Schools

Florida Remains on Top for Advanced Placement Participation and Performance

Posted on by Lisa Barton

As many of you know, I take a keen interest in our schools here in St. Johns County and in Ponte Vedra in particular. Buyers moving to Florida are drawn to our area by our excellent schools and by the opportunities they offer. We are fortunate that year-over-year, our school district in St John’s County continues to get the highest ratings, and that we are one of the outstanding school systems in all of Florida.

One little noted fact is that Florida remains on top for advanced placement participation and performance. For those of you with high school students you have most likely noted how many more Advanced Placement courses are currently offered, and how important AP participation is in the selection process for competitive college admissions. To this point, the Florida Department of Education recently released a statement in which they note that over the last decade, the number of Florida graduates participating in AP more than doubled, increasing from 40,276 students in 2005 to 86,400 students in 2015, and increase of 115 percent.

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Ponte Vedra and Nocatee Schools Maintain All A Ratings in 2015

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Many homebuyers relocating to Ponte Vedra Beach and Nocatee do so because of the excellent public and private school systems. Preliminary school grades released by the Florida Department of Education this month show that all schools in Ponte Vedra Beach and Nocatee retained their “A” ratings for the 2014-2015 school year. In addition, St John’s County school district overall maintained its high ranking as one of the top performing districts in the state. Fourteen elementary schools, five middle schools and all of the high schools received a grade of “A” this year. Click here to see the recent report.

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New School Coming to Nocatee

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Nocatee is now the third fastest growing community in the United States! With all those new families moving to the Ponte Vedra area, there is a huge demand for a new school. In 2014 Valley Ridge Academy, also a K-8 school, opened and was at capacity the first year. The new Nocatee school site has not been determined, but should be announced sometime this spring. 

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