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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
River City Science Academy Middle - High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Jacksonville, FL. It has 920 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

River City Science Academy Middle - High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
85 responses
Average ACT
24
14 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$47,628
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$883
National
$949
Median Home Value
$160,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Basketball Games
    31%
  • Sports Games, Clubs, Pep Rally, Homecoming, Prom
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    9%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
920
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,292
Teachers in First/Second Year
80.6%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,698/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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River City Science Academy Middle - High School Reviews

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Excellent! Very diverse atmosphere, caring teachers, and tightly-knit student body. At least half of the student body is of minority races, which helps teach everyone that being different is okay. I've been going here for six years and almost every teacher I've had was wonderful at his/her job and great with the students. And students are relatively nice to each other; fights are very uncommon and are dealt with very well by teachers, and bullying is not an issue here.
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Very good school in general. Stem focus. Some very good teachers that care about there students, and are ready to help them or talk with parents. Occasional disorganized teacher/experience, so be warned. Nice well rounded students of many backgrounds making everyone feel welcome and have a place to be. Not many clubs or sports to attend, but still good diversity. Options for Duel-Enrollment and AP are available. Nice perks for seniors who attend duel enrollment or have jobs on the side! Overall great school!
I've been going to this school since the beginning of Middle School, it is an overall great school. However, certain teachers are not capable of teaching and are mainly hired based upon their race. Certain policies, as to certain safety measures, are not reasonable to the student body. Last and finally, I have not received much help and guidance on information about college from my guidance counselor (which I feel is very important to have a guidance counselor who is involved with the student body, especially seniors). In conclusion, this school is a wonderful school academically, and most teachers, but I do think they could and should make many improvements.