Robert M. Paterson Elementary School

Robert M. Paterson Elementary School serves 906 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Robert M. Paterson Elementary School operates within the Clay School District.

Overview

The student population of 906 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 906 students
Robert M. Paterson Elementary School Total Students (1993-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 63 teachers
Robert M. Paterson Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1993-2012)
Students by Grade Robert M. Paterson Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Robert M. Paterson Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1993-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Robert M. Paterson Elementary School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
8%
28%
Robert M. Paterson Elementary School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
6%
23%
Robert M. Paterson Elementary School Black (1993-2012)
White
81%
43%
Robert M. Paterson Elementary School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.34 0.69
Robert M. Paterson Elementary School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
21%
49%
Robert M. Paterson Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
8%
Robert M. Paterson Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 35,698 students has grown by 4482% over five years.
School District Name Clay School District
Number of Schools
Managed
46
20
Number of Students Managed 35,698 9,762
Clay School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $314 MM $138 MM
Clay School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $349 MM $159 MM
Clay School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $403,008 $13,793
Clay School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $447,693 $15,882
Clay School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Fleming Island High School (1.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Switzerland Point Middle School (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thunderbolt Elementary School (1.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Orange Park Fleming Island High School
    2233 Village Square Parkway
    Orange Park , FL , 32003
    (904)541-2100
    1.7  mi  |  2054  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Orange Park Thunderbolt Elementary School
    2020 Thunderbolt Rd
    Orange Park , FL , 32003
    (904)278-5630
    1.9  mi  |  1062  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Orange Park Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Fleming Island Elementary School
    4425 Lakeshore Dr
    Orange Park , FL , 32003
    (904)278-2020
    2  mi  |  880  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Middleburg Swimming Pen Creek Elementary School
    1630 Woodpecker Ln
    Middleburg , FL , 32068
    (904)278-5707
    3  mi  |  515  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Orange Park Montclair Elementary School
    2398 Moody Rd
    Orange Park , FL , 32073
    (904)278-2030
    4.1  mi  |  518  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 14, 2010 - I have 2 children attending Paterson (5th & 6th Grade).Despite the recent budget cuts,Paterson has maintained an exceptional arts / drama department and both of my children are very happy with there teachers and staff members as am I.My son is in ES,The staff has kept him interested in all areas of education while consistently challenging and nurturing his desire to learn,we are all extremely pleased with RMP--Keep up the good work! - Posted by Parent

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