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Paxon School/advanced Studies


Overview

Student Enrollment
1,557
Best High School in Florida
#20
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District DUVAL
Type Public
 Phone (904)693-7583
 Location 3239 NORMAN E THAGARD BLVD
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32254
Charter School No

Paxon School/advanced Studies has an academic rating significantly above the average for Florida high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 20th in the best public high schools in Florida.

Demographics

Race

The Paxon School/advanced Studies student body is predominantly White with a significant Black population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White40.1%625
Black39%608
Hispanic6.5%101
Asian Pacific9.2%144
Native American Indian0.2%3
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%2
Two or more races4.8%74

Family Income

vs. other Florida high schools
Upper 10.9%

18.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Florida high school median of 46.3%. By this measure, PAXON SCHOOL/ADVANCED STUDIES students are largely upper income and rank 51st in Florida for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman453
Sophomore414
Junior337
Senior353
Total1,557

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
99% or more*

10 out of 10

Rank: 7th in Florida

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students99% or more*
Florida Median86%
Percentile100%
White95% or more*
Black95% or more*
Hispanic80% or more*
Asian Pacific90% or more*
Native American-
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged95% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 53rd in Florida

Students at Paxon School/advanced Studies scored an average 69% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Florida Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 48% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 12.1% of Florida high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls60%77%
Boys62%78%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander70% to 79%*80% to 89%*
Black46%66%
Hispanic60% to 69%*80% to 89%*
Multiracial--
White70% to 74%*86%
With Disabilitesless than 50%*40% to 59%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1089

The average SAT score for Paxon School/advanced Studies students in 2014 was 1089.

College Admission Test Participation

9 out of 10

Rank: 38th in Florida

547 out of 690 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (79%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Florida median rate of 57% and in the top 9% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

5 out of 10

Rank: 153rd in Florida

Paxon School/advanced Studies offers 23 AP courses. 90 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 99% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Florida schools of 22%. Paxon School/advanced Studies had 1,133 taking AP exams with a 283 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 58% percentile and slightly above the state median of 22 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 25% 22%
Students enrolled in an AP class 90% 22%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 12%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 35%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 89%
AP Courses Offered 23

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%20%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.3%2
Girls0%0
Florida Median0.4%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Florida Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4.5%68
Boys6.3%44
Girls3%24
Florida Median5.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.3%20
Boys2.2%15
Girls0.7%5

Location

Paxon School/advanced Studies
3239 NORMAN E THAGARD BLVD
JACKSONVILLE, FL
32254
(904)693-7583

10 out of 10 1

District

DUVAL
JACKSONVILLE, FL