Duval County Public Schools’ Graduation Rate Initiatives Team (GRIT) is focused on increasing the district’s Graduation Rate and decreasing the over-all dropout rate. GRIT collaborates with schools, students, families, and community stakeholders to identify and overcome barriers to academic success.
Introduced in 2015, this streamlined focus on early identification and cross-curricular collaboration, continues to play a key role in pushing schools towards comprehensive programs supporting student achievement. In 2019, the district reached an all time high graduation rate of 86.5%, including demographic subgroups.
GRIT has most recently expanded their scope into Middle School. Enhanced partnership with district and regional leadership will increase systems of support and identify programs that are focused on student achievement and overall well-being.
Data Development, Disaggregation and Management
School-Level Support with Graduation Coaches and At-Risk Designees
Disengaged Student & Negative Code Support
Emergency Truancy & Drop-Out Support
Research, Evaluation & Data
Building B, 2nd Floor
4037 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Jason S. Bloom, Director
Tabatha Bennett, Specialist
Marvin Brown, Specialist
Kimberly Grubbs, Supervisor
Catherine Bekkedal, Supervisor
Regina Sherman, Social Worker