Darnell Cookman Middle/High School

  • Darnell Cookman Middle/High School serves 1,039 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Darnell Cookman Middle/High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

Top Placements

Darnell Cookman Middle/High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Darnell Cookman Middle/High School's student population of 1,039 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students1,039 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Darnell Cookman Middle/High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Darnell Cookman Middle/High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#397 out of 3650 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
57%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Asian
19%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
33%
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Black
44%
22%
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White
24%
38%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.710.70
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Graduation Rate≥95%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDuval School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Darnell Cookman Middle/High School is Mt. Herman Ese Center (0.2 miles away)
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