Category: Achievement

Thirty schools achieve “School of Excellence” designation

Jan. 12, 2022 – Team Duval is recognizing 30 schools across the district for achieving a “School of Excellence” designation in the 2020-21 school year. “School of Excellence” status is awarded by the Florida State Board of Education and honors schools that rank in the 80th percentile for school grade calculations for at least two […]

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Duval County Public Schools logo. Photo of each finalist accompanied by their last name.

Finalists for the 2022 Vystar Teacher of the Year announced

The release below is from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund and is being republished with their permission. Contact Amy Henderson at [email protected] or visit www.jaxpef.org for more information. Dec. 3, 2021 –The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is proud to announce the top five finalists for the 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year. The […]

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More than 175 teachers selected as nominees for 2022 Vystar Teacher of the Year

The release below is from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund and is being republished with their permission Oct. 15, 2021 — The Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is proud to announce the Teachers of the Year in public schools across Duval County, after principals nominated more than 175 outstanding educators for the district’s top teaching […]

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24 students representing five DCPS schools selected as 2022 National Merit Semifinalists

Sept. 16, 2021 – Congratulations to the 24 Duval County Public Schools students — representing Douglas Anderson, Fletcher, Mandarin, Stanton, and Wolfson high schools — who are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists selected for the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically gifted high school seniors will now have an opportunity to compete for about […]

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“They now have ownership in their education” – First-ever African American History Writing Institute ends with student presentations

July 6, 2021 – The first-ever African American History Writing Institute has come to an end, but students and staff say their work will go on. Duval County Public Schools hosted the 3-week institute for high school students this summer. Students spent time gaining firsthand knowledge about key historical figures, places and events in Jacksonville’s […]

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