• dcps - providing educational excellence in every school, in every classroom, for every student, every day.


    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. 

    • 2018-19 district grade of “B” per the Florida Department of Education. 

    • Highest "B" of any school district in Florida.

    • Less than one percentage point from being an "A" district.  

    • 87% of schools earned “A, B, or C.”

    • 42 schools increased at least one letter grade, including six schools that jumped two letter grades.

    We’re a “B,” and an “A” is in striking distance; less than one percentage point away. But more important than our grade, our success is that our students are more prepared than ever before for whatever step is next on their academic and career plan.

  •  graduation rising

    • 2018-2019 Graduation Rate: 86.5% (Federal Formula) - Click here to view all graduation rates from the FLDOE
    • Increased overall grad rate over 28 percentage points in the last 10 years; narrowed state gap from 6.8 percentage points in 2011-12 to 0.4 percentage points in 2018-19.
    • Record high sub-group graduation rates were seen among African-American students (84.5%); Hispanic students (87.5%); Low Socioeconomic students (81.7%); and Students with Disabilities (84.6%).
    • The district exceeded the state for subgroup performance for African American students, Hispanic students, Students with Disabilities, and English Language Learners.
    • Duval County is the leader in graduation improvement among the state’s seven largest school districts over the last ten years. 

    naep rising National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP): Duval County Public Schools participates in the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA), a NAEP voluntary accountability program for 4th and 8th grade reading and math. The program enables comparisons among the nation's largest participating cities, such as Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City and Jacksonville.

    In the 2019 assessment, Duval ranked in the top five of the 27 participating districts in 17 out of 20 student groupings.

    Areas where Duval is ranked in the top five in the nation:

    Grade 4 Mathematics (ranking)

    • All students (3)
    • African American students (2)
    • Hispanic students (2)
    • Free and reduced lunch (FRL) students (2)
    • Students with disabilities (SWD) (2)

    Grade 8 Mathematics

    • African American students (4)
    • SWD (1)

    Grade 4 Reading

    • All Students (5)
    • African American students (3)
    • Hispanic students (1 – tied with Miami)
    • FRL students (3)
    • SWD (2)

    Grade 8 Reading
    All students (5)

    • African American students (3)
    • Hispanic students (3)
    • FRL students (3)
    • SWD (1)

    college readiness

    • Reading - 28% increase in graduates being college ready from 3,955 (2011/12) to 5,081 (2015/16)
    • Mathematics - 58% increase in graduates being college ready from 2,943 (2011/12) to 4,662 (2015/16)
    • 123% increase in Dual Enrollment College courses taken from 6,871 (2011/12) to 15,372 (2016/17)
    • 28 percentage point increase by African-American students passing Dual Enrollment College courses from 66% (2006/07) to 94% (2017/18)

    cte rising

    • Career and Technical Education provides students with opportunities to explore career options in settings that anticipate and address every student's needs
    • 798 certifications earned - a 260% increase since 2012
    • Earned model academy status for 7 programs; an increase of 133% since 2012
    • Established 14 business partnerships that include student mentoring, job shadowing, and post-secondary employment opportunities

    arts rising

    • Visual and Performing Arts Education provides students with rigorous arts study that equips them with the 21st century skills necessary to be successful in college or a career and life
    • 6,400 students now participate in secondary instrumental music programs – a 206% increase in enrollment since 2012
    • From 2012 to 2017, the number of middle school music students participating in MPAs (Music Performance Assessments) increased by 15%
    • From 2016 to 2018, the number of students winning regional visual art honors in the Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards has risen from 357 students to 572 students (a 60% increase) and regional award winning students in 2018 took home $9.2 million in college scholarship offers (a 124% increase from $4.1 million in 2016).
    • In 2018, 15 DCPS visual art students in 5 schools, earned 18 national awards through the Scholastics Art & Writing Awards
    • Cultivates and maintains partnerships with many cultural institutions in the Jacksonville community to provide exhibition, performance, and learning opportunities to arts students, including Jacksonville Public Library, Any Given Child Jacksonville, Cathedral Arts Project, Inc., The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville Symphony, the Ritz Theatre & Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as virtual learning opportunities through Met HD Live.
  • our vision
    Our Vision is to ensure every student is inspired and prepared for success in college or a career and life.
    our mission
    Our Mission is to provide educational excellence in every school, in every classroom, for every student, every day.

    our core values Responsibility: We foster learning that leads to independence by upholding individual and collective commitments to creating a community of learners.

    Knowledge: We foster lifelong learning in children and adults to be prepared to participate in the global economy.

    Trust: We foster positive relationships based on mutual respect, transparency, honesty, and the consistent demonstrations of actions.

    Compassion: We foster an environment of equity and empathy that respects differences and values diversity.
    our goals Intentional Focus on Student Achievement and Well-Being

    Develop & Retain High Performing Team Members

    Sustain Engagement of Parents, Caregivers, & Community

    Ensure Effective, Equitable, & Efficient Use of Resources Aligned to Improve Student Outcomes

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