First Coast High School

590 Duval Station Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218 | (904) 757-0080
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,034
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4 out of 5 | 17 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
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: 2,034
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 105.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 19.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,038 (51.0%)
  • Females: 965 (47.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 94 (4.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 571 (28.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 665 (32.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
First Coast High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.05%
Black1,07853.0%
Asian462.3%
Hispanic743.6%
White80439.5%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For First Coast High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade62230.6%
10th Grade58728.9%
11th Grade49924.5%
12th Grade32616.0%
Graduation and Dropouts (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
75.0%
District:
67.0%
Dropout Rate
School:
2.6%
District:
2.2%
State:
2.0%
Teacher Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree
School:
75.0%
District:
71.9%
State:
65.3%
Percent of Teachers with a Ph.D.
School:
4.8%
District:
1.1%
State:
1.0%
Percent of Classes Taught by Non-Highly Qualified Teachers
School:
12.1%
State:
4.8%
Percent of Classes Taught By Teachers (Out-of-Field) of Their Background
School:
16.1%
State:
4.8%
Source: FL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

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4 out of 5 | 17 Reviews
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17 reviews for First Coast High School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on July 02, 2011
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Im sorry about what these so called parents and guardians have to say about this school. this school was the bomb and if you think there is no security you need to look harder because they're there. just hiding in plane sight. they've got to blend in with the students so they can get to the fight quickly. there are worse schools in jax than first coast. maybe you need to take a shot at those.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 18, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Want an overview of the proficiency at FCHS? All you have to do is check the test scores and results..Where is our tax money going? In my opinion they should shut this place down and put a pad lock on it
    Your child is at risk in so many ways here.. Surviving is top of the 'to do list'.. learning is at the bottom.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on November 04, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • OK. I graduated in 2008 and yes it did have proplems. Since graduation I keep in tuch with some old lower class mates. An i have ask about this cans being thrown subjuct. thay have informed me that thay have not heared of any thang like that and thay was like me we know alot of people so thay would have heard about it. Now if theres a kid thats been hit with a can thats vary ood since the school pervide bottels to be bought at lunch and during the day. so unliss a kid had toted a can to school there would had not been a can at school. It is a safe school and alot of fun if your kid ant shy. but in a public school there will always be violence. Im sorry that your son is afraid of school and he mite have a bully what you need to do is ask your son if he is afraid of someone personal then instead of the intire school. I belive that if you was a true parent you wouldnt be gossiping about a school online where you know alot of people would see it.you would have takein action but pepole have there flaws. if you feelthat your son is so unsafe you mite want to thank about enrolling him in a private school this is a girl that graduated there and went there for all my four years and had the time of my life so far. Give the school some respect and trust that thay well do every thamg in there power to keep your children safe.
  • Reviewed by Student on July 28, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • THIS SCHOOL IS AWSOME ND I LOVE MY FRIENDS

