Rufus E. Payne Elementary School

6725 Hema Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Rufus E. Payne Elementary School serves 324 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Rufus E. Payne 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Rufus E. Payne Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Rufus E. Payne Elementary School's student population of 324 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students324 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Rufus E. Payne Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Rufus E. Payne Elementary School is 0.10, 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
#3016 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
1%
33%
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Black
95%
22%
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White
1%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.100.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Rufus E. Payne Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDuval School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Rufus E. Payne Elementary School is William M. Raines High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Jean Ribault Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tiger Academy (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jacksonville Tiger Academy Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 217 students
    0.6 miles
    6079 Bagley Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    (904) 309-6840
    0.6 K-5 217
  • Jacksonville S. A. Hull Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 276 students
    0.8 miles
    7528 Hull St
    Jacksonville, FL 32219
    (904) 924-3136
    0.8 PK-5 276
  • Jacksonville William M. Raines High School Magnet School
    Math: 36% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,373 student
    1.1 miles
    3663 Raines Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    (904) 924-3049
    1.1 9-12 1,373
  • Jacksonville George Washington Carver Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 365 students
    1.2 miles
    2854 W 45th St
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    (904) 924-3122
    1.2 PK-5 365
  • Jacksonville Jean Ribault Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 35% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 706 students
    1.2 miles
    3610 Ribault Scenic Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32208
    (904) 924-3062
    1.2 6-8 706

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