Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School

Summary:

Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jacksonville, Florida, serving 384 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Duval School District, which is ranked 52 out of 67 districts in Florida and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Sallye B. Mathis Elementary stands out from the surrounding schools in several key ways. The school has a significantly higher percentage of African American students, over 90%, compared to the more diverse student populations of nearby schools like R. V. Daniels Elementary School and Pickett Elementary School. Sallye B. Mathis also consistently struggles with high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 32.6% to 51.5% over the past few years, significantly higher than the surrounding schools. Additionally, the school consistently underperforms the Duval district and Florida state averages in proficiency rates across all grade levels and subject areas, with only 16% of 5th-graders proficient in science compared to 48% for Duval and 51% for Florida.

These challenges at Sallye B. Mathis Elementary are likely exacerbated by the school's high percentage of students, over 77%, receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. While the nearby schools also have high percentages of economically disadvantaged students and low test scores, Sallye B. Mathis stands out as the lowest-performing school in the area, consistently ranking in the bottom 20% of Florida elementary schools over the past decade. Addressing the unique needs of this predominantly African American and economically disadvantaged student population will be crucial for improving outcomes at Sallye B. Mathis Elementary.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 3501 Winton Dr
       Jacksonville, FL  32208-6301


(904) 924-3086

District: Duval

SchoolDigger Rank:
1884th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,810 Help


Students who attend Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Jean Ribault Middle School
High:    Jean Ribault High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  384

Racial breakdown:

African American:
92.2%
White:
3.1%
Hispanic:
2.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  77.3% Help


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Compare Details Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School ranks worse than 84% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 86th 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 20.67. (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 (92.2%), White (3.1%), Hispanic (2.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 77.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School is 14.2, which is the 23rd best among 119 elementary schools in the Duval School District. (See more...)
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Compare Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School employs 27 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School is $14,810, which is the 11th highest among 119 elementary schools in the Duval School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Sallye B. Mathis 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 Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 8.62 1589th 1688 5.9%
2007 16.53 1567th 1786 12.3%
2008 43.91 1067th 1789 40.4%
2009 19.82 1569th 1847 15.1%
2010 41.08 1209th 1919 37.0%
2011 28.82 1522nd 1985 23.3%
2012 22.37 1611th 1984 18.8%
2013 23.08 1650th 2029 18.7%
2014 8.38 1991st 2064 3.5%
2016 18.88 1766th 2087 15.4%
2017 13.06 1948th 2112 7.8%
2018 18.31 1823rd 2118 13.9%
2019 19.71 1850th 2182 15.2%
2021 41.41 1282nd 2247 42.9%
2022 21.90 1794th 2219 19.2%
2023 20.67 1882nd 2240 16.0%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Open Quote Any parent that genuinely wants their child to succeed should refrain from sending their kid/kids to this school. From the principal on down, a group of liars that will place blame on one another. They focus so much on hounding the children during FSA testing to ensure their jobs are secure versus caring about the wellbeing and mental anguish of the kids. I sent my son to this school only to have him closer to my moms job, the high school next door, not knowing I was sending my son into an environment of teachers that are there for only a paycheck and disrespectful unprofessional office staff that really should have no form of attachment to kids. The 3rd grade math teacher sends home packets of 20 plus pages for a week, in combination with a 10 page English packet from another class, and a 5 page packet from science. In addition to these packets they have fluency and spelling work. This school does not consider family time as being essential. A child must have an equal balance of school, family, and social activity to evolve into a well balanced member of society. This was indeed my biggest mistake sending my son to Sallye B Mathis. His father is active duty military therefore our transition back to Jacksonville mid school year didn't present many opportunities for choices in his schooling along with myself having a job that requires travel, therefore the convenience of having him close to my mom, cost my son exposure to an environment he has never experienced along with a lot of evening dinners of explanations that this is not normal behaviors of adults or children. THIS LESSON WAS A MAJOR WAKE UP CALL FOR ME ALSO! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 5 647 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 653
1989 7 674 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 681
1990 9 758 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 772
1991 10 749 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 764
1992 6 573 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 579
1993 5 539 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 544
1994 3 493 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 496
1995 6 538 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 544
1996 6 538 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 544
1997 4 531 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 536
1998 5 513 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 518
1999 6 486 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 492
2000 6 394 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 401
2001 20 371 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 392
2002 23 346 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 371
2003 23 346 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 371
2004 11 293 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 305
2005 4 297 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 303
2006 8 318 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 330
2007 3 291 1 3 0 n/a n/a 1 299
2008 5 279 0 3 0 n/a n/a 2 289
2009 6 327 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 334
2010 10 310 1 1 0 n/a n/a 2 324
2011 6 369 0 4 0 0 3 0 382
2012 7 390 0 4 0 0 2 0 403
2013 2 369 0 8 0 0 2 0 381
2014 9 408 1 9 0 0 7 0 434
2015 10 378 1 9 0 0 9 0 407
2016 10 375 1 3 0 0 7 0 396
2017 9 431 0 2 0 0 4 0 446
2018 9 427 0 5 0 1 8 0 450
2019 8 392 0 6 0 1 9 0 416
2020 9 396 3 7 1 0 7 0 423
2021 5 358 1 7 1 0 9 0 381
2022 14 332 1 13 1 0 9 0 370
2023 12 354 2 11 0 0 5 0 384

