Emma Jewel Charter Academy

Summary:

Emma Jewel Charter Academy is an elementary school serving 341 students in grades K-8 in Cocoa, Florida, which is part of the Brevard District, ranked 17th out of 67 districts in the state.

While Emma Jewel Charter Academy is part of a high-performing district, the school itself faces some unique challenges. It has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (78.89%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 2.38% to 41.72% African American. The school also struggles with high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 26.9% to 41.7% over the past few years, much higher than the 14.9% to 34.6% rates at nearby schools like Lewis Carroll Elementary School and Tropical Elementary School. Academically, Emma Jewel Charter Academy consistently underperforms the Brevard and Florida state averages in English Language Arts and Math, and has a very high percentage of students (82.89% to 85.43%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating significant economic disadvantage.

Despite spending more per student ($11,424 in 2022-2023) than nearby schools, which range from $9,333 to $13,510 per student, Emma Jewel Charter Academy appears to be struggling to provide a high-quality education to its unique student population. The school's challenges with racial disparity, chronic absenteeism, academic performance, and economic disadvantage suggest the need for targeted strategies and resources to support student learning and achievement at Emma Jewel Charter Academy.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 705 Blake Ave
       Cocoa, FL  32922-7100


(321) 634-5462

District: Brevard

SchoolDigger Rank:
2088th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,424 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  20.2 Help
Number of students:  341

Racial breakdown:

African American:
78.9%
Hispanic:
9.1%
Two or more races:
8.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83% Help


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Compare Details Emma Jewel Charter Academy ranks worse than 93.1% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 65th among 66 ranked elementary schools in the Brevard School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.84. (See more...)
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Compare Details Emma Jewel Charter Academy ranks worse than 70.5% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.97. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (78.9%), Hispanic (9.1%), two or more races (8.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Emma Jewel Charter Academy is 20.2. 65 elementary schools in the Brevard School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Emma Jewel Charter Academy employs 16.8 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Emma Jewel Charter Academy is $11,424, which is the 22nd highest among 66 elementary schools in the Brevard School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Emma Jewel Charter Academy was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Emma Jewel Charter Academy 835th of 1185 Florida public middle schools. (See Emma Jewel Charter Academy in the ranking list.)

Brevard:

SchoolDigger ranks Brevard 17th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Emma Jewel Charter Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2016 10.78 1948th 2087 6.7%
2017 18.74 1818th 2112 13.9%
2018 14.93 1892nd 2118 10.7%
2019 8.70 2077th 2182 4.8%
2021 10.49 2117th 2247 5.8%
2022 7.36 2144th 2219 3.4%
2023 12.84 2086th 2240 6.9%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Emma Jewel Charter Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2016 21.31 809th 997 18.9%
2017 13.77 917th 1031 11.1%
2018 30.60 732nd 1035 29.3%
2019 40.84 669th 1099 39.1%
2021 28.38 827th 1136 27.2%
2022 33.40 769th 1148 33.0%
2023 30.97 831st 1177 29.4%
See the entire list of Florida Elementary School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Open Quote I do love my childs teacher, but that is about all I like about this school.. My child has been asulted by "trained and educated" staff, suspended from school THREE TIME THIS YEAR!! He has NEVER been suspended before. they claim to be all for working with parents to come up with proper punishment for poor actions of the child however, they decided to keep my child in what is called the "Reflection room" for 2.5 hours.. Keep in mind, they are required to sit in a cubical style seat and be silent to "reflect" this length of time is crazy, ESPECIALLY to a child who has special needs due to ADHD and TDD. We are on susepension # 3 right now and searching for a new school due to him coming home from school with marks on both sides of his NECK!!! and his arm! I am through with this school, if you think this is the place for you, think again. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Emma Jewel Charter Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 18 156 0 16 1 0 10 0 201
2015 29 229 0 23 2 0 17 0 300
2016 29 228 0 25 2 0 31 0 315
2017 39 225 0 27 1 0 20 0 312
2018 32 262 0 27 1 0 32 0 354
2019 32 264 0 19 1 0 41 0 357
2020 22 281 0 27 0 0 35 0 365
2021 23 252 0 33 0 0 31 0 339
2022 17 274 0 30 0 0 36 0 357
2023 10 269 1 31 0 1 29 0 341

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Emma Jewel Charter Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 201 18.0 11.1 93.5
2015 300 15.0 20.0 95.3
2016 315 21.0 15.0 88.3
2017 312 24.0 13.0 90.7
2018 354 26.0 13.6 85.6
2019 357 21.0 17.0 77.6
2020 365 18.7 19.5 82.2
2021 339 20.6 16.4 82.9
2022 357 20.0 17.8 85.4
2023 341 16.8 20.2 83

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Emma Jewel Charter Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 201 18.0 11.1 93.5
2015 300 15.0 20.0 95.3
2016 315 21.0 15.0 88.3
2017 312 24.0 13.0 90.7
2018 354 26.0 13.6 85.6
2019 357 21.0 17.0 77.6
2020 365 18.7 19.5 82.2
2021 339 20.6 16.4 82.9
2022 357 20.0 17.8 85.4
2023 341 16.8 20.2 83

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Emma Jewel Charter Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $713 (10.1%) $6,319 (89.9%) $7,032
2019 $802 (8.5%) $8,641 (91.5%) $9,443
2020 $1,019 (10.5%) $8,702 (89.5%) $9,720
2021 $1,459 (13.1%) $9,718 (86.9%) $11,178
2022 $1,996 (19.7%) $8,160 (80.3%) $10,156
2023 $2,393 (20.9%) $9,030 (79.0%) $11,424

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Emma Jewel Charter Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2077th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 2086th of 2240 Elementary schools
 2.1%
Ranks 669th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 831st of 1177 Middle schools
 9.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)2920
 9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6458
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)3114
 17%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6159
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)2316
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6160
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)3225
 7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6460
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)2026
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6061
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)4024
 16%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6056
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)1621
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Brevard)5657
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)1726
 9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6064
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)4728
 19%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6766
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)5234
 18%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)5853
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)5941
 18%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6253
 9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)4241
 1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6352
 11%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)6877
 9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)4330
 13%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)4232
 10%
   8th Grade Science (Brevard)5348
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
End of Course Civics (Emma Jewel Charter Academy)7958
 21%
   End of Course Civics (Brevard)7569
 6%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students357341
 4.5%
African American264269
 1.9%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian01
Hispanic1931
 63.2%
Pacific Islander01
White3210
 68.8%
Two or More Races4129
 29.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients77.6%83%
 5.4%


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Students at Emma Jewel Charter Academy are 79% African American, 9% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 3% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 341 students attended Emma Jewel Charter Academy.

Emma Jewel Charter Academy ranks in the bottom 6.9% of Florida elementary schools.


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