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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
First Coast High School is a public school located in Jacksonville, FL. It has 2,077 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

First Coast High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
990
312 responses
Average ACT
20
189 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$63,988
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,180
National
$949
Median Home Value
$143,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
35%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.51 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 162 responses
  • Homecoming week
    20%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Graduation
    16%
  • Grad Bash
    14%
  • Class Assemblies
    7%
  • Chorus
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,077
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,292
Teachers in First/Second Year
48.9%
49%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.73 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.73 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.73 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,698/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.80 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses
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First Coast High School Reviews

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So far I have had an overall great experience at First Coast High School, I enjoy the diversity of students and the great staff at the school. Each and every last administrator at First Coast pushes every student to excel in whatever it is that they are doing wether it’s after school activity, sports, but most importantly our academics. Starting since my freshman year I have been on the football team, enrolled in AVID, as well as 5000 Role models of excellence. As I mentioned the 5000 Role Models of Excellence, First Coast offers many different after school activities and programs to keep you active and familiar with what’s going on at school. If I go back in time to my freshman year, I would have signed up for every single after school program I was eligible to do, plus it looks even better on your transcripts when applying yo college for them to see you active in programs such as these attempting to make a big change on not only the school but the world!
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Freshman year: It's either join or risk starting off slow. I recommend joining a club or sport. You get adjusted to the crowd and avoid the infamous "Clocktower". That is a place where you can either make yourself or get influenced.
Sophomore year: Same but at some point, you should have joined something or made yourself close with a teacher or staff. Keep going you're already a survivor of the first year.
Junior year: Your last two years were either good or bad. Your grades should be good despite this school being better in athleticism over academics.
Senior year: Enjoy the year!
Overall it was a decent school. The teachers were helpful, my IEP accommodations were met without much hassle, and the food in the cafeteria was actually quite good. However there were some major issues. The first being the lack of student facilities. Finding a restroom that wasn't filthy took quite awhile. The second being the lack of extracurricular activities. There were only a handful of clubs to choose from. The third is that the school itself was just...dirty, especially the restrooms as mentioned above. However I feel I received a quality education and that's what is most important