James A. Long Elementary School

  • James A. Long Elementary School serves 668 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is equal to the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • James A. Long Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • James A. Long Elementary School's student population of 668 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students668 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James A. Long Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of James A. Long Elementary School is 0.50, 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 Testing Rank#1474 out of 3633 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Hispanic
5%
33%
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Black
26%
22%
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White
66%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.500.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePutnam School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  2.75 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Great school. My son and daughter's teachers are always talking to us through the dojo and keeping us in the loop. I have nothing bad to say about James. A Long Cambridge program.
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1  
Whoever wrote the top review is not aware of how terrible this school is. Don't send your kids here if you can help it. Poor communication between the faculty and staff. The teachers have no idea what is going on outside their own classroom. Staff and teacher treat the students like a statistic I.e. they don't care about our kids here. Terrible safety we tested the staff and they have no idea who they let in the door. We could have walked in and shot up the place very easily. No officer on property. This school system is failing our children. Asst Principal sent a student home, claiming she was suspended and the child's teacher had no idea about it. Why work in the field of education if you don't care about children?? I hope more parents are alerted to this poor excuse of a school and take action. They also need a bullying program. Please contact the superintendent and the school board. Putnam county needs to clean up our schools.
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Don't send your kids here. The teachers are useless and don't communicate with the parents. Poor staff training, terrible bullying problem. Idk what the principal and asst principal do all day but it's not helping our kids. Someone needs to do something about this place.
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It''s four stars....
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