Schools

Fishweir Elementary School Drops to a C

According to the 2011 Florida School Grades Accountability Report released today by the Florida Department of Education, Fishweir Elementary School drops from being a B school in 2010 to a C in 2011.

Fishweir Elementary School received an A in 2009 and a B in 2008.

Duval County Public Schools remains a “B” district for the fourth year in a row, and 85 percent of Duval County public schools made a satisfactory grade or higher, some schools seeing large improvements.

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Cedar Hills Elementary School Drops to a D

According to the 2011 Florida School Grades Accountability Report released today by the Florida Department of Education, Cedar Hills Elementary School drops from being an A school in 2010 to D in 2011.

Cedar Hills Elementary School received an A in 2009 and a C in 2008.

Duval County Public Schools remains a “B” district for the fourth year in a row, and 85 percent of Duval County public schools made a satisfactory grade or higher, some schools seeing large improvements.

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Ortega Elementary School Becomes an A School

According to the 2011 Florida School Grades Accountability Report released today by the Florida Department of Education, Ortega Elementary School rises from a B in 2010 to an A in 2011.

Ortega Elementary School received a A in 2009 and a B in 2008.

Duval County Public Schools remains a “B” district for the fourth year in a row, and 85 percent of Duval County public schools made a satisfactory grade or higher, some schools seeing large improvements.

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Local Bus Company Offers Transportation Option for Magnet Students

Local Bus Company Offers Transportation Option for Magnet Students

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Duval County magnet school students now have another option to help them get to school.

Student Transportation of America (STA) is starting a pilot program to help those kids affected by the school board's recent decision to cut transportation for the more than 5,000 students attending these schools in an effort to balance the school system's budget.

It's not a stretch for STA, since it already provides busing services for parts of Duval County.

"After several groups of parents contacted us, we immediately started developing a program where we could provide direct service for interested parents," said Chris Ingold, Operations Manager at STA's Jacksonville, Florida location.  "It is unfortunate that the district's budget issues have forced them into this situation, but we are working to provide a service that is safe, practical, and affordable."

TODAY: Save Our Sports in Duval County Telethon

TODAY: Save Our Sports in Duval County Telethon

The Save Our Sports In Duval County Campaign is designed to raise the funds needed to re-implement the high school sports that have been cut due to budget constraints by the Duval County Public School (DCPS) system for the next school year.

On June 29, Sports Talk Radio 1010XL in partnership with DCPS, and several local sports organizations will be holding a telethon to solicit donations to save the twelve high school sports that have been cut - boys and girls junior varsity soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls golf, wrestling, and slow pitch softball. 

If you'd like to donate, please call (904) 647-5418

‘Save Jax High School Tennis’ Fundraiser Features Clinics and Pros

‘Save Jax High School Tennis’ Fundraiser Features Clinics and Pros

A full day of tennis play and exhibitions are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at the San Jose Country Club when Jacksonville-area former touring ATP pros Brian Gottfried, Todd Martin and MaliVai Washington and Amer Delic, a Wolfson High School tennis standout and current touring ATP pro, donate their time in a fundraising effort to “Save Jax High School Tennis.”

Save Our Sports in Duval County Telethon

The Save Our Sports In Duval County Campaign is designed to raise the funds needed to re-implement the high school sports that have been cut due to budget constraints by the Duval County Public School (DCPS) system for the next school year.