Discover Duval Schools Spotlights Pinedale Elementary Turnaround Story


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.

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Holiday Fun at the Libraries


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


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


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


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


Join us at EDTalks to learn how great public schools can catalyze economic growth for our city.

  • Date: Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019
  • Time: 11:30AM to 1:00PM
  • Where: The Omni Jacksonville Hotel
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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-cent tax 

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, the Jacksonville community said once again they would support a small tax for schools.

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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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