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Recognizing our AMAZING Schools!

  • Duval County Public Schools and Community First Credit Union are working together to recognize our outstanding schools!

    This is YOUR opportunity to share with our community all of the wonderful things happening in your school.  Each month there will be a new theme.  Just click on the link and share your story!

    Winners will be announced each month on this page.  January nominations are due on Monday, January 25 by 5 pm.


    What does my school win?

    Thanks to our Community First Credit Union partners, winning schools will receive the following:

    1. A celebration for all school employees;

    2. Money towards a school initiative; AND

    3. A trophy to display in your school.

  • Nominations are now OPEN for January!!!

    To submit a nomination for the January School of the Month, follow these easy steps:

    1. Click on this Link!

    2. Fill out the form to include the following information:

    • School Name
    • Select your role with the school (Student, Parent, Employee, Community Member)
    • The reason why your school deserves to be School of the Month (please limit to 2000 characters or less)
    • Contact information in case there are any questions

    3. Hit SUBMIT

    That's it!


    If you are having difficulty opening the link above, please copy and paste the following web address into your browser:


Monthly Themes

  • January:  Attendance - How is your school encouraging great student attendance?

    February:  Celebrating Diversity - What are some of the ways that our district's rich cultural, religious, and ethnic diversity are celebrated in your school?

    March:  Fit and Healthy - Share how your school is encouraging students and their families to get up and get active.

    April:  Parent/Caregiver Involvement: We love our Duval families and can't wait to hear what you are doing in your schools for children.

    May:  Finish Strong! - Share how your school is finishing the school year Duval Strong!


    A Special Congratulations to our DECEMBER COMMUNITY SERVICE winners!

    Elementary Region:  Biscayne Elementary, Principal Sanaa McBride:  Biscayne was noted for a number of community contributions, including a sneaker collection, food drives, adopting families in need, hosting a winter clothing drive, and spreading holiday cheer by posting grade levels of children singing.  Nominations came from students, parents, employees, community members, and business partners.

    Middle School Region:  Fletcher Middle, Principal Chelsea Matthews: The school collected plastic water bottles that they used to clear a lighted display to support the Beaches Go Green Deck the Chairs annual holiday light show.  The school hopes the display inspires their community to reduce plastics that are damaging our ocean and its sea life.

    High School/HOPE Region:  Ed White High, Principal Traci Battest: Particularly notable from the nominations was the food drive, which was described as truck loads of groceries distributed to lines of vehicles on a regular basis, serving over 2,000 people to date.  The school also partners with the Boys and Girls Club, AGAPE, Children’s Home Society, and Communities In Schools to provide medical services, student support, and family resources.  The school holds bi-monthly blood drives and the students cook special meals for the teachers and staff during the month of December.   

    ISI Region:  Long Branch Elementary, Principal Wayman Graham: One person said in her nomination, “The Long Branch family just cares!"  The school partnered with the Nocatee community to pass out groceries to over 100 families during the summer.  The staff makes home visits to provide students with homework assistance, food, clothing, emotional support, and referrals for family assistance - the school has truly created a community of caring.