Each year since 2013, JPEF has conducted a poll of Duval County residents to understand their views on public education and their priorities for our public schools. See how the community feels from year to year about the education system in Duval County.

2018-2019 Annual Public Education Perceptions Poll

2018-2019 Public Perceptions Poll

In a new series of questions, Duval County residents offer insights into what they believe makes for quality schools. Participants said teachers and parents have a greater impact on school quality than system leaders or community groups; in essence, the closer you are to the student, the greater impact you have in the student’s educational experience.Download Now

2017-2018 Annual Public Education Perceptions Poll

2017-2018 Public Perceptions Poll

Duval County residents support significant increases in teacher salary but are uncertain about who is making the decisions at the district level, according to results of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s annual Public Education Perceptions Poll.

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2016-2017 Annual Public Education Perceptions Poll

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2016-2017 Public Perceptions Poll

An overwhelming majority of public school parents in Duval County believe their children’s schools and teachers are effective, according to several questions in this year's Public Education Perceptions Poll.

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2015 Annual Public Education Perceptions Poll

2015 Public Perceptions Poll

Duval County residents are on average four years behind when it comes to perceptions of the graduation rate, according to results of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s annual Public Education Perceptions Poll. A new question this year asked poll respondents what they thought the current Duval County high school graduation rate was, and the average response was 61 percent. Duval’s graduation rate is currently 74 percent. It was 63 percent in 2011.

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2014 Annual Public Education Perceptions Poll

2014 Public Perceptions Poll

Our new public opinion poll shows that Duval County residents support a broad range of current and potential initiatives to improve public education, and the district's leadership team continues to earn confidence in the community.

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2013 Annual Public Education Perceptions Poll

2013 Public Perceptions Poll

More than half of respondents rated the Duval County School Board and Superintendent Nikolai Vitti as effective. While this poll is new, a similar question asked in 2011 in the JCCI Quality of Life Report demonstrates a sharp increase in community confidence since that time. In that poll, only 20 percent rated the quality of the elected leadership on the Duval County School Board as "Good" or "Excellent."

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ONE by ONE: Defining Jacksonville's Priorities for Education

Fall 2012: In Brief

In the fall of 2011, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund set out with the help of dozens of volunteers on an effort to go into every part of our community and hear first-hand the hopes, concerns, questions and ideas that the citizens of Duval County have for the future of education in our community – in their own words. Over the course of the past year, and 161 face-to-face conversations with nearly 1,600 community members in homes, businesses, churches, and other organizations throughout every region of the county —we have done just that. In this report, we present the findings of what was heard.

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School Board Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, May 07, 2019
  • Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
  • Where: Cline Auditorium 1701 Prudential Drive Jacksonville, FL 32207
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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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