About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs.
Darnell Cookman Middle School did not make AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Florida in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Darnell Cookman Middle School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Darnell Cookman Middle School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Darnell Cookman Middle School's students and teachers. more
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Mt. Herman Ese Center 0.2 miles||n/a|
|John E. Ford Elementary School 0.4 miles|
|Stanton College Preparatory 0.5 miles|
|St Pius V Catholic School 0.8 miles||n/a|
|Pathways Academy High School 0.9 miles|
The cultural environment is well balanced at the school and the administrators at the school are very diligent in maintaining this balance. Other schools in the district could learn from processes taking place within this environment.
All issues of everyday school processes (i.e. behavioral, activity, safety, and overall wellbeing) are handled and/or managed very professionally and in a timely matter.
I would recommend the school and look forward to my son continuing. It is not every day that I make a comment like this, but this one is necessary.
Enrollment (2011)Total: 1070
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Darnell Cookman Middle School had 31% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Florida had 56% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Duval District Spending
In 2011, Darnell Cookman Middle School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Duval School District
About the FCAT
What is it?
The FCAT is an annual test used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 3 through 10 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing.
How is it Scored?
Students score at one of five levels, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3 (grade level).