Darnell Cookman Middle/High School

Darnell Cookman Middle/High School serves 1,039 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 18:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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 1,039 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Awards 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 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 0.72, 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 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 Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
18%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
33%
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Black
43%
22%
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White
24%
38%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.720.70
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jacksonville Mt. Herman Ese Center Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 150 students
    0.2 miles
    1741 Francis St
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    (904) 630-6740
    0.2 PK-12 150
  • Jacksonville John E. Ford K-8 School Magnet School
    Math: 45% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 633 students
    0.5 miles
    1137 Cleveland St
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    (904) 630-6540
    0.5 PK-8 633
  • Jacksonville Stanton College Preparatory Magnet School
    Math: 84% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,631 student
    0.5 miles
    1149 W 13th St
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    (904) 630-6760
    0.5 9-12 1,631
  • Jacksonville Andrew A. Robinson Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 51% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 705 students
    0.8 miles
    101 W 12th St
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    (904) 630-6550
    0.8 PK-5 705
  • Jacksonville Kirby-smith Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 74% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 854 students
    0.9 miles
    2034 Hubbard St
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    (904) 630-6600
    0.9 6-8 854

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