Frank H. Peterson Academies

  • Frank H. Peterson Academies serves 1,181 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60% (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 36% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Frank H. Peterson Academies placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Frank H. Peterson Academies's student population of 1,181 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,181 students
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Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Frank H. Peterson Academies is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 21:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Frank H. Peterson Academies is 0.66, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#2175 out of 3650 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
57%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:116:1
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
14%
33%
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Black
46%
22%
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White
34%
38%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Frank H. Peterson Academies.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.660.70
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Graduation Rate
94%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
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

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We are new to Peterson but, are very happy so far. The staff and teachers really care about the kids. Policies are followed for all which is wonderfull comming from a school that is very racial. The acadimies gives kids an oppertunity to learn skill otherwise no presented to them. There are honers programs. I only wish they had the duel enrollment for college programs. You can obtain a few college credits though. But we decided to stay and let our child enjoy the high school years instead of pushing so fast. You can still take college corses on line as well.
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