3 Great Public Schools in Jacksonville, FL

Kids running in halls of school

Balmy breezes, sandy beaches, superb shopping, notable dining and the nation’s largest urban park system… There’s a lot to love about living in Jacksonville, Florida. But for families with school-aged children (and even folks just thinking about resale), education is typically at the top of the new home wish list.

The good news is there are many top-notch schools in and around The River City. Here, we’ve identified three great public schools in Jacksonville that earned top marks from GreatSchools.org, the “leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children.”

Great.Schools.org rates each school according to test results in reading, writing, science and math, and the following institutions received a coveted 10 out of 10 score. Perhaps best of all, they’re conveniently located near exciting amenities and our exceptional new home communities!

Liberty Pines Academy

Located in sought-after St. Johns, this noteworthy school serves approximately 1,350 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Part of the acclaimed St. Johns County School District, Liberty Pines Academy boasts above-average student proficiency rates on statewide standardized tests.

Liberty Pines Academy is located near Glen St. Johns, which offers inspired ranch and two-story floor plans from the upper $200s.

Pacetti Bay Middle School

Serving approximately 1,100 students, Pacetti Bay Middle School in St. Augustine is “an International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program school.” As such, it offers student-focused curriculum with an emphasis on “authentic, real-world assessments and learning experiences” and community service as well as mandatory participation in language and the arts.

Pacetti Bay Middle School is located near Park Place and Gran Lake, priced from the mid $200s and upper $200s, respectively.

Ponte Vedra High School

Home to approximately 1,570 students, Ponte Vedra High School is celebrated for its strong academics and abundant extracurricular opportunities. In 2016, the school had an impressive 73 percent Advanced Placement® (AP®) participation rate and was recognized as one of the best high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Ponte Vedra High School is located near Sanctuary Estates, an exclusive community of 11 homesites, priced from the mid $500s.