Wildlight Elementary

Summary:

Wildlight Elementary is a public elementary school located in Yulee, Florida, serving grades PK-5 with an enrollment of 1,025 students. The school is part of the Nassau District, which is ranked 3rd out of 67 districts in Florida and is rated 5 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Wildlight Elementary consistently outperforms the Nassau District and the state of Florida in academic assessments, with higher percentages of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Math across all grade levels. The school has maintained a strong statewide ranking, placing in the top 20% of Florida elementary schools in 2020-2021 and the top 17% in 2021-2022, though its ranking dropped to the top 17% in 2022-2023. However, Wildlight Elementary has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 5.9% in 2019-2020 to 16.0% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average.

Compared to nearby schools in the Nassau District, such as Callahan Elementary, Southside Elementary, Emma Love Hardee Elementary, Yulee Elementary, and Yulee Primary, Wildlight Elementary generally outperforms them. However, the school's performance is not as strong when compared to schools in the Duval District, such as New Berlin Elementary and Louis S. Sheffield Elementary.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 550 Curiosity Ave
       Yulee, FL  32097-0036


(904) 225-3053

District: Nassau

SchoolDigger Rank:
375th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,688 Help


Students who attend Wildlight Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Yulee Middle School
High:    Yulee High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.2 Help
Number of students:  1,025

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.6%
Hispanic:
13.4%
African American:
10.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wildlight Elementary ranks better than 83.3% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks last among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Nassau School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.51. (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 Wildlight Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Nassau School District. Racial makeup is: White (67.6%), Hispanic (13.4%), African American (10%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wildlight Elementary is 16.2, which is the 4th best among 6 elementary schools in the Nassau School District. (See more...)
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Compare Wildlight Elementary employs 63 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wildlight Elementary is $8,688. 5 elementary schools in the Nassau School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Nassau:

SchoolDigger ranks Nassau 3rd of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wildlight Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 85.22 283rd 2182 87.0%
2021 94.64 64th 2247 97.2%
2022 87.01 261st 2219 88.2%
2023 81.51 375th 2240 83.3%
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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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Enrollment information for Wildlight Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2018 468 60 4 48 3 0 44 0 627
2019 526 69 6 56 1 0 53 0 711
2020 581 53 7 74 0 0 58 0 773
2021 557 58 9 72 0 1 52 0 749
2022 611 72 8 94 0 1 67 0 853
2023 693 103 12 137 1 0 79 0 1025

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 Wildlight Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 627 n/a n/a 40.8
2019 711 46.0 15.4 37.8
2020 773 50.0 15.4 36.6
2021 749 48.0 15.6 36.7
2022 853 55.0 15.5 24.4
2023 1025 63.0 16.2 34.2

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 Wildlight Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 627 n/a n/a 40.8
2019 711 46.0 15.4 37.8
2020 773 50.0 15.4 36.6
2021 749 48.0 15.6 36.7
2022 853 55.0 15.5 24.4
2023 1025 63.0 16.2 34.2

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 Wildlight Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $812 (9.2%) $8,058 (90.8%) $8,870
2019 $794 (8.7%) $8,308 (91.3%) $9,101
2020 $552 (6.3%) $8,272 (93.7%) $8,825
2021 $829 (8.9%) $8,494 (91.1%) $9,322
2022 $1,297 (14.4%) $7,701 (85.6%) $8,997
2023 $849 (9.8%) $7,838 (90.2%) $8,688

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wildlight 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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 283rd of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 375th of 2240 Elementary schools
 3.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wildlight Elementary)7771
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nassau)7564
 11%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Wildlight Elementary)8276
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nassau)8375
 8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Wildlight Elementary)7273
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nassau)6868
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Wildlight Elementary)8085
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nassau)8183
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Wildlight Elementary)6777
 10%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nassau)7573
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Wildlight Elementary)8274
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nassau)8682
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Wildlight Elementary)7660
 16%
   5th Grade Science (Nassau)7369
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students7111025
 44.2%
African American69103
 49.3%
American Indian11
Asian612
 100%
Hispanic56137
 144.6%
Pacific Islander00
White526693
 31.7%
Two or More Races5379
 49.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients37.8%34.2%
 3.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wildlight Elementary

Students at Wildlight Elementary are 68% White, 13% Hispanic, 10% African American, 8% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Wildlight Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Yulee Middle School
High : Yulee High School

Wildlight Elementary ranks 375th of 2242 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,025 students attended Wildlight Elementary.


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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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