School Details

River City Science Academy

7565 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 565-0065
7

(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 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 2014
  • Duval County School District 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 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 2014
  • Duval County School District 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 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 2014
  • Duval County School District 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 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 2014
  • Duval County School District 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 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 2014
  • Duval County School District 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 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 2014
  • Duval County School District 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. ADEM DOKMECI, whose e-mail is adokmeci@rivercityscience.org. 845 children attend River City Science Academy and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 6% of the River City Science Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 25% of the 845 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers 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% 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)

    I have two kids in this school and they are really happy and very successful. I am proud of them and blessed with this school.

  • (6 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.

  • (6 months ago)

    We believe we found the right school for our children. Concentrating on science and college is what we have been looking for.

  • (7 months 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.

  • (9 months 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....

  • (10 months 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.

  • (11 months 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.

  • (11 months 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.

  • (11 months 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. )

  • (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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    My sons' school is River City Science Academy. I am completely satisfied with his AP and Honors courses. I do regret society has banished Science fairs with actual (potentially slightly dangerous) science projects for all to see and be inspired by but that is not a school specific policy. I am impressed with the level of order maintained and the swift correction of those accustomed to chaos. I kinda wish it to remain a secret!

  • (1 year ago)

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

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