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Jacksonville Beach Elementary Wins Blue Ribbon Recognition

U.S. Department of Education
Jacksonville Beach Elementary School wins Blue Ribbon recognition for exemplary academic performance.

Jacksonville Beach Elementary School is a Blue Ribbon School for the third time, becoming recognized Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education for exemplary high performance.

Jacksonville Beach Elementary is a magnetschool for “academically talented” students with seats being awarded through a lottery. The school has been ranked the highest for K-5 education in the Duval County School District for over a decade.

According to the school’s submission, about 50% of Jacksonville Beach Elementary’s 600 students attended school virtually during the previous school year while the other half had face-to-face instruction.

Despite that, the school maintained top scores in mathematics and English/language arts.

Jacksonville Beach Elementary became a nationally certified magnet school this past spring.

Raymon Troncoso can be reached at, 904-358-6319 or on Twitter at @RayTroncoso.

Reporter Raymon Troncoso joined WJCT News in June of 2021 after concluding his fellowship with Report For America, where he was embedded with Capitol News Illinois covering Illinois state government with a focus on policy and equity. You can reach him at (904) 358-6319 or and follow him on Twitter @RayTroncoso.