Our What's New section features regularly updated new analysis to help explain what's going on in the news, think about new ways to look at education data or trends, and let you know when updated data is available.
Thinking about buying a house? Be sure to try our new Search by Address function to get an easy to read, side-by-side comparison of the schools your house is zoned for. Or, use our new Comparison function to get side-by-side comparisons of up to any four schools in Duval County at once!
Looking for information on something not included in our pages (yet)? Chances are you'll find exactly where to get it in our Resources page, with easily categorized links to all of the information that parents and community members have told us they need to be able to find.
We have some more big updates planned for School Facts Jax in the coming year, and are always on the lookout for new ideas to make education data more accessible and useful to everyone. Below are some examples of a few other sites around the country with the same mission that we've reviewed recently to try to learn from. Check them out, and if you see anything you like that you wish we had here for our schools as well, give us your ideas in the comments below!
In New Jersey, the Newark Trust for Education's netNavigator tool pulls back the curtain on hundreds of millions of private investment dollars flowing into Newark Public Schools. The interactive tool allows community members, policy makers, potential donors and more to search by funders, programs and individual schools to see exactly who is giving what, where it is going, and how it is being used.
Check out netNavigator here.
In Connecticut, Achieve Hartford! offers parents and students in Hartford and 19 surrounding counties easy access to all the information they need to make informed choices about the right school for them in a full open enrollment region. A simple address search tool lets parents find all the schools serving the grade levels they are looking for. Results are provided both in map form and in a list of information and indicators about all the schools, sortable by name, distance away, demographics or academic performance indicators.
Check out SmartChoices here.
What did you see that you like? What other ideas do you have to help us continue improving School Facts Jax? Let us know below!