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
Duval Schools is divided into four clusters:
Elementary Turnaround Schools,
Secondary Turnaround Schools and
Secondary Schools. The county covers
approximately 918-square miles and is populated by
nearly 900,000 residents.
DCPS has its
accreditation and a comprehensive
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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
- The academic success of every student in Duval
County is the top priority of the Duval County
- 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
- 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
- High quality teachers, supported with high
quality, on-going professional development, must
drive our rigorous, intellectually and artistically
- Academic and operational resources can and must
be adequately distributed throughout all DCPS
- All schools can be safe learning environments
where every student and adult is valued and
These beliefs serve as the foundation
upon which the Board will rely to guide all policy
decisions and actions.
Facts and Figures about dcps
White (39.4%), Hispanic (8.0%), Asian (4.4%), Multiracial (3.2%) and American Indian
cost per student per year:
67.7% (Federal Formula)
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)
Duval County's average is 18.9, compared to the state's
average of 19.5
Math: Duval 480, Florida 498
Critical Reading: Duval 478, Florida 496
Writing: Duval 463, Florida 479
||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.
14,059 (8,441 teachers).
*The total number of students
fluctuates throughout the year due to transfers in and
out of the school system.