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 Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 653 28.0 23.3 45.6
1989 681 34.0 20.0 50.4
1990 772 35.0 22.0 41.3
1991 764 37.0 20.6 43.2
1992 579 27.0 21.4 54.9
1993 544 24.0 22.7 56.4
1994 496 23.0 21.6 40.5
1995 544 31.0 17.5 65.1
1996 544 31.0 17.5 65.1
1997 536 31.0 17.3 64.4
1998 518 31.0 16.7 62.2
1999 492 34.0 14.5 83.5
2000 401 27.0 14.9 88
2001 392 27.0 14.5 86.5
2002 371 28.0 13.3 85.2
2003 371 28.0 13.3 85.2
2004 305 28.0 10.9 87.5
2005 303 28.0 10.8 84.8
2006 330 28.0 11.8 82.7
2007 299 23.0 13.0 83.2
2008 289 28.0 10.3 71.1
2009 334 28.0 12.4 80.8
2010 324 29.0 11.1 83.2
2011 382 31.0 12.3 84.6
2012 403 31.0 13.0 86.8
2013 381 33.0 11.5 86.6
2014 434 32.0 13.5 77.4
2015 407 36.0 11.3 68.3
2016 396 37.0 10.7 80.6
2017 446 34.0 13.1 82.3
2018 450 34.0 13.2 84.4
2019 416 28.0 14.8 77.4
2020 423 30.0 14.1 80.1
2021 381 30.0 12.7 79.5
2022 370 28.0 13.2 78.4
2023 384 27.0 14.2 77.3

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 Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 653 28.0 23.3 45.6
1989 681 34.0 20.0 50.4
1990 772 35.0 22.0 41.3
1991 764 37.0 20.6 43.2
1992 579 27.0 21.4 54.9
1993 544 24.0 22.7 56.4
1994 496 23.0 21.6 40.5
1995 544 31.0 17.5 65.1
1996 544 31.0 17.5 65.1
1997 536 31.0 17.3 64.4
1998 518 31.0 16.7 62.2
1999 492 34.0 14.5 83.5
2000 401 27.0 14.9 88
2001 392 27.0 14.5 86.5
2002 371 28.0 13.3 85.2
2003 371 28.0 13.3 85.2
2004 305 28.0 10.9 87.5
2005 303 28.0 10.8 84.8
2006 330 28.0 11.8 82.7
2007 299 23.0 13.0 83.2
2008 289 28.0 10.3 71.1
2009 334 28.0 12.4 80.8
2010 324 29.0 11.1 83.2
2011 382 31.0 12.3 84.6
2012 403 31.0 13.0 86.8
2013 381 33.0 11.5 86.6
2014 434 32.0 13.5 77.4
2015 407 36.0 11.3 68.3
2016 396 37.0 10.7 80.6
2017 446 34.0 13.1 82.3
2018 450 34.0 13.2 84.4
2019 416 28.0 14.8 77.4
2020 423 30.0 14.1 80.1
2021 381 30.0 12.7 79.5
2022 370 28.0 13.2 78.4
2023 384 27.0 14.2 77.3

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 Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $1,357 (13.0%) $9,093 (87.0%) $10,450
2019 $1,695 (14.6%) $9,936 (85.4%) $11,632
2020 $1,805 (15.8%) $9,632 (84.2%) $11,437
2021 $2,800 (19.0%) $11,965 (81.0%) $14,765
2022 $3,872 (25.7%) $11,192 (74.3%) $15,064
2023 $3,198 (21.6%) $11,613 (78.4%) $14,810

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1850th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1882nd of 2240 Elementary schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School)3129
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Duval)5147
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School)8150
 31%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Duval)6156
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School)3630
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Duval)5250
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School)4258
 16%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Duval)6458
 6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School)3237
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Duval)5047
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School)3933
 6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Duval)5750
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School)2316
 7%
   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 Students416384
 7.7%
African American392354
 9.7%
American Indian00
Asian02
Hispanic611
 83.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White812
 50%
Two or More Races95
 44.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients77.4%77.3%
 0.1%


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Students at Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School are 92% African American, 3% White, 3% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 384 students attended Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School.

Students who attend Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Jean Ribault Middle School
High : Jean Ribault High School

Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School ranks in the bottom 16.0% of Florida elementary schools.


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