Palm Valley Academy

Public PK, KG-8

 700 Bobcat Ln
       Ponte Vedra, FL  32081-5160


(904) 547-4201

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District: St. Johns

SchoolDigger Rank:
82nd of 2,182 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,038 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6
Number of students:  1,856

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.6%
Hispanic:
9.8%
Asian:
5.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.1%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Florida Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Palm Valley Academy ranks better than 96.2% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 9th among 25 ranked elementary schools in the St. Johns School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.6. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Palm Valley Academy has the largest elementary school student body size in the St. Johns School District. Racial makeup is: White (79.6%), Hispanic (9.8%), Asian (5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 4.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Palm Valley Academy is 16.6. 18 elementary schools in the St. Johns School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Palm Valley Academy is $7,038. 23 elementary schools in the St. Johns School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Palm Valley Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Palm Valley Academy 82nd of 2182 Florida public elementary schools. (See Palm Valley Academy in the ranking list.)

St. Johns:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Johns 4th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Palm Valley Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 92.60 82nd 2182 96.2%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Open Quote Overcrowded and overwhelming. Nocatee continues to grow but the schools are not being built fast enough to support the demand. I regret not having moved to Ponte Vedra Beach instead, where the smaller schools can live up to the St Johns County reputation. The schools in Nocatee are living by this reputation of “best schools in Florida” but children are being taught in portable classrooms/trailers outside because there are not classrooms, teachers are overwhelmed and there are not enough support resources to tend to the growing number of students. We pulled our children out of PVA after just 2 months and opted for private school. Our understanding is that the new school that opens next fall is also already over capacity and they will need to start building yet another school next year. If school is your motivation for moving to the area, invest a bit more money and settle in Ponte Vedra Beach instead. Or stay in Nocatee and opt for a private school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Palm Valley Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 1064 10 75 91 0 0 54 0 1294
2020 1477 16 93 182 0 0 88 0 1856

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 Palm Valley Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 1294 75.0 17.2 n/a
2020 1856 111.6 16.6 4.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Palm Valley Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 1294 75.0 17.2 n/a
2020 1856 111.6 16.6 4.1

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 Palm Valley Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $196 (2.8%) $6,880 (97.2%) $7,076
2020 $170 (2.4%) $6,868 (97.6%) $7,038

Data source: Florida Department of Education




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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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