The rankings are calculated by a number of statistics, including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and public school district ratings (Niche.com). Holding the #1 spot out of 68 other school districts is clearly impressive, and it is safe to say the group effort has paid off. Former Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner expressed his views on the district’s success:
“It is important to note that the criteria used to determine school grades was raised this year and yet our high schools continued to excel. I attribute this success to the higher standards, very high expectations, outstanding teachers, dedicated school leaders, and district support. Most importantly, we have very focused and dedicated students with strong parent support” (St. Johns County School District Media Release 2014).
When browsing for a new home, there are a number of factors to take into account than just the house. Take into consideration the various other perks go along with being the best…
Quality of teachers
St. Johns County attracts the best educators in the state. High ranking schools = high caliber teachers.
Peace of Mind
Any nervousness regarding your child’s college readiness can transform into certainty at a St. Johns County school, with the highest-ranking college preparedness in the state.
Strong parental support
The culture of success and the importance placed on education is a consistent value found throughout St. Johns County. Why settle for anything less than the state’s best? Choose Ponte Vedra Beach as your new home and bask in the benefits of living in the highest-ranking school district in Florida.