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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 56th out of 67 Florida counties. 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 transportion for specific geographic areas.

1. Bartram Springs Elementary School

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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2. John Stockton Elementary School

This 530 student 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 Disctinction" 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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3. Chet's Creek Elementary School

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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4. J. Allen Axson Montessori Academy

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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5. Central Riverside Elementary School

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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6. Loretto Elementary School

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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7. Hendricks Avenue Elementary School

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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8. Mandarin Oaks Elementary School

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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9. Greenland Pines Elementary School

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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10. Ortega Elementary School

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

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