Jacksonville''s educational options are numerous, whether choosing a public or private (secular or non-secular) school. High standards, reputation and national recognition make our schools stand out in Duval, St. Johns and Clay counties. The importance of a good education is high on my priority list as I help families during their home search.
Duval County Public Schools
- Duval County Schools has an overall district rating of "B".
- The 2009-10 graduation rate is 66.6%, an increase of 2.1 percentage points from the previous year and nearly 10% over the last five years
- Duval County Schools rates number two in the state in the percentage of graduates completing at least one AP, IB, AICE or Dual Enrollment course.
- 66% of schools have post-secondary ready curriculum- higher than all but three suburban counties.
- Acceleration programs are available in ALL high schools-one in each of the four quadrants:
Advanced International Certificate of Education
Early College High School
Advanced Placement Honors
- Duval County is home to three of the nation''s best high schools according to Newsweek Magazine; Stanton College Prep (4), Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (129), and Paxon School for Advance Studies (170).
St. Johns County Schools
- St. Johns County has maintained its ranking as the number one district in the state for the third year in a row. Fifteen elementary schools, seven middle schools and the district''s only K-8 school all are "A" rated.
- Nease High School Wired newscast won an excellence award for Best Daily Taped Newscast in the country by the Student Television Network.
- The dropout rate is .9% and the graduation rate is 92.63%.
- One of the few district in Florida that is still experiencing growth. Construction of a new elementary school in the north-central area of the county is underway and should be completed in summer 2012.
Clay County Schools
- Named a 2011-2012 Academically High Performing School District by the State Board of Education
- 97% of the schools are rated "A" or "B" by the Florida Department of Education for math, reading, and science.
- All schools are recognized as "Golden and/or Silver schools for outstanding volunteers.
- The district has a highly demanding and successful Baccalaureate Program
Private Schools (See pages 70-83 of the Education Guide)
Special Needs Students (See pages 90-91of the Education Guide)
Charter Schools (See pages 84-88 of the Education Guide)
Higher Education (See page 92 of the Education Guide)