Robert M. Paterson Elementary School

  • Robert M. Paterson Elementary School serves 1,019 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Robert M. Paterson Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Robert M. Paterson Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Robert M. Paterson Elementary School's student population of 1,019 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students1,019 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Robert M. Paterson Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Robert M. Paterson Elementary School is 0.47, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank#408 out of 3633 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
15%
33%
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Black
8%
22%
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White
71%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.470.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
53%
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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 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameClay School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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