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a few facts and figures about duval county public schools


Duval County Public Schools is divided into four clusters: two elementary clusters, one high school cluster, and one Superintendent's Standard Bearer and Acceleration Schools cluster. The county covers approximately 840-square miles and is populated by nearly 800,000 residents.

Total students:   124,945*
Student ethnicity: White (43.6%), Black (42.7%), Hispanic (6.2%), Asian (3.6%), and Other (4.0%)
Total cost per student per year:   $8,270***
Citizen's Guide to the Duval County Public Schools 2006-2007 Adopted Budget
Graduation rate: 60.5%***
Dropout rate: 6.6% ***
% of seniors planning to attend college**: 37.8% plan to attend full-time
58.8% plan to attend part-time
Tests/Examinations: Scholastic Assessment Test, American College Test, and the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
ACT Scores: Duval County's average is 19.5, compared to the state's average of 20.3
SAT Scores: Math: Duval 492, Florida 496
Critical Reading: Duval 498, Florida 496
Curriculum: Duval County Public Schools implements a standards-based reform model for improving instruction and student achievement in all schools. The focus has been to provide instruction based on a rigorous curriculum with high expectations for student work and mastery of standards. Instruction is provided through Readers Workshop, Writers Workshop, and Mathematics Workshop and engages students in their learning. The Academic Programs site provides additional information regarding the Sunshine State Standards, New Standards Performance Standards, curriculum, and performance assessment.
Total employees: 14,425 (8,744 teachers).

* This figure is approximate. The total number of students fluctuates throughout the year due to transfers in and out of the school system. **Figures are based upon student responses to the 2004 Senior Plans Survey.  ***Figures are based upon 2005-2006 school year.

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