O. J. Semmes Elementary School
O. J. Semmes Elementary School serves 503 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
O. J. Semmes 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (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 30-34% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).
O. J. Semmes Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
O. J. Semmes Elementary School's student population of 503 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
O. J. Semmes Elementary 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 O. J. Semmes Elementary School is 0.33, 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
#2897 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 (10-11)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education
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