Robert M. Paterson Elementary School

  • Robert M. Paterson Elementary School serves 938 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 76% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 78% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

School Overview

  • Robert M. Paterson Elementary School's student population of 938 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students938 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Robert M. Paterson Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Robert M. Paterson Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Robert M. Paterson Elementary School is 0.43, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#595 out of 3,601 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Robert M. Paterson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Robert M. Paterson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Robert M. Paterson Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Robert M. Paterson Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
13%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Robert M. Paterson Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
8%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Robert M. Paterson Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
74%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Robert M. Paterson Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Robert M. Paterson Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.430.70
This chart display the diversity score of Robert M. Paterson Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Robert M. Paterson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Robert M. Paterson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCLAY School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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I have 2 children attending Paterson (5th & 6th Grade).Despite the recent budget cuts,Paterson has maintained an exceptional arts / drama department and both of my children are very happy with there teachers and staff members as am I.My son is in ES,The staff has kept him interested in all areas of education while consistently challenging and nurturing his desire to learn,we are all extremely pleased with RMP--Keep up the good work!
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