School Grades released today for high schools


What's New High School GradesThis morning, the Florida Department of Education released the School Grades for all public high schools - and the news is exciting!

Keep reading to find out more, or go directly to School Facts Jax to see all the details for every high school in Duval County.

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Local donors help schools get $32.6 million award for new technology


Duval County Public Schools announced a plan to significantly increase technology access and infrastructure at 41 low-income elementary and middle schools.

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Keep learning during winter break — here's how


Library Winter Break Screen ShotToday is the last day of school before winter break in Duval County Public Schools. But the school district and community partners are teaming up to ensure that students keep learning while school is out.

Keep reading to learn more about the activities, packets and resources available during winter break!

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Introducing School Facts Jax


What is School Facts Jax? And why have we devoted the better part of a year to developing it? Jacksonville Public Education Fund President Trey Csar explains in this op-ed published in today's edition of the Jacksonville Business Journal. 

Despite the quantity of information out there, it can be tough for parents and community members to find a coherent, comprehensive and user-friendly place to understand how our schools are performing academically.  That's why today, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is launching a new initiative called School Facts Jax to present information about public school performance through easy-to-use, interactive charts and visualizations.

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School Facts Jax launch event draws parents, officials, media


School Facts launch event parent and childToday's launch event for School Facts Jax was a great display of partnership! The site was unveiled at the Regency Square Branch Library, with parents, school district officials and nonprofit partners in attendance. We want to thank especially Superintendent Nikolai Vitti and Library Director Barbara Gubbin for speaking at the event.

Keep reading to see more pictures and read more about today's celebration.

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President’s Corner: Reflecting on High School Graduation in a Pandemic

JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune shares her thoughts as the parent of a senior.

High school graduation has been a recurring theme in the life of JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune. In a new Q&A, Rachael shared what high school graduation means to her, and offered some words of inspiration for fellow parents who are w ...Read More

Half-penny sales tax will go on the ballot in fall 2020

Education advocates reacted to the news by saying they'll support the sales tax.

“This is a long-awaited historic moment in Duval County,” said JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune. “Our students need 21st century schools, and our independent research has shown that 78.5 percent of Duval County residents support ...Read More

Education Innovator Speaks in Jacksonville about What Students Need to Succeed in the 21st Century

JPEF also celebrated 10 years of impact and launched a new School Leadership Initiative.

Dr. Tony Wagner, an internationally acclaimed author and education innovator, shared a thought-provoking message about the future of education with more than 350 education and community leaders today as the keynote speaker of the Jacksonville Publ ...Read More




of public schools in Duval County earned an "A," "B," or "C" in 2021-2022.