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February 2016

School Grades 2015

School grades released today show that the St. Johns County School District has maintained its ranking as one of the top performing districts in the state.  St. Johns County had 28 “A” schools, four “B” schools, and two “C” schools.

Fourteen elementary schools, five middle schools and all of the district’s K-8 academies and high schools received a grade of “A” this year.

“These grades reflect a baseline for the Florida Standards Assessment and are a partial measure of school accountability,” said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner. “Even though these grades are an incomplete representation of the success of our schools, I am very proud of the performance of our children. This has been a strategic effort to implement the new and more rigorous standards and it is gratifying to see such positive results.”

The elementary schools receiving an “A” are Cunningham Creek Elementary, Durbin Creek Elementary, W.D. Hartley Elementary, Hickory Creek Elementary, R.B. Hunt Elementary, Julington Creek Elementary, Ketterlinus Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, Ocean Palms Elementary, Otis A. Mason Elementary, Palencia Elementary, PVPV/Rawlings Elementary, Timberlin Creek Elementary and Wards Creek Elementary. The middle schools with an “A” are Fruit Cove Middle, Alice B. Landrum Middle, Pacetti Bay Middle, R.J. Murray Middle and Switzerland Point Middle. Liberty Pines, Patriot Oaks and Valley Ridge academies received an “A” as did Allen D. Nease, Bartram Trail, Creekside, Pedro Menendez, Ponte Vedra, and St. Augustine high schools.

Osceola Elementary, South Woods Elementary, Gamble Rogers Middle and Sebastian Middle schools received a “B” this year. Crookshank Elementary School and The Webster School received a “C” this year.

The district also has three charter schools which received grades. St. Augustine Public Montessori received a “B”, The Academy of Business and Leadership Education (ABLE) received a “B” and St. Paul School of Excellence received an “F”. Additional detail and information can be found at http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org.

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Early Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

The St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) will hold early registration for children entering kindergarten on the below dates and times.

Tuesday, February 2       9 a.m. – 1 p.m.                  Friday, April 8     9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, March 10        1 – 5 p.m.                         Monday, May 9    1 – 5 p.m.

To be eligible for public kindergarten in St. Johns County, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1 and must reside in St. Johns County. To register for first grade, children must be 6 years old on or before September 1 and have documentation of successful completion of kindergarten. Parents must register children at the school where they are zoned for the 2016-2017 school year. To find your school, enter your street address on the Attendance Zone Locator at www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/zoning/.

Requirements for registration:

  • Birth certificate
  • Documentation of a health examination performed within one year of enrollment
  • Proof of completed required immunizations on Form DH680
  • Proof of residence per the Residency and Guardianship Policy located at www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/student/residency/

Parents are encouraged to register early so that schools can adequately prepare for the new school year. Contact the Student Services Department at 547-7598 for additional information on registration and zoning.

Voluntary Pre-kindergarten (VPK) early registration will also take place at select schools on the above dates and times. Children entering the VPK program must be 4 years old on or before September 1. The St. Johns County School District VPK offers a high-quality early childhood education program with small class sizes and degreed teachers with certification in disabilities.

VPK is available at John A. Crookshank, Cunningham Creek, Durbin Creek, Ketterlinus, Otis Mason, Mill Creek, Ocean Palms, Osceola, PVPV/Rawlings, South Woods, Timberlin Creek and Wards Creek elementary schools as well as The Webster School and Valley Ridge Academy.

The SJCSD Head Start Program will begin taking applications for the 2016-2017 school year on Wednesday, February 3 at the Head Start Office located at 102 Martin Luther King Ave. in St. Augustine.

For additional information on VPK or Head Start, please contact Early Childhood Services at 547-8965.

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