William M. Raines High School

William M. Raines High School serves 954 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
William M. Raines High School operates within the Duval School District.
The school district's 60% graduation rate is lower than the FL state average of 70%.

Overview

The student population of 954 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 954 students
William M. Raines High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
William M. Raines High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade William M. Raines High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 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 18:1 15:1
William M. Raines High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
n/a
28%
William M. Raines High School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
97%
23%
William M. Raines High School Black (1988-2012)
White
n/a
43%
William M. Raines High School White (1988-2012)
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.
0.06 0.69
William M. Raines High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
70%
49%
William M. Raines High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
5%
8%
William M. Raines High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 134,927 students has grown by 24343% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Duval School District
Number of Schools
Managed
195
20
Number of Students Managed 134,927 9,762
Duval School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 60% 70%
Duval School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,148 MM $138 MM
Duval School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,248 MM $159 MM
Duval School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $2,080,210 $13,793
Duval School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $2,260,511 $15,882
Duval School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • William M. Raines is a High School located off Moncrief rd. on Jacksonville Florida's northside. It is well known for its distinguished history and outstanding accomplishments in academics, athletics, activities, and service. Located at the corner Raines Avenue, on the North Side of Jacksonville. The campus has been recently renovated to include a new administrative and science wing.
  • William M. Raines High School was the second historically black high school in Jacksonville, the other being Stanton College Preparatory School. The historic institution was named for William M. Raines, a prominent and very respected educator in Jacksonville. He was principal for Matthew Gilbert Senior-Junior High School for a period of about 12 years. His educational background included studying at Florida Memorial College, Edward Waters College, Florida A & M. University, Hampton Institute and Columbia University. 1965 proved to be a monumental year, for it was at that time that Raines first opened its doors. A lot of students from Northwestern High School became Raines' Vikings. The colors, cardinal red and silver gray, were adopted as the school's very own. The faculty and staff also agreed on the motto of "Knowledge is Power." The first principal was Dr. Andrew Robinson. The science wing was named in honor of him. He was principal until 1970.
  • Student learning is the chief priority at Raines and is the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work at our school. Many of Raines' great achievements come from the hard working students who participate in clubs that help the community, as well as develop the strong characteristics students need in order to succeed in the 21st century. Raines also has one of the premier athletic departments in the state of Florida, where the sports programs have won numerous county, district, and state championships.
  • Jean Ribault High School and William Raines High School have a unique rivalry and relationship that is based on their physical proximity, unusual for two public suburban high schools. In the era of de facto racial segregation in the 1960's, Ribault was built to serve an almost entirely whites-only population in northwest Jacksonville that essentially disappeared in the 1970's as the area became more predominantly African-American. Raines was constructed later in the sixties to serve the close-by African-American population, while Northwestern High School (previously serving the African-American community in this suburban area) was converted to a junior high. Both Ribault and Raines have established a reputation as athletic powerhouses.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jean Ribault High School (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Jean Ribault Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carter G. Woodson Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Jacksonville Jean Ribault High School
    Magnet School
    3701 Winton Dr
    Jacksonville , FL , 32208
    (904)924-3092
    Magnet School
    0.5  mi  |  990  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Jacksonville Carter G. Woodson Elementary School
    Magnet School
    2334 Butler St
    Jacksonville , FL , 32209
    (904)924-3004
    Magnet School
    0.6  mi  |  468  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Jacksonville Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School
    Magnet School
    3501 Winton Dr
    Jacksonville , FL , 32208
    (904)924-3086
    Magnet School
    0.6  mi  |  403  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Jacksonville Jean Ribault Middle School
    Magnet School
    3610 Ribault Scenic Dr
    Jacksonville , FL , 32208
    (904)924-3062
    Magnet School
    0.8  mi  |  614  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Jacksonville George Washington Carver Elementary School
    2854 West 45th St
    Jacksonville , FL , 32209
    (904)924-3122
    0.8  mi  |  430  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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