Discover Duval Schools Spotlights Pinedale Elementary Turnaround Story

12/23/2013

An eager crowd of community members boarded a school bus last week to visit Pinedale Elementary to learn how this small neighborhood school accomplished a mind-boggling turnaround over the past few years. Tucked away in the Lackawanna community just north of I-10 and Lenox Avenue, the once failing school catapulted from an F to an A in school year 2010-11 and has held to a steady B ever since.

Read more to learn about the school's story.

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Holiday Fun at the Libraries

12/20/2013

The Jacksonville Public Library (JPL) has a lot of fun activities planned over the winter holidays. From holiday crafts and visits from Santa Claus to puppet shows and movies, there are opportunities for children of all ages.

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High school grades released today

12/18/2013

School Grades for high schools are out today, and the news looked positive for Duval County schools.

Check the full article for more details, or go directly to School Facts Jax to find district-wide data and individual school reports.

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School Board votes to change name of Forrest High School

12/17/2013

The Duval County School Board decided unanimously to rename Nathan Bedford Forrest High School on Jacksonville's west side at a meeting last night. The change comes after nearly two months of community debate and discussion about the issue.

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Duval's graduation rate goes up, outpacing state and other districts

12/11/2013

Today we received some great news about Duval County Public Schools' graduation rate. Under the relatively new federal calculation, Duval County's 4-year graduation rate is up to 72.1 percent, up from 67.7 percent just last year!

Keep reading to learn more about how this jump outpaced the state, and see which schools had the biggest gains.

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Upcoming Event

DCPS Facilities Scenario Community Meeting

Learn about which schools would be renovated under proposed plans for improving Duval County's aging school buildings.

  • Date: Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
  • Time: 6:00PM to8:00PM
  • Where: Englewood High School
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2019 Education Poll

Teachers matter

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, participants said teachers, parents and school leaders have the biggest impact on school quality.

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Did You Know?

85.1 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2018, a record high.

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