3239 Norman E Thagard Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32254
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Paxon School/advanced Studies serves 1,498 students in grades 9-12.
Paxon School/advanced Studies placed in the top 20% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 84% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Paxon School/advanced Studies ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Paxon School/advanced Studies's student population of 1,498 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,498 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Last Day of School (Fourth, Nine-Week Period Ends)
May 27, 2022 (Friday)

School Rankings

Paxon School/advanced Studies is ranked within the top 20% 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 Paxon School/advanced Studies is 0.69, 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
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#411 out of 3628 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
33%
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Black
41%
22%
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White
37%
38%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Graduation Rate
≥99%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
PSAS is an excellent leadership college prep school with a rigor curriculum which easily challenges students effectively for college life. I am so pleased that PSAS is an option for excellent education and college prep.
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5  
Personally, I like this school.Every school has their own graduation requirements for college-bound or tech-prep student;I think your grauation requirements are a little to harsh. You need to lighten up a little. I know you all are preparing the students to be successful future leaders,but give them a break.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,498 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in FL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.69 (Top 20%)

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