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Duval County Continues to Increase Graduation Rate

Duval County Continues to Increase Graduation Rate

 

Florida Education Commissioner Robinson recently announced that Duval County's graduation rate rose 4.6 percentage points to 71.2 percent. Meanwhile, Duval County’s high school dropout rate was 2.3%.

Duval County Public Schools Holiday Calendar

In observance of the upcoming holidays, all Duval County public schools will be closed Wednesday, November 23 through Monday, November 28. Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) administration offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.

Fundraisers to Save Our Sports Scheduled This Weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - This weekend marks a huge push in the fight to "Save Our Sports" in Duval County Schools.

Slow pitch softball, wrestling, lacrosse and boys and girls soccer are the final programs that still need to raise money to save their seasons this school year.

County Athletic Director Jon Fox said earlier this week that those programs needed $20,000 to $25,000 more to survive.

Tonight, lacrosse boosters will hold their first fundraiser.  The event, called Keep Lax in Jax, is a dinner and silent auction.  The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Fireman's Union Hall. 

Saturday, a motorcycle ride will raise money for wrestling programs in Duval County.  The event will begin at Sandalwood High School at 11:00 a.m. and bikers will ride to Terry Parker High School.

Junior varsity soccer supporters will hold a benefit soccer tournament Sunday.

Save Duval Sports Fundraisers: Keep Lax in Jax

High schools will be kicking off October with fundraisers to save their sports programs.

Lighthouse Lacrosse will be hosting its First Annual Keep Lax in Jax Benefit Dinner to help save lacrosse. The event will begin with a Silent Auction that starts at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. For more information or to RSVP by Oct. 1, please visit www.LighthouseLacrosse.org.

Duval County Public Schools Receives Grant to Assist Recently-Arrived Immigrant Children

Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $505,014.83 from the Florida Department of Education to assist recently-arrived immigrant children and youth in grades K-12.

These funds will be used to provide supplemental high quality instruction to assist these students' transition into American society and to meet the same challenging state academic content and academic achievement that all students are expected to meet.

Duval County Public Schools Conducts Fundraiser with Moe’s Southwest Grill for J.V. Soccer

Duval County Public Schools Conducts Fundraiser with Moe’s Southwest Grill for J.V. Soccer

Several Duval County Public Schools’ high school coaches will conduct a fundraiser in conjunction with Moe’s Southwest Grill to raise money for J.V. soccer. The fundraiser will take place on Monday, September 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the four participating locations listed below.

Moe’s Southwest Grill will donate a percentage of their net sales earned on this day between the specified hours to help keep J.V. soccer in Duval County public schools for the 2011-12 school year.