Student Achievement? We Have That!
Duval County Public Schools
Duval County Public Schools educates more than 129,000 students in the beautiful and fast growing community of Jacksonville, Florida.
Team Duval educators work together every day to fulfill this vision:
That every student is inspired and prepared for success in college or a career, and life.
Why Team Duval?
Because if there is one phrase that describes Duval County Public Schools over the last several years, it is continuous quality improvement!
As one of Florida’s seven major metropolitan school districts, Duval has made extraordinary progress in student achievement with a “whole child” educational philosophy and relentless commitment to instruction excellence intentionally designed to prepare students for 21st century career and college.
We're a B district!
In spite of numerous challenges – including a global pandemic, an unprecedented national teacher shortage, and chronic student absenteeism – traditional Duval County Public Schools increased the percentage of its schools graded “A, B, or C” to 93%.
NAEP scores show Duval scores well against peer districts
We improved our national academic ranking in eighth grade math and eighth grade reading while maintaining our top five ranking in fourth grade reading compared to peer school districts across the country.
Graduation rate = 85.6%
Despite two years of pandemic-impacted learning, the Duval County Public Schools class of 2022 graduated at almost the same rate as their pre-pandemic peers.
Workforce readiness? We have that!
Problem solving. Communication. Ability to work on teams. Professionalism. According to local and national employers, these are the skills that set high school graduates up for success as they embark on their career journey. Looking to the long-term success of its students, Duval County Public Schools is embedding these skills into middle and high schools through a new workforce readiness program.
Improving school buildings, enhancing school achievement
It all began with a plan! A bold plan that would allow the district to address its aging school buildings (among the oldest in the state), create safe and secure spaces for students and staff, remove most of the district’s portable classrooms, decrease excess seat capacity, and remove over $1 billion in deferred facility maintenance over the next 15 years. This plan is known as The Master Facility Plan. Thanks to overwhelming voter approval of the half-penny tax, the plan is now in implementation, paving the way for the greatest renovation and rebuilding program in the history of public education in Duval County.