Top Rated Elementary Schools in Jacksonville

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Unfortunately, Duval County is not one of the higher-performing school districts in Florida -- in fact, Schooldigger.com ranks Duval County 51st out of 67 Florida counties (as of 2018). Nevertheless, there are many bright spots. For example, Jacksonville is home to four of the nation's top 100 high schools and is also home to a number of high-quality elementary schools.

To keep things balanced, we concentrated on Great Schools and School Digger ratings, which are primarily based on school test scores. While scoring is an important factor in ranking a school, there are many other factors to consider.

We tried to round out the list with schools from a number of areas, rather than consider a large number of schools from a single area because of their high ratings. The list does not include private schools, but it does include Magnet and Charter schools. Unlike traditional schools, Charter schools have no geographical attendance restrictions, although they only provide transportation for specific geographic areas.

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    Bartram Springs Elementary School

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    This PK-5 elementary school received a Great Schools rating of "10." It's a traditional school, serving students in the Southeast corner of Duval County. It enrolls approximately 700 students annually.

    • Type: Traditional
    • Founded: 2009
    • Student to Teacher Ratio: 14.7 to 1
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    John Stockton Elementary School

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    This 530 students K-5 school received a 10-star Great Schools rating and a 5-star School Digger rating -- with both scores being the highest possible. John Stockton Elementary employs 530 full-time teachers. It's a Public Charter school with a concentration in math, science, and technology. Named a "School of Distinction" by Magnet Schools of America.

    Transportation is served through Jacksonville Zone 5: Riverside/Ortega/Avondale/Westside.

    • Type: Magnet
    • Founded: 1956
    • Student to Teacher Ratio: 15.9 to 1
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    Chet's Creek Elementary School

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    Chet's Creek serves Zone 7 for transportation: the Beaches and Intracoastal area. It's a Public Charter school that received a School Digger and Great Schools rating of 10 for the 2010 school year.

    This PK-5 school has approximately 1,300 students and 297 teachers.

    • Type: Charter
    • Student to Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1
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    J. Allen Axson Montessori Academy

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    J. Allen Axson Montessori Academy serves Zone 7 (Beaches and Intracoastal) as well as Zones 2 and 3 (Arlington and Northside). The school had 530 enrolled students for the 2010 academic year. It was Duval County's first public Montessori school, established in August 1991.

    • Type: Magnet
    • Founded: 1991
    • Student to Teacher Ratio: 18.9 to 1
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    Central Riverside Elementary School

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    Central Riverside Elementary is a traditional school serving the Western side of Jacksonville. It received a Great Schools rating of 7 out of 10 and an Education.com rating of 6 out of 10.

    • Type: Traditional
    • Founded: 1916
    • Student to Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1
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    Loretto Elementary School

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    Loretto Elementary is a traditional school serving students in the Mandarin area. It received a Great Schools rating of 9 out of 10 and an Education.com rating of 9 out of 10.

    • Type: Traditional
    • Founded: 1893
    • Student to Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1
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    Hendricks Avenue Elementary School

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    Hendricks Avenue Elementary School received a 9 out of 10 rating from Great Schools and is labeled a Five-Star school by School Digger. Its annual enrollment is approximately 700 students. It serves a portion of the San Marco/Southside area.

    • Type: Traditional
    • Founded: 1942
    • Student to Teacher Ratio: 16.2 to 1
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    Mandarin Oaks Elementary School

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    Mandarin Oaks Elementary school enrolls approximately 1,200 students annually, serving grades PK-5. It serves a portion of Jacksonville's Mandarin area. It received a Great Schools rating of 9 out of 10 and is labeled a Five-Star school by School Digger.

    • Type: Traditional
    • Founded: 1988
    • Student to Teacher Ratio: 14.4 to 1
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    Greenland Pines Elementary School

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    This traditional elementary school opened in 1991 and serves a portion of the Mandarin area. It received a Great Schools rating of 9 out of 10 and is labeled a "Five-Star" school by School Digger. Approximately 900 students were enrolled for the 2010 school year.

    • Type: Traditional
    • Founded: 1991
    • Student to Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1
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    Ortega Elementary School

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    Ortega Elementary School serves the Ortega area just South of Riverside/Avondale. It is a traditional school but includes a Magnet program. It received a Great Schools rating of 7 out of 10. Annual enrollment is about 350 students (K-5)

    • Type: Traditional
    • Founded: 1923
    • Student to Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1