Lakeside Junior High School

Summary:

Lakeside Junior High School is a public middle school located in Orange Park, Florida, serving around 870 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Clay District, which is ranked 10th out of 68 districts in Florida and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Lakeside Junior High School consistently performs above the state and district averages in various standardized tests, including EOC (End of Course) exams, FAST (Florida Assessment of Student Thinking), and Statewide Science assessments. For example, in the 2023-2024 school year, Lakeside had 92% proficiency in EOC Algebra 1, compared to 66% for the Clay District and 55% for the state of Florida. The school also excels in EOC Geometry (100% proficiency) and EOC Civics (89% proficiency), outperforming the district and state. Lakeside's 7th and 8th-grade students also demonstrate higher proficiency rates than the district and state averages in FAST English Language Arts and Math assessments.

Lakeside Junior High School has a more diverse student population compared to some nearby schools, with a racial makeup of 61.84% White, 12.41% African American, 16.32% Hispanic, and 2.3% Asian in the 2022-2023 school year. This diversity is higher than schools like Lake Asbury Junior High (67.7% White) and Switzerland Point Middle School (72.94% White). However, Lakeside has experienced a higher chronic absenteeism rate in recent years, ranging from 28.4% in 2022-2023 to 30.1% in 2021-2022, which is notably higher than the state average of around 15-16%. Additionally, Lakeside has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 32.08% in 2020-2021 to 43.1% in 2022-2023, which is higher than some nearby schools but lower than schools in the Duval County district.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2750 Moody Ave
       Orange Park, FL  32073


(904) 336-5575

District: Clay

SchoolDigger Rank:
220th of 1,196 Florida Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,138 Help


Feeder schools for Lakeside Junior High School:

Elementary:    Lakeside Elementary School
    Montclair Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.4 Help
Number of students:  870

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.8%
Hispanic:
16.3%
African American:
12.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lakeside Junior High School ranks better than 81.6% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranks first among 6 ranked middle schools in the Clay School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.57. (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 Student population at Lakeside Junior High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (61.8%), Hispanic (16.3%), African American (12.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lakeside Junior High School is 16.4, which is the 3rd best among 6 middle schools in the Clay School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lakeside Junior High School is $9,138, which is the 3rd highest among 6 middle schools in the Clay School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Lakeside Junior High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Lakeside Junior High School 220th of 1196 Florida public middle schools. (See Lakeside Junior High School in the ranking list.)

Clay:

SchoolDigger ranks Clay 10th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lakeside Junior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 79.23 116th 675 82.8%
2007 85.37 85th 736 88.5%
2008 82.70 105th 740 85.8%
2009 83.88 98th 780 87.4%
2010 82.63 114th 839 86.4%
2011 84.68 104th 891 88.3%
2012 83.36 121st 897 86.5%
2013 82.87 130th 956 86.4%
2014 83.45 129th 999 87.1%
2016 81.40 170th 997 82.9%
2017 81.28 174th 1031 83.1%
2018 79.05 198th 1035 80.9%
2019 82.31 176th 1099 84.0%
2021 86.48 115th 1136 89.9%
2022 86.41 121st 1148 89.5%
2023 82.66 169th 1177 85.6%
2024 78.57 220th 1196 81.6%
See the entire list of Florida Middle School Rankings!

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

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Enrollment information for Lakeside Junior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 938 32 23 12 2 n/a n/a 0 1007
1989 975 34 25 15 1 n/a n/a 0 1050
1990 964 39 23 15 1 n/a n/a 0 1042
1991 968 36 26 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1043
1992 979 38 25 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1048
1993 973 41 29 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1056
1994 1035 57 30 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1138
1995 1071 60 28 19 4 n/a n/a 0 1182
1996 1071 60 28 19 4 n/a n/a 0 1182
1997 1070 60 31 26 6 n/a n/a 0 1193
1998 1084 58 33 31 4 n/a n/a 0 1210
1999 1029 96 23 45 2 n/a n/a 0 1195
2000 1038 100 27 43 3 n/a n/a 0 1211
2001 1043 115 30 55 1 n/a n/a 0 1244
2002 1131 116 41 68 1 n/a n/a 0 1357
2003 1131 116 41 68 1 n/a n/a 0 1357
2004 1151 119 33 74 4 n/a n/a 0 1381
2005 1143 128 35 77 2 n/a n/a 0 1385
2006 798 75 21 52 2 n/a n/a 0 948
2007 786 78 22 52 2 n/a n/a 23 963
2008 742 82 25 48 0 n/a n/a 28 925
2009 664 80 17 73 0 n/a n/a 56 890
2010 630 75 16 80 0 n/a n/a 57 858
2011 666 74 28 71 1 3 38 0 881
2012 663 87 28 64 0 2 33 0 877
2013 625 85 20 78 2 3 41 0 854
2014 626 72 17 82 1 3 45 0 846
2015 605 78 20 85 1 7 48 0 844
2016 629 86 19 92 0 9 60 0 895
2017 588 77 22 72 0 2 57 0 818
2018 545 76 18 88 0 2 51 0 780
2019 584 86 17 95 0 2 50 0 834
2020 587 70 20 124 2 2 52 0 857
2021 510 61 17 110 2 0 45 0 745
2022 487 72 19 101 0 1 43 0 723
2023 538 108 20 142 0 3 59 0 870

