Fruit Cove Middle School

Public 6-8

 3180 Race Track Rd
       Saint Johns, FL  32259-2009


(904) 547-7880

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District: St. Johns

SchoolDigger Rank:
77th of 1,125 Florida Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,752 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  21.0
Number of students:  1,302

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.9%
Hispanic:
13.9%
Asian:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.8%

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


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Compare Details Fruit Cove Middle School ranks better than 93.2% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranks 2nd among 7 ranked middle schools in the St. Johns School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.5. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.9%), Hispanic (13.9%), Asian (8.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fruit Cove Middle School is 21, which is the highest among 7 middle schools in the St. Johns School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fruit Cove Middle School is $6,752, which is the lowest among 7 middle schools in the St. Johns School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Fruit Cove Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Fruit Cove Middle School 77th of 1125 Florida public middle schools. (See Fruit Cove Middle School in the ranking list.)

St. Johns:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Johns 4th of 69 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fruit Cove Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 94.69 17th 593 97.1%
2005 93.29 20th 602 96.7%
2006 94.66 17th 675 97.5%
2007 93.85 19th 736 97.4%
2008 92.03 34th 740 95.4%
2009 93.42 22nd 780 97.2%
2010 92.57 30th 839 96.4%
2011 93.41 20th 891 97.8%
2012 95.86 15th 897 98.3%
2013 95.36 21st 956 97.8%
2014 95.45 20th 999 98.0%
2016 95.62 21st 997 97.9%
2017 94.32 40th 1031 96.1%
2018 91.01 73rd 1035 92.9%
2019 89.95 79th 1099 92.8%
2021 90.50 77th 1125 93.2%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, December 11, 2016

Open Quote FCMS does many MANY things well, and some things not so well. Boardering Jacksonville, Fl., the education academically speaking is far superior then the City of Jacksonville. Academically, FCMS is 20th in the state, and 1st in St John's County, among middle schools, which is the number one school district in the state of Florida, several years running now. Maintaining this accolade may be difficult however, as the housing market has, and continues to grow exponentially.

Pay attention to the school's demographics which should indicate that although primarily white, it is racially diverse, which Is what we wanted for our daughter, as we wanted her exposed to the world. Having said that, the demographics will also reveal an extremely low African American integration. Uncertain if the issue is finance or simply choice, but suspect it is more of the first that influences choice. The same applies to the Educators. The teachers are predominantly white, with a sprinkling of other races. I am not certain if there are any African American teachers. At least I have yet to see any. Both African American student & teacher proportions have to be considerably lower than the national average, for certain.

The theme in every one of the St John's schools is 'Character Counts', emphasized by Seven Pillars, each highlighting a different character achievement. It is more esthetics than functional application, as there is not enough legitimate input or faculty involvement for these principals to be effective. Bullying is an ongoing problem despite the camouflage window dressing. Most bullying goes unreported, because senior faculty brings each issue out in the open, squashing most reported incidents, but at the price of socially isolating victims from there peers. The District has two obvious goals: aggressively address and eliminate reported bullying in their schools fend off potential lawsuits period. Most parents do not report such issues, hoping that the issues will fade away, rather than setting up their children as a pariah throughout their remaining school years.

If your goal is to provide your child with the best education possible, provide them wth the tools to succeed, hoping to get them into a major university, and begin to paint their future resume, this is not only possible, it is realistic. There is a price however. The price of excellence, getting good grades in a top rated school is demanding. The stress level is beyond what it should be for 12, 13, & 14 year olds.

This past week, my daughter's Civic's' teacher sent out a 6-7 paragraph email to all the parents in preparation of their semester exams. It cited 5 Court Cases & the numerous amendments that have to be studied. Her preparation is more conducive to that of a first year law student. Honestly. I will have to accept the fact that my daughter will have her first 'B' of the school year. She has worked her butt off, I've come down hard on her, and must tell her to back off, and explain why. She is hitting 'A's in her remaining subjects, but they have lowered in lieu of dedicating so much time to Civics. I would like to see her excell in Math and Science. It is her future. I constantly have to weigh the price it may be paying on my daughter.

Two months back, a 15yr old boy in our district committed suicide. How can a child be so out of proportion, as to go against his strongest instinct, self-preservation?
My wife and I had a sit-down with our daughter and talked about it at great length.

The stress on parents and teachers is incredible sometimes. Unless you are deeply involved with your child, the outcome may be contrary to what you are hoping for.

I believe I would have given FCMS another half star, had it been optional, but for the most part, the assessment I believe to be accurate. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Fruit Cove Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 1143 26 20 28 0 n/a n/a 0 1217
2003 1143 26 20 28 0 n/a n/a 0 1217
2004 947 20 16 27 0 n/a n/a 0 1010
2005 1050 34 21 44 1 n/a n/a 0 1150
2006 929 36 27 43 1 n/a n/a 0 1036
2007 1034 38 33 65 2 n/a n/a 20 1192
2008 1025 43 34 68 2 n/a n/a 22 1194
2009 1090 40 35 73 1 n/a n/a 26 1265
2010 1082 48 47 80 0 n/a n/a 3 1260
2011 1144 48 51 92 1 0 20 0 1356
2012 1213 57 64 98 1 0 22 0 1455
2013 1158 50 61 88 1 1 31 0 1390
2014 1096 41 60 97 1 2 30 0 1327
2015 1006 45 59 93 2 2 27 0 1234
2016 909 51 57 109 3 1 38 0 1168
2017 915 49 58 122 1 4 34 0 1183
2018 896 42 75 136 3 5 33 0 1190
2019 916 56 100 152 2 3 47 0 1276
2020 897 55 107 181 3 1 58 0 1302

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Fruit Cove Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1217 57.0 21.4 2
2003 1217 57.0 21.4 2
2004 1010 47.0 21.5 2.1
2005 1150 58.0 19.8 3
2006 1036 50.0 20.7 3.4
2007 1192 59.0 20.2 3.5
2008 1194 61.5 19.4 5.5
2009 1265 62.5 22.0 4.4
2010 1260 57.5 21.9 4.7
2011 1356 62.6 21.6 4.7
2012 1455 69.0 21.0 5.7
2013 1390 65.0 21.3 6.7
2014 1327 69.0 19.2 6.6
2015 1234 63.0 19.5 8.2
2016 1168 61.0 19.1 11.3
2017 1183 63.0 18.7 13.4
2018 1190 61.0 19.5 10.3
2019 1276 61.0 20.9 9.8
2020 1302 62.0 21.0 10.8

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Fruit Cove Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1217 57.0 21.4 2
2003 1217 57.0 21.4 2
2004 1010 47.0 21.5 2.1
2005 1150 58.0 19.8 3
2006 1036 50.0 20.7 3.4
2007 1192 59.0 20.2 3.5
2008 1194 61.5 19.4 5.5
2009 1265 62.5 22.0 4.4
2010 1260 57.5 21.9 4.7
2011 1356 62.6 21.6 4.7
2012 1455 69.0 21.0 5.7
2013 1390 65.0 21.3 6.7
2014 1327 69.0 19.2 6.6
2015 1234 63.0 19.5 8.2
2016 1168 61.0 19.1 11.3
2017 1183 63.0 18.7 13.4
2018 1190 61.0 19.5 10.3
2019 1276 61.0 20.9 9.8
2020 1302 62.0 21.0 10.8

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 Fruit Cove Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $120 (1.9%) $6,263 (98.1%) $6,383
2019 $153 (2.3%) $6,398 (97.7%) $6,551
2020 $121 (1.8%) $6,630 (98.2%) $6,752

Data source: Florida Department of Education




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