Even though Duval County isn't rated as the top place for schools, there are still some that make it to the top of some lists. The county, on the whole, is rated towards the bottom of the Florida counties for schools, but the bright spots are very bright. Four of the top high schools in the country are found in Jacksonville, along with some very highly rated elementary schools.
Top Jacksonville Elementary Schools
Whether you prefer a charter school or a public school, you can find a top elementary school for your kids in Jacksonville. Here are some of the best choices.
John Stockton Elementary School
With 530 students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade, this is a ten-star school. Both Great Schools and School Digger rated John Stockton Elementary as one of the top schools in the city. This is a public charter school with some of the top test scores in math, technology and science. The student to teacher ratio is 15.9 to 1 and the school was founded in 1956.
Central Riverside Elementary School
A traditional elementary school founded in 1916, this school provides a student to teacher ratio of 16 to 1. It's found in the western part of the city and provides one of the better choices in the area.
Bartram Springs Elementary School
Serving pre-kindergarten to fifth grade, this school provides a 14.7 to 1 student to teacher ratio. It's a newer, traditional public school and was founded in 2009. About 700 students attend this school and it serves the southeastern part of Duval County.
Chet's Creek Elementary
A charter school serving the Beaches and Intracoastal area of Jacksonville, Chet's Creek was given a perfect rating by Great Schools and School Digger. They provide a student to teacher ratio of 16 to 1 with nearly 1,300 students.
Other good elementary schools found throughout Jacksonville include:
J. Allen Axson Montessori Academy
Hendricks Avenue Elementary School
Loretto Elementary School
Mandarin Oaks Elementary School
If you're relocating your family to the Jacksonville area, any of the above schools will provide a great education for your children.