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Full academic ride to historically black university awarded to “5000 Role Models of Excellence” students

June 29, 2021 — Disappointed after not getting into the college he applied for, Maurice Bell said he lost some of his motivation for higher education. Then Bell — who would be graduating from Lee High School — received a phone call from a 5000 Role Models of Excellence district administrator that brought everything back […]

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Transportation survey results to guide district’s next steps

May 14, 2021 – Receiving a text or email about whether their child’s bus will be late has been identified as one of the most important types of communication that stakeholders want, according to the district’s first ever transportation survey. About 69% of responders said that having access to that type of communication is extremely […]

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District recognized for transparency in financial reporting

May 4, 2021 – For the 20th year in a row, Duval County Public Schools has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE) by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for demonstrating transparent and high-quality financial reporting. The COE is considered the gold standard in annual financial reporting. The district received […]

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Food distribution this Thursday, Dec. 17

District joins community partners in food give-away this Thursday

Dec.  14, 2020 – In the spirit of the holiday season and coming together as a community, Duval County Public Schools is joining several non-profit organizations in two different food giveaways to support local families in need.  Both events will be hosted this Thursday, Dec. 17 at two locations: Redemption Church (hosted by Feeding Northeast […]

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How to register for the 2021-22 VPK lottery

Dec. 2, 2020 – With holiday season in full swing, don’t forget that school choice season is just around the corner. Beginning Jan. 1, parents will have the opportunity to apply for their children’s school of choice. This includes Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten with Duval County Public Schools. Like last school year, applications for VPK will be online […]

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Federal Impact Aid Survey is here

2020 Federal Impact Aid survey is online, available for all parents

Nov. 24, 2020 – Did you know DCPS is home to over 12,000 families that are connected to the federal government? That makes Team Duval one of the top 10 most populated districts in the nation for federally-connected students. This is important because the school district has the potential to receive federal funding for the […]

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School Choice – What you need to know

Nov. 18, 2020 – Duval County Public Schools is a choice district, which means students can attend schools outside their attendance area zones through the school choice application process. While applications open in January, there is a lot families can do now to prepare. See list below. Note that while some things have changed due […]

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St. Clair Evans Academy is the new Northwestern Legends Elementary School

Aug. 13, 2020 – St. Clair Evans Academy has officially been renamed Northwestern Legends Elementary School. The newly named school is located on the site of the former Northwestern Middle School and will house students and faculty of the former St. Clair Evans Academy. School leadership, faculty, community stakeholders, and students worked together to come […]

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Photo shows Dr. Sowell assisting a student with lab work.

Darnell-Cookman educator receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Aug. 6, 2020 –Ask Dr. Scott Sowell what he loves most about teaching, and he’ll tell you, “it’s that small moment to moment interaction between me, the student, and the science content.” The 26-year educator who teaches advanced placement environmental science at Darnell-Cookman School of the Medial Arts is a recipient of The Presidential Award […]

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Student saves neighbors during fire, receives Superintendent’s Coin of Excellence

June 23, 2020 — He’s a student some are referring to as a saint and a hero! Aaron Hill, a Sandalwood High School Saint whose brave actions saved many lives, was sent a Superintendent’s Coin of Excellence this month. It all began on May 18. Aaron says he was up late working on homework, when […]

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