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Old 06-12-2008, 04:10 PM
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Default Jacksonville High Schools

Someone posted a question about which Middle and Elementary schools to stay away from in the Jacksonville area. Which high schools would you suggest a new resident stay away from?

Anderson, Douglas School of the Arts
First Coast
Fletcher, Duncan
Forrest, Nathan B.
Jackson, Andrew
Lee, Robert E.
Parker, Terry
Paxon School For Advanced Studies
Peterson, Frank H. Academies of Technology
Raines, William M.
Randolph, A. Philip Academies of Technology
Ribault, Jean
Stanton College Preparatory School
White, Edward H.
Wolfson, Samuel W.
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:33 PM
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I placed the ones I consider to be poor in bold, I am not sure of all of them and this is just my opinion.

You can always get the facts here: Duval County Public Schools: Teaching. Learning. Achieving.

Last edited by apanda; 06-12-2008 at 04:33 PM.. Reason: Forgot one!
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:15 AM
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I thiunk it would be easier to tell you which high schools you should look into and avoid the others. If I had it to do again I would INSIST that all my children attend either Stanton, Paxon or Douglas Anderson. However, these are magnet schools and for Paxon and Stanton you have to be an academic star and either gain entry by the lottery system or by being accepted into the International Baccalaureate program. Douglas Anderson, (DA), is the arts magnet school and the students audition for entry. DA is known now only for it's fantastic atrs program, but also for its academic excellence as well. Good luck.
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:07 AM
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If you want your child to have an super artistic experence, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts is the best in the SE USA
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:35 PM
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You need to add Darnell-Cookman to this list. Next year Darnell is adding a ninth grade class.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:12 PM
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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The school grades came out not that long ago, I actually think there's a post about them. Almost every hs in duval failed D/F. The one's that didn't were Stanton (A), Paxon (A), Douglas Anderson (A), Mandarin (B), Wolfson (C) and Fletcher (A). That's 6 out of 21, and the first 3 are for the most part hard to get into, as they're selective high schools. Darnell-Cookman isn't listed (though it was an A middle school this year), but it is also selective.
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