Best Public Schools in Fleming Island, FL


The city of Fleming Island, Florida is home to two standout schools: Thunderbolt Elementary School, a public elementary school, and St. Johns Classical Academy, a public charter school serving grades PK-12. Both schools have demonstrated exceptional academic performance, outpacing district and state averages in proficiency rates for English Language Arts and Math.

Thunderbolt Elementary School is a standout, ranking 225th out of 2,240 Florida elementary schools and earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's diverse student population, with 65.26% white, 10.77% African American, 13.43% Hispanic, and 4.55% Asian students, has not hindered its academic success. In fact, the school's proficiency rates in Science, English Language Arts, and Math are significantly higher than the Clay School District and state averages. Additionally, Thunderbolt Elementary School has a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate of 13.6%.

St. Johns Classical Academy has also demonstrated exceptional performance, achieving a 100% four-year graduation rate and outperforming the district and state in proficiency rates across multiple grade levels and subject areas. The school's student population is less diverse, with 76.57% white, 3.08% African American, and 13.14% Hispanic students, and it has a very low free and reduced lunch rate of 0.95%, suggesting a more affluent student population. Despite its lower per-student spending compared to the district average, St. Johns Classical Academy has maintained a strong student-teacher ratio of 15.3, the 3rd best among alternative schools in the Clay School District.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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