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 Lakeside Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1007 50.0 20.1 2.7
1989 1050 49.0 21.4 3.3
1990 1042 50.0 20.8 3.6
1991 1043 50.0 20.8 4.5
1992 1048 48.0 21.8 2.6
1993 1056 50.0 21.1 3.1
1994 1138 51.0 22.3 3.2
1995 1182 56.0 21.1 3.6
1996 1182 56.0 21.1 3.6
1997 1193 57.0 20.9 2.8
1998 1210 52.0 23.3 3.3
1999 1195 51.0 23.4 10.5
2000 1211 56.0 21.6 9.5
2001 1244 58.0 21.4 10
2002 1357 64.0 21.2 14.1
2003 1357 64.0 21.2 14.1
2004 1381 68.0 20.3 16.9
2005 1385 74.0 18.7 19.1
2006 948 56.0 16.9 15.5
2007 963 56.0 17.2 15.6
2008 925 60.0 15.4 15.8
2009 890 65.3 14.8 22.1
2010 858 60.0 14.3 24.8
2011 881 54.6 16.1 22.8
2012 877 56.8 15.4 29.1
2013 854 57.0 14.9 25.3
2014 846 54.0 15.6 30.3
2015 844 58.0 14.5 31.2
2016 895 53.0 16.8 33.1
2017 818 54.0 15.1 37.3
2018 780 52.0 15.0 37.8
2019 834 48.0 17.3 36.7
2020 857 52.0 16.4 36.2
2021 745 55.0 13.5 32.1
2022 723 50.0 14.4 34.3
2023 870 53.0 16.4 43.1

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 Lakeside Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1007 50.0 20.1 2.7
1989 1050 49.0 21.4 3.3
1990 1042 50.0 20.8 3.6
1991 1043 50.0 20.8 4.5
1992 1048 48.0 21.8 2.6
1993 1056 50.0 21.1 3.1
1994 1138 51.0 22.3 3.2
1995 1182 56.0 21.1 3.6
1996 1182 56.0 21.1 3.6
1997 1193 57.0 20.9 2.8
1998 1210 52.0 23.3 3.3
1999 1195 51.0 23.4 10.5
2000 1211 56.0 21.6 9.5
2001 1244 58.0 21.4 10
2002 1357 64.0 21.2 14.1
2003 1357 64.0 21.2 14.1
2004 1381 68.0 20.3 16.9
2005 1385 74.0 18.7 19.1
2006 948 56.0 16.9 15.5
2007 963 56.0 17.2 15.6
2008 925 60.0 15.4 15.8
2009 890 65.3 14.8 22.1
2010 858 60.0 14.3 24.8
2011 881 54.6 16.1 22.8
2012 877 56.8 15.4 29.1
2013 854 57.0 14.9 25.3
2014 846 54.0 15.6 30.3
2015 844 58.0 14.5 31.2
2016 895 53.0 16.8 33.1
2017 818 54.0 15.1 37.3
2018 780 52.0 15.0 37.8
2019 834 48.0 17.3 36.7
2020 857 52.0 16.4 36.2
2021 745 55.0 13.5 32.1
2022 723 50.0 14.4 34.3
2023 870 53.0 16.4 43.1

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Lakeside Junior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $371 (4.9%) $7,254 (95.1%) $7,625
2019 $172 (2.4%) $6,984 (97.6%) $7,157
2020 $222 (2.9%) $7,504 (97.1%) $7,727
2021 $424 (4.8%) $8,427 (95.2%) $8,850
2022 $842 (8.5%) $9,119 (91.5%) $9,961
2023 $600 (6.6%) $8,538 (93.4%) $9,138

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lakeside Junior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 176th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 169th of 1177 Middle schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Lakeside Junior High School)7466
 8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Clay)5955
 4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Lakeside Junior High School)7947
 32%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Clay)6341
 22%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Lakeside Junior High School)6972
 3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Clay)6254
 8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Lakeside Junior High School)4880
 32%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Clay)4961
 12%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Lakeside Junior High School)7472
 2%
   8th Grade Science (Clay)6459
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
End of Course Civics (Lakeside Junior High School)9287
 5%
   End of Course Civics (Clay)8079
 1%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Lakeside Junior High School)9297
 5%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Clay)6554
 11%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Lakeside Junior High School)10096
 4%
   End of Course Geometry (Clay)6456
 8%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students834870
 4.3%
African American86108
 25.6%
American Indian00
Asian1720
 17.6%
Hispanic95142
 49.5%
Pacific Islander23
 50%
White584538
 7.9%
Two or More Races5059
 18%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.7%43.1%
 6.4%


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Lakeside Junior High School ranks 220th of 1196 Florida middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Lakeside Junior High School are 62% White, 16% Hispanic, 12% African American, 7% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 870 students attended Lakeside Junior High School.


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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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