James Elementary School

4302 E Ellicott St
Tampa, FL 33610
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
James Elementary School serves 417 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
James Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 417 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

James Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

James Elementary School's student population of 417 students has declined by 35% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
417 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

James Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of James Elementary School is 0.38, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3559 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
18%
36%
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Black
77%
21%
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White
3%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is James Elementary School's ranking?
James Elementary School is ranked #3559 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are James Elementary School often compared to?
James Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Foster Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend James Elementary School?
417 students attend James Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of James Elementary School students are Black, 18% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are White, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of James Elementary School?
James Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does James Elementary School offer ?
James Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is James Elementary School part of?
James Elementary School is part of Hillsborough School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break/Non-Student Days
March 11, 2024 (Monday)
Seniors' Last Day
May 21, 2024 (Tuesday)
Last Day of School/End of 4th Grading Period (End of 2nd Semester)
May 24, 2024 (Friday)
First Day of School
August 12, 2024 (Monday)
Fall Break/Non-Student Days *
November 25, 2024 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 417 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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