Whitehouse Elementary School

11160 General Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32220
(904) 693-7542
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 448 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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

75%
64%
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47%
55%
61%
57%
45%
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.
79%
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 2014
  • Duval average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
52%
56%
51%
57%
61%
81%
53%
54%

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

About this school

Whitehouse Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jacksonville. The principal of Whitehouse Elementary School is MS. JANA GRENIER, who can be contacted at grenierj@duvalschools.org. 448 children attend Whitehouse Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 2% of the Whitehouse Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 69% of the 448 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Whitehouse Elementary School is 15:1. Chaffee Trail Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Baseball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 38%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 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 69% 50%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of my children go to Whitehouse but my oldest is in 3rd grade. He has struggled all year and they haven't offered any help to see if he will improve until it was almost too late. Now he has to attend summer school to be able to pass. I know it's in the hands of the student but the school should provide some more help for academically troubled children. My youngest is in Kindergarten and seems to have done good so far. But I don't have much faith in this school. I am transferring them to a school that is near this school because it has nothing but good reviews.

  • (2 years ago)

    Looking forward to my Grandchild going back to WhiteHouse. Mr.C was so very caring about her education. I just wish she could have him him again this year. Great School.

  • (2 years ago)

    Beware of this school! If your child has to attend this place make sure you stay involved and know what is going on in the classroom. Some teachers are nothing more than bullies and the principal just pats them on the back and tells them not to do it again. I wish parents all the luck in the world if their child attends this school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Very unfortunate the school gets worst by the year. Staff is totally clueless lacl of communication between teachers. No preparation in classrooms Open House is a joke no structure to students at all. Every year all the teacher post is school hours and nothing else no information how the student will be graded how many tests to take etc. The books provided by the county arenot used by the schoollike they are meant to be. According to the teachers thats how the curriculum is not truebecausey neighbor's son is in the same grade and sequenceof chapters covered in classroom is different. My son is tested from print outs given to the students that they cannot take home insteaf of following the book chapters. Course materiall is what the teacher says mot the books. Teachers do not update the grades on the school grading system on the web. Staff does npt know what is happening in the classrooms the principal is a puppet and schoolboard looks the other way. $$$

  • (3 years ago)

    While there are a few good teachers at this school our experience in the last few years hasn't been good. Trying to get a conference with her current teacher is nearly impossible. The principal is no help and rude. I am now convinced more than ever that some teachers are there for a paycheck and nothing more. Very sad.

  • (3 years ago)

    Whitehouse has known lawsuits against them so I would warn parents who are researching schools to keep looking else where. I know for a fact that the county and state both have had to intervene and re-educate many of their teachers and staff. Unfortunately due to the union this is the only means of discipline.

  • (4 years ago)

    I agree. This school used to be good but the principal and assistant principal has brought the school down. Both are rude and do not have a clue on how to treat elementary grade students. There are a few good teachers but the others are worried about FCAT scores a paycheck and that's about it. I am glad my daughter is in 5th grade and will not be there next year.

  • (4 years ago)

    I agree with a previous poster - there are only a few teaches at this school who truly care. My children have been put through the ringer at Whitehouse. Personally the administrators need re-vamping all together. This school use to be a warm friendly loving community school - thats all history from what our family has experienced the past two years. I give Whitehouse Elementary the lowest score possible. Future parents - be warned!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Whitehouse Elementary school because the staff is GREAT!!! I also love it because I went there when I was in elementary school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers should care about the kids more than their paychecks. This school has a few good teachers and those some that dont seem to care. I am working on removing my children now.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has a wonderful teacher ms dion. She is a godsent. She does so much more than she has to with helping me with my childs learning disability. The staff has been very helpful to me with anything i need.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. It is great compared to other schools in Jax.

  • (7 years ago)

    I took my daugher out of another public school and put her here. And its wonderful. The teacher cares about her students. So far my daugher loves it. And I will continue to keep her there. Mrs. Kesterton has done a wonderful job. My daughter is above the average student and her teacher challenges her. Which is what makes a great teacher. I give this school an A+++. The after school care is ran by the vice pric. of the school which makes it so much easier to voice my concerns and know that someone is listening. He is great also. If I have a problem and voice it to him the very next day it is taken care of it. Props to him.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school I only wish you could have a say in what teacher your child gets!

  • (10 years ago)

    Whitehouse is a wonderful place for children to learn and be encouraged. The staff is excellent and actively seeks to get parents involved in the education of their children.

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