1701 N Davis St
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Darnell Cookman Middle/high School serves 1,150 students in grades 6-12.
Darnell Cookman Middle/high School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 82% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 1,150 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 20% in FL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Darnell Cookman Middle/high School's student population of 1,150 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 57 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
1,150 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
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School Rankings

Darnell Cookman Middle/high School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Darnell Cookman Middle/high School is 0.68, which is less 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#339 out of 3628 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
16:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
14%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
35%
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Black
51%
22%
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White
19%
36%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
87%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School District Name

School Calendar

View the Darnell Cookman Middle/high School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
August 15, First day of school
August 15, 2022 (Monday)
Weather Day (Schools closed)
October 14, 2022 (Friday)
Schools closed
November 23, 2022 (Wednesday)
Thanksgiving Break - Schools/Admin Offices Closed
November 24, 2022 (Thursday)
Winter Break - Schools Closed
December 19, 2022 (Monday)
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   2/4/2022
Very good school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - 6y7u890ghjitorgkbl

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 1,150 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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