August 24 — start your child's school year off strong


Duval County Public Schools’ “Public Education Strong” campaign continues to gain national attention.

This summer, the district’s communications team was recognized for their Public Education Strong campaign. We’re proud of the amazing teachers, principals, students and parents that continue to share why public education matters in our community. At the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) Public Relations Executives Meeting, Marsha Oliver, Assistant Superintendent of Communications, and Mark Sherwood, Director of Marketing, were presented the award-winning campaign to communications professionals from around the country.

Awards & Recognition

Bronze Telly for the Public Education Strong videos produced in-house. Telly Awards is a national awards organization that honors the best in film and video production.

Medallion Award for the student-hosted news show "Real School" and an informational video highlighting the GRASP Academy.  The award was granted by the Sunshine State School Public Relations Association (SUNSPRA), the state affiliate of the National School Public Relations Association.

This is the second Bronze Telly and fourth Medallion Award for the communications team in the last two years.

August 24 is the first day of school for our local teachers and students. We’d love to hear how you’re planning to start the school year off strong with your child.

Personally, my son and I are going to walk to his elementary school together the first week! Last year, we walked together as a family for his first day of kindergarten which was special and memorable for all of us.



Upcoming Event

School Board Primary Elections

Four seats on the seven-member School Board are up for election this year. Learn about the candidates in our Advocacy Center so you can make an informed choice.

  • Date: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020
  • Time: 7:00AM to 7:00PM
  • Where: Your Polling Place
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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-penny for schools 

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?

86.5 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2019, a record high.

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