Northwestern Legends Elementary

Summary:

Northwestern Legends Elementary is a public elementary school in Jacksonville, Florida, serving 528 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Duval District, which is ranked 52 out of 67 districts in Florida and is rated 1 star out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Northwestern Legends Elementary stands out for its significantly higher percentage of African American students (88.83%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 81.69% to 96.14% African American. The school also has consistently high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 69.5% to 75.9%, much higher than the surrounding schools, which have rates ranging from 31.5% to 73.1%. Academically, Northwestern Legends Elementary consistently performs well below the Duval District and Florida state averages in all tested subjects, with proficiency rates ranging from 11% to 38% in 2022-2023, while the district and state averages were significantly higher, ranging from 46% to 61%.

Despite the school's relatively high spending per student, ranging from $8,507 to $10,941 over the past few years, Northwestern Legends Elementary's academic outcomes do not reflect this investment. However, the data suggests that there are nearby schools, such as R.V. Daniels Elementary and Rufus E. Payne Elementary, that are performing better academically while serving similar student populations, indicating that there may be opportunities for Northwestern Legends Elementary to learn from and emulate their successful practices.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2100 W 45th St
       Jacksonville, FL  32209-3099


(904) 924-3035

District: Duval

SchoolDigger Rank:
2199th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,941 Help


Students who attend Northwestern Legends Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School
High:    Jean Ribault High School

Student/teacher ratio:  21.1 Help
Number of students:  528

Racial breakdown:

African American:
88.8%
Hispanic:
3.8%
Two or more races:
3.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Northwestern Legends Elementary ranks worse than 98.1% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 116th 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 5.41. (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 (88.8%), Hispanic (3.8%), two or more races (3.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 88.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northwestern Legends Elementary is 21.1. 116 elementary schools in the Duval School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Northwestern Legends Elementary employs 25 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Northwestern Legends Elementary is $10,941, which is the 57th highest among 119 elementary schools in the Duval School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Northwestern Legends Elementary 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 Northwestern Legends Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 4.17 1648th 1688 2.4%
2007 9.39 1681st 1786 5.9%
2008 7.06 1719th 1789 3.9%
2009 3.89 1815th 1847 1.7%
2010 5.50 1864th 1919 2.9%
2011 18.92 1714th 1985 13.7%
2012 16.60 1736th 1984 12.5%
2013 17.96 1775th 2029 12.5%
2014 25.08 1627th 2064 21.2%
2016 12.91 1910th 2087 8.5%
2017 15.96 1888th 2112 10.6%
2018 11.16 1977th 2118 6.7%
2019 26.70 1669th 2182 23.5%
2021 5.67 2204th 2247 1.9%
2022 4.07 2196th 2219 1.0%
2023 5.41 2197th 2240 1.9%
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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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Enrollment information for Northwestern Legends Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 161 434 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 602
1989 138 425 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 563
1990 144 393 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 537
1991 150 412 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 569
1992 4 575 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 579
1993 11 560 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 572
1994 7 532 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 540
1995 7 446 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 453
1996 7 446 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 453
1997 5 547 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 552
1998 4 633 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 637
1999 2 558 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 561
2000 1 614 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 617
2001 5 588 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 598
2002 0 675 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 678
2003 0 675 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 678
2004 1 660 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 664
2005 3 580 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 585
2006 5 554 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 560
2007 0 522 0 2 0 n/a n/a 4 528
2008 2 478 0 7 0 n/a n/a 3 490
2009 4 479 0 3 0 n/a n/a 6 492
2010 8 451 1 2 0 n/a n/a 2 464
2011 12 460 0 1 0 0 6 0 479
2012 8 439 0 1 0 0 6 0 454
2013 12 450 0 3 0 0 3 0 468
2014 11 474 0 3 0 0 4 0 492
2015 8 451 0 4 0 0 9 0 472
2016 5 374 0 1 0 0 3 0 383
2017 5 367 0 3 0 0 5 0 380
2018 3 378 0 3 0 0 2 0 386
2019 6 385 0 3 0 0 4 0 398
2020 9 315 0 8 0 1 10 0 343
2021 5 316 0 6 0 1 15 0 343
2022 13 520 0 24 1 2 20 0 580
2023 16 469 1 20 2 1 19 0 528

