Category: Achievement

27 Duval County Public Schools students are named 2024 National Merit Scholars

Oct. 4, 2023 – Congratulations to the 27 Duval County Public Schools seniors who have been named Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. These talented students – representing Atlantic Coast, Douglas Anderson, Mandarin, Paxon, Stanton, and Wolfson high schools – will now have the opportunity to compete for 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth […]

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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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