Briana Nelson-Canty

Pickett Elementary external rendering

Community meeting for the new Pickett Elementary School scheduled for Feb. 27

Feb. 22, 2024 – Duval’s Northside will soon receive another state-of-the-art facility with the construction of the new Pickett Elementary School, expected to open in August 2025.  The new campus comes after the successful completion of Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School in August 2023, and is expected to reach completion around the same time as […]

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Englewood Elementary and Spring Park Elementary Design Renderings

New schools in the works for Englewood Elementary, Spring Park Elementary; Community meeting scheduled for Feb. 26

Feb. 13, 2024 – The Master Facility Plan is well underway, with construction gearing up on the new Englewood and Spring Park elementary schools, two of five schools anticipated to open August 2025. The rebuild will result in the consolidation and rearrangement of boundaries among three schools: Englewood Elementary, Love Grove Elementary, and Spring Park […]

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Kristi Biswas, Emma Lee, Eric Lee, with Superintendent and Principals

Paxon and Stanton students earn top prizes at the International Science and Engineering Fair

July 14, 2022 – Three Team Duval students took home top honors for their work in the 2022 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Kristi Biswas, a student at Paxon School for Advanced Studies, attained a second-place George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award for her research into Alzheimer’s disease, while Stanton College Preparatory School’s Emma Lee […]

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Students, staff, and dignitaries at the Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School groundbreaking event

Half-penny funded plan stays on schedule as district enters year two

July 12, 2022 – Historic facility improvements, security projects and school rebuilds are in development as planned as Duval County Public Schools’ half-penny funded master facility plan begins to work through year two.   Revenue continues to exceed projections Funds collected through the voter-approved, half-penny sales tax exceed the original project budgets. However, market inflation […]

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5000 Role Models of Excellence Students stand for their Wilson Scholar recognition

“5000 Role Models of Excellence” Wilson Scholars awarded over $1 million in scholarships

June 9, 2022 – Dressed in their signature white dress shirt and red ties, 13 recent graduates and members of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence stood front and center during Tuesday’s School Board meeting to be recognized as Wilson Scholars. As Wilson scholars, these graduates are receiving scholarships ranging from $20,000 to $96,000 to […]

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Photo of Kai Edu in cap and gown

Sandalwood High senior overcomes odds, receives acceptance into dream university

May 27, 2022 – Despite a lifelong struggle with visual impairment, the path to academic success has been extremely clear for Sandalwood High School soon-to-be graduate, Kai Edu. Edu, who is one of approximately 7,600 graduates in Team Duval’s Class of 2022, has exceeded all expectations as a gifted learner and has been accepted into […]

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Pearson family with students from MLK Elementary and dignitaries

Community celebrates historic groundbreaking of the new Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School

May 23, 2022 – Dozens of families, community members, dignitaries, and school and district staff celebrated a historic moment on Friday at the formal groundbreaking ceremony of the new Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School, which will be the first major rebuild under the district’s master facilities plan. The new elementary school is expected to open […]

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Rendering of Rutledge Pearson's anticipated new school front

A year into half-penny sales tax sees progress on new construction, safety and security updates

Feb. 16, 2022 – On Nov. 3, 2020, voters overwhelmingly approved a voluntary half-penny sales tax to fund a historic facilities improvement program for Duval County’s public schools. Just over a year into the half-penny project, district staff and contractors have been working tirelessly to advance the design, development and renovation of schools across the […]

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Winners of competition pose with giant check

Frank H. Peterson students whip up winning dish in “Cooking with Champions” event

Feb. 9, 2022 – Outside may have been chilly, but temps were heating up inside Frank H. Peterson as culinary students from across the district fired up their burners in a special head to head cooking battle on Tuesday. In total, five teams from four different high schools battled it out in the “Cooking with […]

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