Loretto Elementary School

Summary:

Loretto Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jacksonville, Florida, serving 999 students in grades PK-5 with a diverse student population. The school consistently outperforms the Duval County and Florida averages in academic assessments, ranking in the top 25% of elementary schools statewide.

Loretto Elementary's academic performance is impressive, with significantly higher proficiency rates than nearby schools in 5th grade Science, 3rd-5th grade English Language Arts, and 3rd-5th grade Math. The school's 4-star rating from SchoolDigger and low chronic absenteeism rates, compared to nearby Beauclerc Elementary and San Jose Primary, further demonstrate its academic excellence. Loretto Elementary also has a relatively high per-student spending of $10,224, higher than nearby charter schools like Seaside Community Charter and River City Science Academy at Mandarin.

Compared to other local schools, Loretto Elementary stands out for its diverse student population, with a racial makeup that is more representative of the community than schools like Julington Creek Elementary. Additionally, Loretto has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher socioeconomic status of its student body. The school's low student-teacher ratio of 15.3 also suggests a focus on providing personalized attention to its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 3900 Loretto Rd
       Jacksonville, FL  32223-2098


(904) 260-5800

District: Duval

SchoolDigger Rank:
554th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,224 Help


Students who attend Loretto Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Mandarin Middle School
High:    Mandarin High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  999

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.7%
Hispanic:
15.8%
Asian:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Loretto Elementary School ranks better than 75.3% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 22nd among 119 ranked elementary schools in the Duval School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.15. (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: White (60.7%), Hispanic (15.8%), Asian (10.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Loretto Elementary School is 15.3, which is the 36th best among 119 elementary schools in the Duval School District. (See more...)
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Compare Loretto Elementary School employs 65 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Loretto Elementary School is $10,224. 77 elementary schools in the Duval School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Loretto Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Duval:

SchoolDigger ranks Duval 52nd of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Loretto Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 76.25 371st 1688 78.0%
2007 82.88 266th 1786 85.1%
2008 82.62 259th 1789 85.5%
2009 85.44 209th 1847 88.7%
2010 88.26 142nd 1919 92.6%
2011 91.64 75th 1985 96.2%
2012 88.96 153rd 1984 92.3%
2013 91.56 113th 2029 94.4%
2014 92.71 79th 2064 96.2%
2016 78.99 402nd 2087 80.7%
2017 80.50 370th 2112 82.5%
2018 85.09 284th 2118 86.6%
2019 83.79 317th 2182 85.5%
2021 83.51 339th 2247 84.9%
2022 81.55 378th 2219 83.0%
2023 73.15 554th 2240 75.3%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.7)
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Enrollment information for Loretto Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1217 72 12 9 8 n/a n/a 0 1318
1989 1401 81 21 11 4 n/a n/a 0 1518
1990 1127 48 22 13 5 n/a n/a 0 1215
1991 1271 63 22 16 2 n/a n/a 0 1374
1992 1289 61 21 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1383
1993 1301 78 22 10 1 n/a n/a 0 1412
1994 1327 83 24 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1446
1995 1296 81 23 11 2 n/a n/a 0 1413
1996 1296 81 23 11 2 n/a n/a 0 1413
1997 1243 91 25 16 2 n/a n/a 0 1377
1998 1206 84 20 18 2 n/a n/a 0 1330
1999 1122 99 28 23 3 n/a n/a 0 1275
2000 1127 115 25 25 3 n/a n/a 0 1295
2001 1109 99 26 27 1 n/a n/a 0 1262
2002 1056 102 31 41 3 n/a n/a 0 1233
2003 1056 102 31 41 3 n/a n/a 0 1233
2004 1063 96 31 46 1 n/a n/a 0 1237
2005 1073 111 32 52 2 n/a n/a 0 1270
2006 999 91 31 59 2 n/a n/a 0 1182
2007 973 96 39 69 4 n/a n/a 42 1223
2008 956 90 41 73 5 n/a n/a 58 1223
2009 928 83 37 73 6 n/a n/a 68 1195
2010 895 105 59 84 8 n/a n/a 33 1184
2011 874 89 59 80 9 3 42 0 1156
2012 853 97 64 95 6 4 42 0 1161
2013 816 93 58 93 4 3 39 0 1106
2014 798 88 61 85 5 3 49 0 1089
2015 756 79 55 82 5 3 61 0 1041
2016 727 90 67 80 9 1 68 0 1042
2017 706 99 88 88 8 2 72 0 1063
2018 681 98 83 119 6 2 53 0 1042
2019 656 97 74 130 3 1 43 0 1004
2020 623 89 79 144 5 1 49 0 990
2021 591 83 89 145 5 1 42 0 956
2022 608 74 94 137 3 1 42 0 959
2023 606 75 105 158 6 0 49 0 999

