School Details

Allen D Nease Senior High School

10550 Ray Rd, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
(904) 547-8300
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1679 students 20 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

76%
73%
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 2013
  • St. Johns average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
74%
54%
88%
86%
85%

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.
90%
89%
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 2013
  • St. Johns average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
88%
64%
89%
88%
67%
86%
84%
64%

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 2013
  • St. Johns average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Allen D Nease Senior High School is a public high school in Ponte Vedra. The principal of Allen D Nease Senior High School is Mr. Kyle Dresback. 1,679 students attend Allen D Nease Senior High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Allen D Nease Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 11% of the 1,679 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Allen D Nease Senior High School is 20:1. Ponte Vedra High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 80%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Asian 6% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 23%
Limited English proficiency 1% 0.7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Just ask the marching band how awesome this school is! Pride of St. John's County in all aspects not just marching band! IB Advanced Placement ROTC athletics great academics - it's got it all!

  • (1 year ago)

    I started to attend Nease halfway through my senior year. I came from a very under privileged High School in GA. It was a HUGE upgrade. Some students complained that it was the "poor" school but it was far from that (especially since they were driving Mercedes and BMW's). I sadly didn't get to play sports there due to coming in to late. But I did get to enjoy their amazing art program! It was a great school and I loved all the teachers that I had. Academically I think that it was wonderful especially for a public school. And even though I was there for a short time period I made life long friends!

  • (3 years ago)

    Overall not a bad school but definetly has suffered losses when most students with high academic scores left for Ponte Vedre and along with them excellent staff. Left now with a B rating is evident of the slippery slope we are going down. Knowing what I know now I would buy into another school district. Over the last 2 years that my child has attended I have come to the realization that there is little to no recourse with the administration here and all they care about is that your child is "no trouble". They do not show concern AT ALL if he or she fails. You are a "good student" if you have no disciplinary issues. They will notify you THAT day if your child misses a class (a good thing) but will not even send a note home if there are failing grades.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent leadership from Principal and adminiistration... Stellar academic programs... Top-rate athletic program...

  • (5 years ago)

    Nease -great academics- great sports- great arts .Kind teachers- respectful kids . Organized administration . Best school in the county

  • (5 years ago)

    Nease high school is the best School in St. Johns county hands down. Entering this school I knew that my classes would be difficult but the teachers are very helpful and understanding. I am Looking foward to graduating from the Outstanding school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is wonderful for those who want to go to IB to challenge themselves and ROTC for the Military! This schools campus is mostly outdoor due to Florida and is one of the many best in Florida

  • (5 years ago)

    Fantastic school. Both my kids attend Nease but they didn't know a soul when they came their freshman year. The student body is very accepting of newcomers. The teachers & guidance department are very accessible and couldn't be more helpful and accommodating. The IB program is private education taught with college style. Undoubtly my kids will be very well prepared for their college journey.

  • (5 years ago)

    Nease is the best school I've ever been too. Kids there are cool. The teachers are nice and its easy to get around no problems at all and the Sports program is good. I recommend this school to anybody who lives in the area. This is a Great school to graduate from.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to Nease my freshman year and it was amazing. The classes were fun and very educational. The food was actually good. The pods idea for the buildings is cool. And sports teams are the best in the county. Overall i had a great experience and really do think that if you want your child to be happy do well in school and get into sports Nease is great for that.

  • (6 years ago)

    I adore this school. Challenging classes and motivational teachers. Although I felt a little out of place because a majority of the students are fairly wealthy.

  • (7 years ago)

    The word 'Awesome' is the one word my son used to describe his academic experience at Nease this past year. He is not an athlete. He is a top notch student. As his mother 'this school made me happy.'

  • (7 years ago)

    This school made me miserable. Sports are priority here so if your child is good at sports they can get away with any injustice. Teachers seem to have a lack of interest in teaching in general.

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers at Nease seem to care about the kids overall. I don't find the school to be too challenging for my Junior who could use a bit more homework and study guides to be certain he is ready for college. The dress code and other rules at the school don't seem to be highly enforced which leaves the impression that the kids- teens rule the roost. It's just okay in my opinion.

  • (8 years ago)

    Very disappointing. Seems great on paper but kids rule the place with a sense of entitlement. Big money in St. John's County means kids with credit cards

  • (8 years ago)

    overall a wonderful school.. great teachers and staff.. very safe.. #1 sports and academics

  • (9 years ago)

    We are new to the area and have found Nease to be a pleasure so far. Great kids wonderful teachers and a super sense on community.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academically and althletically this school is the tops. What the school falls short on are the kids in between. Unfortunately many of the students in this school that do not accel at these are left to fall through the cracks. Originally run by upscale parents this school is now begining to diversify. Best thing about the school are the sports and academic programs.

  • (9 years ago)

    The programs at the school are amazing especially American Sign Language my son loves it. I also like the amount of extracurricular activities as well. I am a very involved parent so i think this school really encourages parent involvement

  • (9 years ago)

    Nease has a challenging IB program that prepares high performing students for college. Nease also offers many extra curricular programs including ROTC.

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