Category: Achievement

Sandalwood High School recognized nationally for its AVID college readiness program

April 14, 2023 – Congratulations to Sandalwood High on being recertified as an AVID National Demonstration School, making them the only high school in Northeast Florida to receive this distinction.  AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a national college readiness program that uses research-based strategies and course work to equip students with […]

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Teacher and students building a robot.

Students showcase STEM skills at Computer Science and Robotics festival

March 28, 2023 – From flight simulators, to robotics and 3D printing, students from schools across the county got the opportunity to show off their technology projects and better understand how their studies can start them on a path to scientific-based jobs. Held at the 121 Financial Ballpark on March 21, the Duval County Public […]

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District recognized for excellence in telling its financial story

Dec. 16, 2022 – Duval County Public Schools is receiving high honors for its excellence in financial reporting. The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was awarded to the district this month from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The award is in recognition of the district’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the […]

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Congratulations to the finalists for Teacher of the Year: Andrew Lodge, Ashley Watkins, Argel Hipol, Julia Mayeshiba, and Katrina Bias

Finalists for the 2023 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year announced

(This post contains excerpts from a press release provided by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF). JPEF coordinates the Teacher of the Year program.) Dec. 9, 2022 – Congratulations to five outstanding educators who have been selected as the five finalists for the VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year for 2023. “The 2023 group […]

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Winners of the Hispanic Heritage Essay Month contest recognize their heroes

Oct. 28, 2022 – Congratulations to the three Team Duval students selected as winners of the district’s annual 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay contest. They are: Elementary school winner: Tennyson Haas/West Riverside Elementary   Middle school winner: Giannina Quinones/LaVilla School of the Arts High school winner: Sarah Robinson/Riverside High School. Each of the students were […]

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Video – Paxon senior earns award for Alzheimer’s research

Oct. 25, 2022 – Not many high school students can say they’ve worked side by side with scientists, doing Alzheimer’s research in the world-renown Mayo Clinic. But then, there’s Paxon senior Kristi Biswas. “So my grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease,” shares Kristi. “And personally, I had to grow up watching her kind of forget […]

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National assessment shows Duval County Public Schools improves rankings among peer school districts

Oct. 24, 2022 – Amid a global pandemic, Duval County Public Schools improved its national academic ranking in eighth grade math and eighth grade reading while maintaining its top five ranking in fourth grade reading compared to peer school districts across the country.   The district is also in the national top five for fourth […]

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Dozens of Duval schools to receive top dollars for top academic honors

Oct. 21, 2022 – Strong academic performance has delivered a record payday for dozens of schools throughout Duval County Public Schools. In total, 62 district schools  — and eight Duval charter schools — qualified for the Florida Department of Education’s “School Recognition Program” which provides incentives to schools across the state to achieve top levels […]

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