School Details

Lakeside Junior High School

2750 Moody Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 213-2980
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 846 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

79%
68%
56%
69%
62%
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
  • Clay County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
50%
47%
72%
61%
57%
65%
57%
49%
62%
47%
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.
84%
77%
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
  • Clay County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lakeside Junior High School is a public middle school in Fleming Island. The principal of Lakeside Junior High School is MR. JOHN GREEN, whose e-mail is jwgreen@OneClay.net. 846 students go to Lakeside Junior High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.4% of the Lakeside Junior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 30% of the 846 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lakeside Junior High School is 15:1. Center Academy - Orange Park is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 14%
White, non-Hispanic 74% 69%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 41%
Limited English proficiency 0.4% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It's disappointing to see reviews of parents who have posted recently but list the names of teachers who have been gone for years. I teach at Lakeside but also sent two of my own children through the school. I have never encountered a group of teachers more committed to helping students succeed regardless of their status. This is a great school.

  • (2 years ago)

    If you have a gifted or high IQ child this is NOT the school for you. The best teachers are Mr. Hermes and Mr. Wilson both gifted. The English department sends home notes with simple words like "education" misspelled and forget science. The Art Department however if still run by Mrs. Hollowell is OUTSTANDING. If you are in Fleming Island the bus ride is a nightmare no air and a 30 minute transport. I only met the principal our second year there and thought he was thee P.E. coach. He never goes to any award ceremonies or puts himself out for the parents. I still do not know who the vice-principal is. If this is your only choice I am sorry for you. Children and mixed from areas other than Fleming Island and the result is less than desirable. Teachers only teach for the FCAT and as we are nearing our Junior year the colleges do not care at all about FCAT results - only ACT and SAT results. Lots of lost time for teaching.

  • (2 years ago)

    I don't know how any of you guys give this a 9 star rating. What year was this? Because this school is very disappointing. Some teachers need to be more professional. Teachers need to keep their hands and thoughts to themselves. Approach the student talk to the parents and not be so rude. I am so glad my child is going to a private school next year. At least I know my money is not being wasted on these so called teachers!

  • (6 years ago)

    this school has excllent teachers and some great kids

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is ten times better than the catholic school I attended for several years and I feel that if I would have gone through junior high in catholic I would have missed out on an excellent education from teachers who really care. You got two thumbs up from Angela if that means anything to anyone.

  • (7 years ago)

    They have a great gifted program

  • (7 years ago)

    it was great they tought my kid everything

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a student at lakeside this year and I was last year. I don't know how anyone could turn this school down. The teachers are very nice and will help you in any way they can. The sports programs are very good. I'm trying out for soccer this week. This is the best school in Clay County.

  • (9 years ago)

    Like most junior highs students will do well if they are prepared to take accountability for their work. If your child is not ready to be entirely responsible for his/her work I'd look for another school. While several of my daughter's teachers kept in regular touch and told us she was failing or near failing several others waited until we took the initiative to schedule a meeting. Very large school. Easy for kids who are shy or lack good social skills to get lost. On the other hand lots of classes and activities to choose from.

  • (9 years ago)

    The gifted program is excellent with teachers like mr. Aftuck and mrs. Morris. Mrs.Duchemin and the ljhs chorus are superior rated. Sports teams are mostly county champs. Parents are super involved. Lets go gators!

  • (9 years ago)

    I was an 8th grader here last year and it was and is the best Jr. high in Clay County!

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter is in the 8th and has attended LSJH for the past two years. She is very artistically inclined & a wonderful creative writer. This did not slip by a couple of wonderful teachers (English & Art) who took her under their wing and have encouraged her talents. Sometimes all it takes is one special person to believe in you to make you believe in yourself. They have given my daughter that gift. Teachers like that make Lakeside extra special. Of course the fact that the grade 'A' education you can count on your child to get is an added plus also. My son will attend LSJH next year I can relax as a parent knowing I am sending him to a school that not only cares about what the students do while in attendance but also about where they are going when they leave Lakeside. Thanks LSJH!

  • (10 years ago)

    Maybe this school is a great one to some parents however I feel the school is not ESE friendly. This school seems to 'cater' to those with no learning disabilities. The state needs to review the ESE guidelines and spend more on educating the teachers on how to teach an ESE student.

  • (11 years ago)

    As a parent of a seventh grader this year I was very worried about the transition from elementary to junior high. Lakeside so far has taken away my worries. I stay in constant contact with the teachers the teachers are enthusiastic at teaching my child my child is happy with the school and he also looks forward to going to school. Way to go Lakeside! Keep up the good work!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am a freshman who went to Lakeside Junior High the past two years! I was pleased with the teachers and staff there. I felt the teachers went out of their way to help students in need. I am proud that lakeside accomplished so much! Thank you for providing me with a great education. I want to thank the teachers staff the principal and vice principal. You all made my two years at lakeside the best. I hope every other student/ parent is as satisfied with your school as I was/am.

  • (11 years ago)

    My child has gone to Lakeside Jr. for the past 2 years. I have found many good and bad things about the school. But I have found that the Vice-Principle this year is a great person. She is willing to work with the parent and student. She cares about the students and whats best for them unlike Lakeside Elm. I have found that there they don't listen to the parents or students. We are lucky to have a great vice-P at Lakeside Jr. May she be here for a long time. Better yet I hope she moves to wherever my child next goes!!

  • (11 years ago)

    My child attends Lakeside Jr. HS and we're very disappointed with the leadership of the school. Principal and Vice Principal could care less about each student as an individual. They've turned a 'blind eye' to lockers that are broken into and other crime that occurs regularly and they are totally inflexible. I recommend you find another school to send your child to.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am a freshmen who attended lakeside Jr. high for the past two years. The after-school activities were extraordinarily pleasing and the academic quality is outstanding. I felt as if the teachers went out of their way to explain and teach the other students the material.

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