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 Northwestern Legends Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 602 27.0 22.2 77.9
1989 563 26.0 21.6 79.9
1990 537 25.0 21.4 64.1
1991 569 32.0 17.7 72.6
1992 579 27.0 21.4 85
1993 572 28.0 20.4 76.4
1994 540 29.0 18.6 35
1995 453 25.0 18.1 86.5
1996 453 25.0 18.1 86.5
1997 552 30.0 18.4 87.5
1998 637 28.0 22.8 81.2
1999 561 30.0 18.7 92.7
2000 617 32.0 19.3 95.6
2001 598 34.0 17.6 94.1
2002 678 31.0 21.9 89.4
2003 678 31.0 21.9 89.4
2004 664 37.0 17.9 88.3
2005 585 35.0 16.7 93.3
2006 560 32.0 17.5 88.9
2007 528 34.0 15.5 89.5
2008 490 32.0 15.3 83.6
2009 492 33.1 15.4 98.1
2010 464 33.0 14.0 97
2011 479 33.0 14.5 96.2
2012 454 27.0 16.8 96.7
2013 468 28.0 16.7 88.9
2014 492 31.0 15.8 88
2015 472 30.0 15.7 85.8
2016 383 30.0 12.7 95.3
2017 380 29.0 13.1 88.4
2018 386 24.0 16.0 88.6
2019 398 23.0 17.3 90.5
2020 343 19.0 18.0 87.2
2021 343 17.0 20.1 90.4
2022 580 33.0 17.5 85.9
2023 528 25.0 21.1 88.4

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 Northwestern Legends Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 602 27.0 22.2 77.9
1989 563 26.0 21.6 79.9
1990 537 25.0 21.4 64.1
1991 569 32.0 17.7 72.6
1992 579 27.0 21.4 85
1993 572 28.0 20.4 76.4
1994 540 29.0 18.6 35
1995 453 25.0 18.1 86.5
1996 453 25.0 18.1 86.5
1997 552 30.0 18.4 87.5
1998 637 28.0 22.8 81.2
1999 561 30.0 18.7 92.7
2000 617 32.0 19.3 95.6
2001 598 34.0 17.6 94.1
2002 678 31.0 21.9 89.4
2003 678 31.0 21.9 89.4
2004 664 37.0 17.9 88.3
2005 585 35.0 16.7 93.3
2006 560 32.0 17.5 88.9
2007 528 34.0 15.5 89.5
2008 490 32.0 15.3 83.6
2009 492 33.1 15.4 98.1
2010 464 33.0 14.0 97
2011 479 33.0 14.5 96.2
2012 454 27.0 16.8 96.7
2013 468 28.0 16.7 88.9
2014 492 31.0 15.8 88
2015 472 30.0 15.7 85.8
2016 383 30.0 12.7 95.3
2017 380 29.0 13.1 88.4
2018 386 24.0 16.0 88.6
2019 398 23.0 17.3 90.5
2020 343 19.0 18.0 87.2
2021 343 17.0 20.1 90.4
2022 580 33.0 17.5 85.9
2023 528 25.0 21.1 88.4

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 Northwestern Legends Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $505 (6.3%) $7,489 (93.7%) $7,994
2019 $1,194 (14.0%) $7,307 (86.0%) $8,501
2020 $1,043 (11.1%) $8,338 (88.9%) $9,381
2021 $1,565 (16.8%) $7,749 (83.2%) $9,314
2022 $1,850 (21.7%) $6,657 (78.3%) $8,507
2023 $2,948 (26.9%) $7,993 (73.1%) $10,941

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Northwestern Legends Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1669th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 2197th of 2240 Elementary schools
 21.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern Legends Elementary)3016
 14%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Duval)5147
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Northwestern Legends Elementary)7015
 55%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Duval)6156
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern Legends Elementary)2814
 14%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Duval)5250
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Northwestern Legends Elementary)5028
 22%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Duval)6458
 6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Northwestern Legends Elementary)4114
 27%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Duval)5047
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Northwestern Legends Elementary)5724
 33%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Duval)5750
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Northwestern Legends Elementary)2311
 12%
   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 Students398528
 32.7%
African American385469
 21.8%
American Indian02
Asian01
Hispanic320
 566.7%
Pacific Islander01
White616
 166.7%
Two or More Races419
 375%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients90.5%88.4%
 2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Northwestern Legends Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 528 students attended Northwestern Legends Elementary.

Students at Northwestern Legends Elementary are 89% African American, 4% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% White.

Northwestern Legends Elementary ranks in the bottom 1.9% of Florida elementary schools.

Students who attend Northwestern Legends Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School
High : Jean Ribault High School


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