All students are assigned a neighborhood school based on their home address. Determine your child(ren)’s zoned area school by entering your home address in the School Locator or by contacting the Pupil Assignment Office at 904-390-2144. To visit a school website, please choose a school through the "Select A School" button at the top right on every web page.
School Registration Requirements
State law requires all children ages 6-16 to attend school. All registrants must provide valid documentation to include: proof of birth age, Florida certification of immunization or exemption, record of physical examination, and proof of residency. A kindergarten student must be five years old on or before September 1st. First grade students must have successfully completed kindergarten and be six years old on or before September 1st. Visit the Registration page for more information about required documentation.
School Transfers & Choice/Magnet Applications
Transfers and applying to other schools are based on a variety of factors including space availability, random selection, and adhering to the Choice and Magnet School application process. For detailed information, contact Pupil Assignment at 904-3902144 and the School Choice Office 904-390-2082.
All Duval County Public School students must meet the requirements for Florida certification of immunization, or possess certification of exemption for medical or religious reasons. Various vaccinations are required for specific grade levels. For a complete listing, click on immunizations, contact your child's school, physician or the Duval County Health Department's Immunization Center at 904-253-1420.
Exceptional Education & Student Services
The district provides educational opportunities to students who are physically handicapped, mentally handicapped, sensory impaired, emotionally disabled, as well as, gifted. Currently, Duval County serves nearly 24,000 exceptional students. Parents interested in more information about special education services should contact the Exceptional Education & Student Services Office at 904-390-2071.
Community Education Programs
Duval County has long been recognized as a leader throughout the state for its innovative community education programs. These programs include: extended day services at 83 elementary schools, "Team Up" after-school activities at all middle and some elementary schools, "Graduation Initiative" at all high schools, summer camps, and evening classes in a variety of fun and educational topics. To learn more about these programs, contact the Community Education Department at 904-858-6080.
Again for 2017-2018 – all traditional elementary and Middle schools are now Choice Schools. This means that these schools will offer one or more “special programs” designed to attract students to the school.
CHOICE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MAY 15, 2017
The teachers and administrators of Duval County Public Schools work hard to provide outstanding educational opportunities for students in all schools. However, sometimes parents and students seek opportunities at a public school other than the one in the student’s attendance area. That’s why Duval County Public School Choice was created. It offers options for students to transfer from their assigned schools to different ones.
This option is available to a student who wishes to attend a school other than the one in his or her attendance area. Transfers are made through application only during the Choice Option period and are determined by lottery based on space availability. Transportation to the new school is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
Applications that are received after the deadline are filed according to the date they are received. If space becomes available in the requested school, parents will be notified during the summer. Students on waiting lists are placed before late applications.