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 regions and
exceptional student centers,
alternative schools, and
charter 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 is inspired and prepared for success in college
or a career, and life.
To provide educational excellence in every school, in every
classroom, for every student, every day.
We expect the highest standards throughout our
organization from the School Board and
Superintendent to the student.
We foster positive relationships based on mutual
respect, transparency, honesty, and the consistent
demonstration of actions.
Innovation - We create dynamic
systems and processes that solve problems and
- Equity - We promote an environment that ensures equal
opportunity, honors differences, and values
- We are a community of individuals who share a
collective responsibility to achieve our common
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.