for a child to excel this is a school for the STEM focus also River City Science Academy does have wonderful "specials" opportunities in music art and sports and many many more.

  • (6 months ago)

    I have two kids at rcsa and I hope they will go to the best universities. College information night was very successful I really learned a lot. Thank you!

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is just a wonderful place especially for a STEM learner. We have felt so welcomed and part of a community of talented teachers and students. My kids really needed the differentiation and extensions to the curriculum as well as the social emotional support provided at this school. The teachers could not be more dedicated and committed to helping each child reach his or her potential. What a special honor it is to be here! I suggest River City Science Academy to everyone who wants better education.

  • (7 months ago)

    Great school excellent Teachers nice atmosphere for Parents and Students. Very good and use friendly parent portal and class behavior app (new in 1st grade).

  • (7 months ago)

    I always have the most wonderful experience here. Excellent Teachers and the most friendly and attentive staff. School has best curriculum around the Jax.

  • (7 months ago)

    Great school. Instant access to student progress. Open two-way communication. My son loves the school and his teachers. Highly recommend to parents who are looking for a free private-like school.

  • (7 months ago)

    Excellent school with dedicated staff members working hard during school lunch time after school weekends and even holidays!!! High expectations from all students

  • (9 months ago)

    Instant access to student progress is a great future. Athletic teams are growing. We are dying to see the gym completed. Thanks for the update...

  • (11 months ago)

    Rcsa is by far the worst school in Duval county the school is all about getting into high officials pockets(check out the gullen movement). The school lets people run the academics who have no idea how to connect with students. The school is more concerned with money than the students education. The school also forces students off campus when it's over so if you're a parent and you're running late then you can pick your child up on the busiest road in Jacksonville. Students are the least of the schools concern it's all about your money.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is (was) great my children have attended this school for four years. The new principal Mr. Oz I think it is is not a really motivating individual. I think he has brought the morale down in High School trying to take away sports and any other activity the kids may enjoy. If this principal is there next school year we would be better off allowing the children to attend local the local high school. my stars are based on the school as a whole.

  • (1 year ago)

    Does not matter how dedicated the teachers are you will not be allowed to stay if you do not bend to the will of the new prinipal. Ask why the best teachers left or were fired. A better group of teachers could not be found but he did not respect them or the students or their parents. Don't be fooled. They only did well this year because of the dedicated staff but next year will tell the story....

  • (1 year ago)

    Dedicated staff great learning environment that is strict for some.....You need to follow rules in this school. It is hard to stay as a teacher without dedication.

  • (1 year ago)

    I really don't like this school. the rules sucks. We are not allowed to use our phone or wear whatever we want and the teachers are so rude also students as well.

  • (1 year ago)

    As soon as the last car leaves from picking up students the other children are kicked off campus to stand out by the street. Rude office worker.

  • (1 year ago)

    My School is the best in Duval County. Strong academics with caring staff. They give more than 100% always. My kids are very happy and like to go to school.

  • (1 year 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.

  • (1 year 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.

  • (1 year 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. )

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