Duval schools honored for excellence in community involvement


Twenty-five schools in Duval County have been honored with the Five Star Schools Award for 2018-19. The award recognizes schools that have demonstrated success in incorporating families and community members into the school environment. 

“Family, business and school partnerships are essential to student success," said Chancellor, Division of Public Schools Jacob Oliva. "As an educator, I have witnessed the impact of engaging with stakeholders to support students in our schools. The result of these connections is higher academic achievement and more students prepared for the future."

Below are the schools in Duval that received the Five Star School Award for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Alimacani Elementary School
  • Atlantic Beach Elementary School
  • Baldwin Middle-Senior High School
  • Bartram Springs Elementary School
  • Beauclerc Elementary School
  • Crystal Springs Elementary School
  • Dinsmore Elementary School
  • Enterprise Learning Academy
  • Fletcher Middle School
  • Hendricks Avenue Elementary School
  • Holiday Hill Elementary School
  • John N.C. Stockton Elementary School
  • Loretto Elementary School
  • Mandarin High School
  • Mandarin Oaks Elementary School
  • Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School
  • Neptune Beach Elementary School
  • Oceanway Elementary School
  • Ortega Elementary School
  • River City Science Academy at Mandarin
  • River City Science Elementary Academy
  • River City Science Academy Innovation
  • Seabreeze Elementary School
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
  • Twin Lakes Academy Elementary School

To earn Five Star School recognition, a school must show that it has achieved all of the benchmarks and criteria in five categories – Business partnerships, Family Involvement, Volunteerism, Student Community Service, and School Advisory Councils. Schools must also earn a grade of “C” or above or a school improvement rating of "maintaining or improving" for the year of nomination. Statewide, over 700 schools earned the recognition. To view the entire list of schools awarded, please visit Five Star School Award.

Congratulations to the schools and communities for their commitment to excellence in family involvement! 




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