    SN: HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on June 10, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I JUST GRADUATED FROM COAST I WENT THERE ALL 4 YEARS BUT WAS ALSO IN GRANDPARK AND CAME BACK I SEEN ALOTTA THINHS BUT NOTHIN THAT COULDNT BE HANDLE BY THE SCHOOL EVEN MY PROBLEMS WOULD SEEM HORRIBLE IF YOUR SHELTERD BUT THIS IS A REAL LIFE SCHOOL WHAT GOES ON IN THERE REALLY GOES ON OUTSIDE OF IT... OH AND KIDS THROWIN UP ABOUT SCHOOL MAN TELL THAT KID TIGHTEN UP HE IN HIGH BETTA GET READY FOR THE REALER WORLD OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL...
  • Reviewed by Student on February 06, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i go to first coast high school right now and im in 11th grade. i have attended this school for all three years. this is a bad school, i have gotten into fights 7 times since being here. the only reason im still enrolled here is because im "cool" with the security guards and administration. the school is indeed becoming more like a prison with all of the gates and stricter rules. everything is being watched over carefully. the only reason anyone gets jumped is because of looking at someone wrong or being flashy with nice things. if you keep from making eye contact with any suspect students you will be fine. or if your refrain from walking through heavily populated areas we wont bother you. some of us have just had bad days and just are taking it out on less noticable kids.
  • Reviewed by Student on September 04, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i am in 10th grade at first caost and i went my 9th grade here also. the school is very nice with some students that don't care, it's not the teacher's nor the school's fault, mainly the parents that raised them. these children need to learn that you don't always get what you wnat and you arn't so big and bad. it's those kids who talk crap and get into fights that need to go to maddie v. rutherford alternative school permanently and not be able to return. there is plenty of security in and around the school, there are at least 2 rso officers on campus and several security personnel always around the school. it's a very nice school, but people need to learn it's not all about them. most of the teachers are very good at what they do. they are very nice and sometimes funny, well my teachers are. i love my school and my teachers, they are just wonderful. even though we are an "F" school, there are different programs being implemented at first coast to elevate the awarness of the failing grade that the school recieved from the state. although we are an "F" school that does not mean we are "F" students, or teachers, or faculty members. it just means some students scored low on the fcat or ap exam. many of the smarter kids that attend the school did not do so well and most of the iformation was somewhat hard, i personally did not think i did so well on the ap exam, i am very smart but the questions and the essay questions were very difficult, i do not yet know what i made but i think it may be low. all in all, the school is very nice and the teachers are awesome.
  • Reviewed by Community Member on July 28, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i dont go to first coast high school.i will be attending there this year i will be a junior i came from new york. From a little town with only a thousand people.With the reshearch i have done i see that first coast isnt the best school in the world and and its not the worst. As i have read these little things about this school it could be worse. just imagine if there where no police offers. i truely cant wait to go to school it will be a really big change beacuse in my old school there was no fights no police offers no kids bringing in gun or knifes. i hope that this school is friendly and i make a lot of friends.
  • Reviewed by Student on May 30, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am about to graduate. I went to First Coast from 9th to 12th grade. First Coast is crazy. There are plenty of fights to keep us entertained. We can just chill in most of the classes and nobody cares. there are like 20 security guards roaming the halls at any given moment, we never have to learn anything. I think it's fantastic. I was in a huge gang fight this year and I thought it was crazy fun. I dropped like 3 kids myself. I was never scared to go there. EVER. def not terrified. We seniors pretty much ran that school so it was good for me.
  • Reviewed by Student on February 23, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I love First Coast. I go there and I'm in the tenth grade. Yea theres incidents, were teenagers of course people are going to act stupid when your not around. Just like you say your kid said this and that well maybe he's telling you crap. I have never felt like I was in danger. There's security guards all around the campus. Whenever there is an incident we have to go on lockdown so they do to the best that they can to keep everyone under control, but it's not like their mind readers. They can't prevent everything. If your child really has a problem he either needs to go to the principal or a security guard not run home and tell a big story. I mean his story might be a little true but that doesn't make First Coast a terrible school.
  • Reviewed by Student on February 19, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • First Coast High is a great school that many children approve ofalongwith me. I am currently attending FCHS and i really like it. All of the teacher are nice and the new principle is a much needed asset. I am in the 9th grade and will be graduating from there in 2012.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 30, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This the worst school I have been to and I wish that they would use more security guards. There was a water bottle thrown at my group and they done nothing about. There was a stabbing and that amek me feel even more unsafe. The teachers are O.K. And I am very glad this is my last year.There is almost a fight everyday and most of the people get away and nothing is done about it. There was also people getting jumped at school and they do nothing about it. Last year i got jumped in front of the Libary and some how nobody saw it so nothing was done about. If there was any way this could be fixeed I wish they would do it please. And then they try to say that we have a money issue but yet they spend money on useless stuff like painting the school and buying new metal gates. It feels more like a prison everyday. We dont have any school dances because they are afraid of getting drugs smuggled in the dance or fights braling out.
  • Reviewed by Student on October 31, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i have no clue why everyone feels unsafe to go to this school,i go there and all the incidents there are being blown out of proportion and brought back up from past years.
  • Reviewed by Student on October 07, 2008
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i attend first coast right now. im a junior and have attended first coast both of my previous years. im not sure what your son is talking about. there have been no incidents of coke bottles being thrown at all. so im really sorry that your son is terrified to go to a safe school and get his education.. maybe he has a bully and gets picked on but there have been absolutely no icidents this school year to concern your son.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 01, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i think that first coast is a great school. much better than the other choices in public education Jacksonville has to offer its high school students. I went to First coast for all four of my high school years and I have to say... it is no where hear as bad as this ladies son is leading her to believe... for instances they have actual cops that work on the campus.. so I don't know what your son's reason for not wanting to go to school there is but I am sure it certainly is not a safety issue... unless he is super scared of someone in his GYM class. my little sister goes to first coast and I have asked her about this incident and she assures me that, that is not what happened.
  • Reviewed by Student on June 17, 2008
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The year 2007-2008 I went to first coast high school for 9th grade it was okay but some of kids were bad.So I think first coast is okay. I made it.All you have to do is go to school,respect your teachers,and keep your mouth shut.I will be returning to first coast next year for 10th grade.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 19, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My son is TERRIFIED to attend school there. Too many incidents have happened within the past month that has made him feel unsafe there. There was a robbery with a gun, that was done to his best friend,the kid got suspended for 10 days, no police report, and nothing was done about the seeing if the kid did have a gun on him, he was not questioned about robbing my son's friend until 2 or 3 days later. Now there are coke cans being thrown at kids and my son was almost hit and a child was hit. Those kids were suspended. I mean what is it going to take to get some serious police in there and keep our kids safe? Someone getting hurt or worse killed? My son has panic attacks if he has to go to school, he throws up, he said he doesn't know what will happen, he doesn't feel safe. Would you let your kid go here?

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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The overall school rating shows that First Coast High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on FCAT state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
AYP and Flordia State School Grades (2010)
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Status: NO
Percent Criteria Met
School:
69.0%
District:
69.0%

FCAT - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201060.0%63.0%67.0%
200953.0%62.0%68.0%
200850.0%60.0%65.0%
 
Reading Test
201033.0%42.0%48.0%
200929.0%39.0%47.0%
200837.0%42.0%45.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201057.0%66.0%73.0%
200952.0%64.0%69.0%
200853.0%63.0%69.0%
 
Reading Test
201021.0%33.0%40.0%
200924.0%34.0%36.0%
200820.0%33.0%38.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Science Test
201031.0%43.0%39.0%
200929.0%40.0%37.0%
200829.0%37.0%38.0%
 
Source: FL Department of Education 2009-2010

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