J. J. Finley Elementary School

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

Top Placements

J. J. Finley Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

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
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Gender %This chart display gender of J. J. Finley Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • J. J. Finley Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 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 0.46. 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%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of J. J. Finley Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of J. J. Finley Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of J. J. Finley Elementary School and the average student teacher ratio of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
12%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in J. J. Finley Elementary School and the percentage of Asian students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
20%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in J. J. Finley Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
27%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in J. J. Finley Elementary School and the percentage of Black students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
37%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in J. J. Finley Elementary School and the percentage of White students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in J. J. Finley Elementary School and the percentage of students of two or more races in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in J. J. Finley Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.740.46
This chart display the diversity score of J. J. Finley Elementary School and the average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in J. J. Finley Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in J. J. Finley Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlachua School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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