Duval County Public Schools operates 183 schools. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy, and culturally diverse world.
Duval Schools is divided into four clusters: Elementary Turnaround Schools, Elementary Schools, Secondary Turnaround Schools and Secondary Schools. The county covers approximately 918-square miles and is populated by nearly 900,000 residents.
Every student will graduate from Duval County Public Schools with the knowledge and skills to be successful in post-secondary education and/or the workforce.
The Duval County Public School System is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and culturally diverse world.
- The academic success of every student in Duval County is the top priority of the Duval County School Board.
- The Duval County School Board believes that our greatest strength as a school district is the racial, gender, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity of our students and community.
- The achievement gap in Duval County can and must be eliminated.
- All DCPS children can be academically prepared to reach their dreams.
- All DCPS children can learn at grade level.
- Every school in Duval County can be a high-performing organization, both academically and operationally.
- High quality teachers, supported with high quality, on-going professional development, must drive our rigorous, intellectually and artistically challenging curriculum.
- Academic and operational resources can and must be adequately distributed throughout all DCPS schools.
- All schools can be safe learning environments where every student and adult is valued and respected.
These beliefs serve as the foundation upon which the Board will rely to guide all policy decisions and actions.
Facts and Figures about dcps
|Student ethnicity:||Black (44.8%), White (39.4%), Hispanic (8.0%), Asian (4.4%), Multiracial (3.2%) and American Indian (0.2%)|
|Total cost per student per year:||$7,947|
|Graduation rate:||71.2% (new NGA formula)|
|Tests/Examinations:||Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
Preliminary SAT (PSAT)
American College Test (ACT)
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)
College Placement Test (CPT)
Advanced Placement (AP)
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Advanced International Certification of Education (AICE)
Florida Assessment of Instruction in Reading (FAIR)
Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment (CELLA)
|ACT Scores:||Duval County’s average is 18.9, compared to the state’s average of 19.5|
|SAT Scores:||Math: Duval 480, Florida 498
Critical Reading: Duval 478, Florida 496
Writing: Duval 463, Florida 479
|Curriculum:||Duval County Public Schools implements a standards-based reform model for improving instruction and student achievement in all schools. The focus has been to provide instruction based on a rigorous curriculum with high expectations for student work and mastery of standards. Instruction is provided through Readers Workshop, Writers Workshop, and Mathematics Workshop and engages students in their learning. The Academic Programs site provides additional information regarding the Sunshine State Standards, New Standards Performance Standards, curriculum, and performance assessment.|
|Total employees:||14,059 (8,441 teachers).|
*The total number of students fluctuates throughout the year due to transfers in and out of the school system.