Category: District

Impact your child’s learning by completing the 2022 Federal Impact Aid survey

Nov. 21, 2022 – A form that takes five minutes to fill out can generate thousands of dollars for textbooks, hiring staff and educators, and maintaining schools. It’s the 2022 Federal Impact Aid form, and all parents who have children enrolled in district schools are invited to complete it. What is the 2022 Federal Impact Aid […]

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Helping students become better readers from home

Nov. 18, 2022 – Educators say it’s no different than riding a bike, playing basketball, or mastering a new skill. “The more you do it, the more you practice, the better you get,” says Alicia Henderson, a Secondary Reading Curriculum and Instructional Specialist with the district. Henderson is speaking to the importance of students making […]

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Aerial view of Rutledge Pearson new building construction site

New schools emerging throughout Jacksonville thanks to half penny

Nov. 14, 2022 – With active construction underway on one full school replacement and design reveals held for three other full school replacements and one brand new school, the district is passing many milestones in its 15-year master facilities plan. These projects are funded by the half-penny sales tax approved by voters in 2020. Besides […]

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District awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to support STEM programs

Nov. 2, 2022 – STEM education is getting a big boost in Duval County Public Schools with more than $2.5 million in grants being awarded to support instruction in robotics, flight simulation, engineering, cybersecurity, coding, and more. The grants – two in total – will augment STEM education in select schools throughout the district at […]

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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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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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Riverside High School celebrates installation of new artificial turf field

October 18, 2022 – Alumni, staff, students, and district leadership recently celebrated the unveiling of Riverside High School’s new artificial turf field.  The Generals are the first Duval County Public School to have their field upgraded to an AstroTurf playing surface. The installation project has been in the works for several years. The new field […]

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