John E. Ford K-8 School
John E. Ford K-8 School serves 633 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
John E. Ford K-8 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).
John E. Ford K-8 School's student population of 633 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
View the John E. Ford K-8 School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:
Last Day of School (Fourth, Nine-Week Period Ends)
May 27, 2022 (Friday)
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- 12:00 NOON DISMISSAL
May 27, 2022 (Friday)
First Day of School 2022-2023 School Year
August 15, 2022 (Monday)
THANKSGIVING BREAK-NO SCHOOL STUDENTS
November 23, 2022 (Wednesday)
THANKSGIVING BREAK-SCHOOLS AND ADMIN OFFICES CLOSED
November 24, 2022 (Thursday)
John E. Ford K-8 School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of John E. Ford K-8 School is 0.41, 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 Data
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2840 out of 3628 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education
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