J. J. Finley Elementary School

Tel: (352)955-6705
  • J. J. Finley Elementary School serves 637 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 62% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • J. J. Finley Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.
  • J. J. Finley Elementary School operates within the Alachua School District.

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School Overview

  • J. J. Finley Elementary School's student population of 637 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students637 students
J. J. Finley Elementary School Total Students (1988-2016)
Gender %J. J. Finley Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
J. J. Finley Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeJ. J. Finley Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • J. J. Finley Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of J. J. Finley Elementary School is 0.74, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
54%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
52%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
J. J. Finley Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
12%
3%
J. J. Finley Elementary School Asian Students (1990-2016)
Hispanic
20%
32%
J. J. Finley Elementary School Black Students (1988-2016)
Black
27%
23%
J. J. Finley Elementary School Black Students (1988-2016)
White
37%
39%
J. J. Finley Elementary School White Students (1988-2016)
Two or more races
4%
3%
J. J. Finley Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsJ. J. Finley Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownFL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.740.70
J. J. Finley Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
48%
J. J. Finley Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
J. J. Finley Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of J. J. Finley Elementary School is Alachua School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 74 school districts in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Alachua School District's student population of 29,305 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,110 in this district is less than the state average of $12,987. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,472 is less than the state average of $13,734. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameAlachua School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    66
    22
    Number of Students Managed29,30510,175
    Alachua School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    54%
    54%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    55%
    52%
    District Total Revenue$281 MM$132 MM
    District Spending$264 MM$140 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,110$12,987
    District Spending / Student$9,472$13,734
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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