Samuel W. Wolfson High School

7000 Powers Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32217 | (904) 739-5265
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,774
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3 out of 5 | 8 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
  • Magnet School
School District Details
  • Duval County School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,653
  • Graduation Rate: 59.2%
  • Dropout Rate: 4.7%
  • Students Per Teacher: 16.2
  • Enrolled Students: 122,961

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,774
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 94.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 848 (47.8%)
  • Females: 910 (51.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 137 (7.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 643 (36.2%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 780 (44.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Samuel W. Wolfson High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.06%
Black1,03258.2%
Asian522.9%
Hispanic1206.8%
White55331.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Samuel W. Wolfson High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade48627.4%
10th Grade48227.2%
11th Grade43724.6%
12th Grade36920.8%
Graduation and Dropouts (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
78.0%
District:
67.0%
Dropout Rate
School:
0.8%
District:
2.2%
State:
2.0%
Teacher Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree
School:
68.8%
District:
71.9%
State:
65.3%
Percent of Classes Taught by Non-Highly Qualified Teachers
School:
12.0%
State:
4.8%
Percent of Classes Taught By Teachers (Out-of-Field) of Their Background
School:
20.7%
State:
4.8%
Source: FL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3

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3 out of 5 | 8 Reviews
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8 reviews for Samuel W. Wolfson High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on November 01, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I graduated in 1991... We were just beginning to have the teen moms show up there. There are way to many chiques, or were. You either had money or you were nothing. I was in many after school programs and tried for many sports, none if which I made because my parents couldn't afford to ENTRUST Wolfson with money to the school. Funny, I was an average student and normal. I didn't drive, I rode a bus until my junior year. I didn't party in Mandarin and I didn't wear prada and coach... but I am a wife, a mother, college graduate and teacher... I went on a full sport scholarship and noone even kew I existed when I went there. Unless it was discipline-- YARD DUTY or ISS,,, you were just another poor trash face in the halls.
  • Reviewed by Student on August 06, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i absolutely love this school its a place where u can learn and still enjoy yourself...a lot of the kids at wolfson have lots of talent for example great dancers singers and a few are into hiphop so there is entertainment every single day
  • Reviewed by Student on July 14, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i am a student of Wolfson High School, i like it even though there is a lot of fighting and drama. there are teachers and students who are nice, kind, and respectful to others. some people say they never learn anything from the teachers, its because they never pay attention or care about learning.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on November 12, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I went to this school in the 1980's. It was more like a military camp rather than a school. I flunked out because of the hate harbored by most of the staff there. They had zero interest in teaching kids.
    Yard duty was their forte'.
  • Reviewed by Student on September 02, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I'm a student at this school, and I have to say it is just very uncoordinated. let's just say students just roam the hallway to wherever they want to and whenever. Other students text in class, and even the English teachers don't spell right, and many of the students have to correct them. Discipline is not very good, their are students here that are being harassed by others and nothing is happening to them. I do not like this school, and I give it a one because so far while I have been attending this school, I have learned absolutely NOTHING!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 03, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • As a student i give this school a 1 so i know how it is. I didn't learn from any of my teachers except for the 3 AP courses I took my senior year. I've had teachers who students corrected her how to spell. in a english class. there is no type of discipline when I attended. I would never let my kid go to this school. I even talked my parents out of sending my little brother. Chances are when your kid leaves this school he/she will either have wasted their time and did not get a full education, or they will have a child on the way.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 24, 2008
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The lack of discipline that I have witnessed in the halls is nothing less than disgraceful. The students run the school and the teachers cower to the vulgarity and threats displayed by students. Hordes of students walk the halls constantly during class, while talking on cell phones and listening to IPods. There are good classes within the school, but most are corrupted with the poor behavior of students.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 04, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i like this school this is great i want to be a varsity basketball player here in wolfson

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