Waterleaf Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 450 Kernan Blvd N
       Jacksonville, FL  32225-5300


(904) 565-8000

District: Duval

SchoolDigger Rank:
689th of 2,247 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,347 Help

Students who attend Waterleaf Elementary usually attend:

High:    Sandalwood High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.1
Number of students:  699

Racial breakdown:

White:
41.9%
African American:
23.0%
Hispanic:
18.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.6%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 5, 2021.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Waterleaf Elementary ranks better than 69.3% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 32nd among 119 ranked elementary schools in the Duval School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.83. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Waterleaf Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (41.9%), African American (23%), Hispanic (18.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 38.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Waterleaf Elementary is 13.1, which is the 11th best among 119 elementary schools in the Duval School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Waterleaf Elementary is $11,347, which is the 25th highest among 119 elementary schools in the Duval School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Waterleaf Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Waterleaf Elementary 689th of 2247 Florida public elementary schools. (See Waterleaf Elementary in the ranking list.)

Duval:

SchoolDigger ranks Duval 53rd of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Waterleaf Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
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2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
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2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 61.85 754th 1984 62.0%
2013 74.75 459th 2029 77.4%
2014 77.35 419th 2064 79.7%
2016 63.33 750th 2087 64.1%
2017 73.59 539th 2112 74.5%
2018 73.05 538th 2118 74.6%
2019 68.78 655th 2182 70.0%
2021 67.83 689th 2247 69.3%

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: 2.7)
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by a parent
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Open Quote This school is way over-crowded. A mom was bragging about using her parents address to get her child enrolled, even though it wasn't their assigned school, and the principle did nothing about it when she was told of the situation. Nice to know I'm paying taxes for her kids to go to school. There are several students who shouldn't be here. None of our teachers have their own plan just coordinated worksheets that everyone in the same grade level gets. The kids sit all day and they are only teaching to test. It was an awesome school but now it's turning ghetto. You can tell by the new students AND parents attitudes. They have special needs classes that have only about five students in each class which is how they bring down their student/teacher ratio. Don't be fooled! I will be looking into an alternative school for my child. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Open Quote I'd also like to add that the statistics on here are just wrong wrong wrong. My child was in VPK for the 2015-2016 school year and at the time there were well-over 700 students, my source is the principle. The student teacher ratio has gone way way up. There are 36, 36!!! students in my child's kindergarten class with two teachers. Other classes have 20 students to one teacher. Like I said before, they're letting in students who shouldn't be there and it looks like this will continue until the staff decides to put the childrens needs first instead of the money they get for each child. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Waterleaf Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 234 158 65 55 3 3 27 0 545
2013 297 161 74 72 2 1 41 0 648
2014 318 171 82 72 4 1 45 0 693
2015 363 181 88 89 3 0 42 0 766
2016 400 179 94 104 5 1 43 0 826
2017 352 198 103 106 4 4 40 0 807
2018 308 182 98 132 4 4 42 0 770
2019 306 160 87 144 3 3 44 0 747
2020 316 157 80 147 3 4 41 0 748
2021 293 161 71 129 1 2 42 0 699

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 Waterleaf Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 545 42.0 12.9 40.7
2013 648 47.0 13.7 35.5
2014 693 52.0 13.3 43.4
2015 766 58.0 13.2 39.7
2016 826 59.0 14.0 44.8
2017 807 63.0 12.8 43.2
2018 770 61.0 12.6 39.6
2019 747 54.0 13.8 37.2
2020 748 51.0 14.6 36.2
2021 699 53.0 13.1 38.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Waterleaf Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 545 42.0 12.9 40.7
2013 648 47.0 13.7 35.5
2014 693 52.0 13.3 43.4
2015 766 58.0 13.2 39.7
2016 826 59.0 14.0 44.8
2017 807 63.0 12.8 43.2
2018 770 61.0 12.6 39.6
2019 747 54.0 13.8 37.2
2020 748 51.0 14.6 36.2
2021 699 53.0 13.1 38.6

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 Waterleaf Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $858 (8.5%) $9,212 (91.5%) $10,070
2019 $879 (8.5%) $9,428 (91.5%) $10,307
2020 $779 (7.7%) $9,337 (92.3%) $10,115
2021 $1,060 (9.3%) $10,287 (90.7%) $11,347

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Waterleaf Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 655th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 689th of 2247 Elementary schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Waterleaf Elementary)6269
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Duval)5148
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5854
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Waterleaf Elementary)7166
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Duval)6151
 10%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6251
 11%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Waterleaf Elementary)6645
 21%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Duval)5244
 8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5852
 6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Waterleaf Elementary)8356
 27%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Duval)6453
 11%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6453
 11%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Waterleaf Elementary)6258
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Duval)5048
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5654
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Waterleaf Elementary)5766
 9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Duval)5752
 5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6051
 9%
5th Grade Science (Waterleaf Elementary)6354
 9%
   5th Grade Science (Duval)4942
 7%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5347
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students747699
 6.4%
African American160161
 0.6%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian8771
 18.4%
Hispanic144129
 10.4%
Pacific Islander32
 33.3%
Two or More Races4442
 4.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients37.2%38.6%
 1.4%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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