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 Loretto Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1318 67.0 19.6 5.3
1989 1518 73.0 20.7 5.8
1990 1215 60.0 20.2 6.3
1991 1374 65.0 21.1 7.1
1992 1383 65.0 21.2 4.7
1993 1412 66.0 21.4 4.8
1994 1446 66.0 21.9 3.3
1995 1413 66.0 21.4 6.3
1996 1413 66.0 21.4 6.3
1997 1377 63.0 21.9 6.3
1998 1330 63.0 21.1 5.5
1999 1275 62.0 20.6 12.9
2000 1295 64.0 20.2 12.5
2001 1262 62.0 20.4 11.5
2002 1233 60.0 20.6 13.2
2003 1233 60.0 20.6 13.2
2004 1237 63.0 19.6 11.9
2005 1270 68.0 18.7 14.8
2006 1182 72.0 16.4 13.3
2007 1223 78.0 15.7 11.6
2008 1223 83.0 14.7 12.5
2009 1195 85.0 14.6 15.2
2010 1184 82.0 14.4 16.9
2011 1156 79.0 14.6 23.4
2012 1161 75.0 15.4 22.7
2013 1106 70.0 15.8 23.7
2014 1089 67.0 16.2 25.2
2015 1041 70.0 14.8 28.9
2016 1042 65.0 16.0 29.4
2017 1063 68.0 15.6 29.6
2018 1042 68.0 15.3 28.5
2019 1004 62.0 16.1 31.6
2020 990 63.0 15.7 29.1
2021 956 63.0 15.1 27.4
2022 959 68.0 14.1 26.2
2023 999 65.0 15.3 24.6

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 Loretto Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1318 67.0 19.6 5.3
1989 1518 73.0 20.7 5.8
1990 1215 60.0 20.2 6.3
1991 1374 65.0 21.1 7.1
1992 1383 65.0 21.2 4.7
1993 1412 66.0 21.4 4.8
1994 1446 66.0 21.9 3.3
1995 1413 66.0 21.4 6.3
1996 1413 66.0 21.4 6.3
1997 1377 63.0 21.9 6.3
1998 1330 63.0 21.1 5.5
1999 1275 62.0 20.6 12.9
2000 1295 64.0 20.2 12.5
2001 1262 62.0 20.4 11.5
2002 1233 60.0 20.6 13.2
2003 1233 60.0 20.6 13.2
2004 1237 63.0 19.6 11.9
2005 1270 68.0 18.7 14.8
2006 1182 72.0 16.4 13.3
2007 1223 78.0 15.7 11.6
2008 1223 83.0 14.7 12.5
2009 1195 85.0 14.6 15.2
2010 1184 82.0 14.4 16.9
2011 1156 79.0 14.6 23.4
2012 1161 75.0 15.4 22.7
2013 1106 70.0 15.8 23.7
2014 1089 67.0 16.2 25.2
2015 1041 70.0 14.8 28.9
2016 1042 65.0 16.0 29.4
2017 1063 68.0 15.6 29.6
2018 1042 68.0 15.3 28.5
2019 1004 62.0 16.1 31.6
2020 990 63.0 15.7 29.1
2021 956 63.0 15.1 27.4
2022 959 68.0 14.1 26.2
2023 999 65.0 15.3 24.6

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 Loretto Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $467 (6.0%) $7,366 (94.0%) $7,833
2019 $450 (5.8%) $7,284 (94.2%) $7,734
2020 $407 (4.9%) $7,824 (95.1%) $8,230
2021 $683 (7.8%) $8,079 (92.2%) $8,763
2022 $1,970 (19.1%) $8,366 (80.9%) $10,336
2023 $1,643 (16.1%) $8,582 (83.9%) $10,224

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Loretto Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 317th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 554th of 2240 Elementary schools
 10.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Loretto Elementary School)8067
 13%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Duval)5147
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Loretto Elementary School)8670
 16%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Duval)6156
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Loretto Elementary School)7375
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Duval)5250
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Loretto Elementary School)8186
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Duval)6458
 6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Loretto Elementary School)7768
 9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Duval)5047
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Loretto Elementary School)6666
   5th Grade Mathematics (Duval)5750
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Loretto Elementary School)6661
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Duval)4948
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1004999
 0.5%
African American9775
 22.7%
American Indian36
 100%
Asian74105
 41.9%
Hispanic130158
 21.5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White656606
 7.6%
Two or More Races4349
 14%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.6%24.6%
 6.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Loretto Elementary School

Students at Loretto Elementary School are 61% White, 16% Hispanic, 11% Asian, 8% African American, 5% Two or more races.

Loretto Elementary School ranks 554th of 2242 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 999 students attended Loretto Elementary School.

Students who attend Loretto Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Mandarin Middle School
High : Mandarin 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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