School Details

Orange Park Elementary School

1401 Plainfield Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 278-2040
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 519 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

79%
64%
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66%
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
  • Clay County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
65%
63%
76%
69%
61%
63%
41%
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.
98%
81%
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
  • Clay County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
60%
56%
86%
66%
61%
89%
62%
54%

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
  • Clay County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
66%
53%
86%
72%
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
  • Clay County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Orange Park Elementary School is a public middle school in Orange Park. The principal of Orange Park Elementary School is MS. CAROLYN MCCULLOUGH, who can be contacted at cmcculough@OneClay.net. 519 students attend Orange Park Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 6% of the Orange Park Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 80% of the 519 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Orange Park Elementary School is 15:1. Lighthouse Learning Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 69%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 14%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Asian 5% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 41%
Limited English proficiency 6% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This is a great school but there are no buses. You have to drive and pick up .

  • (12 months ago)

    I went to this school for 6 years. I can proudly say i will be graduating this year with straight As. The teachers help prepare you for the real world and high school. They help you be better organized in keeping up with all of your work. The teachers help the students to be better educated. Like myself who could not read or write till the 3rd grade. They helped me tremendously better understand reading and writing. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a place to send their children.

  • (1 year ago)

    My both kids are in this school for 4 yrs. Good kind easy going teachers. I gave 100% to school . Highly recommended

  • (1 year ago)

    Absolutely best school.teachers put their complete effort to help a child improve their grades.my kid goes to third grade and I have seen how the teachers take effort to help the kids to qork hard motivate them to study.

  • (1 year ago)

    Best school ever but you need to participate and be envolved in your child's education. Everyone wins then!

  • (3 years ago)

    Absolutely the BEST SCHOOL EVER! Its a public school but kids must be selected from the lottery held in early March. Every day teachers send home a folder that must be intialed. The folders provide a quick and direct communication with parent and teachers. Parents are required to do 9hrs of volunter time but items requested from teachers counts as time. So does having lunch with your child or attending a skating party. ITs sooo easy to get time. OPE has after school clubs for every grade such as chorus jogging club tumbling class art club yearbook and much much more. Safety patrols will walk young kids to their classes after parent drop them off and there is patrols at the Kindergarder classes.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is our 2nd yr at this school. Our son is in 1st grade and we just are so pleased with Mr.U and everyone at the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    It has caring teachers keeps grades up teaches manners as well as studies and keeps winning awards!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in her 4th year at OPE. You will not find a better public school and I would say you would be hard pressed to find a competitive private school. Parent involvement is mandatory here and is what drives this school. The teachers are all dedicated and even the principal knows the name of every child.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is our 2nd yr at this school. Our son is in 1st grade and we just are so pleased with Mrs. Stokes and everyone at the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    We are very happy with our decision to place our children here

  • (7 years ago)

    This is our third school in three years and we could not be happier. The administration and even other teachers know the students by name and really make each student feel at home. I have been so impressed with the personalized attention and love displayed at OPE. We don't ever want to leave.

  • (7 years ago)

    There are 4 classes for each grade. A school with a big heart. The principal and vice principal really try to learn all the students in the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 3 children in school here 1st 3rd and 5th grade. I have been very pleased with each of my children's progress. The campus is small and has only up to 4 classes per grade. The principle and vice principle know all of the kids by name. Academically OPE is among the highest scoring schools in Clay County on the FCAT. I feel that the school does prepare the students for testing but enriches their studies outside the the scope of testing as well. We have a great music program during school hours as well as a extra curricular chorus. Art is currently unavailable since Technology (computers) is mandatory. However there is talk of incorporating an after school art program. Sports are well-incorporated into the school curriculum and there are after school activities. Parents are what make this school what it is. I cant say that enough.

  • (8 years ago)

    OPE is a wonderful school. The teachers and administration work together to help make it a successful school. OPE holds high expectations both academically and behaviorally. The small environment is beneficial to the students. Keep up the good work!

  • (9 years ago)

    There is a high amount of parent participation. This helps to make this an incredibly great school. The parents have a genuine interest in the education of the children. This allows the teachers to reach some great heights in academic progress with each child.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is great. There are a lot of great opportunities for kids to better themselves. This school also promotes parent involvement.

  • (9 years ago)

    Parent involvement is a top priority here. I have been here with my kids for 12 years now and the parents are what make the difference. We are small and we are family ! Academically a great place to learn could use more space for PE and art and music.

  • (9 years ago)

    we have been very happy at OPE every teacher has been wonderful. my son has scored very well on fcat and loves school.

  • (10 years ago)

    OPE is an excellent school. My daughter started there a year ago and I have not been disappointed. It is by far one of the finest schools in Clay County.

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