Excellent School System in St Johns County

There are so many reasons to buy a home in St Augustine, Florida and Education from kindergarten to high school graduation is first on the list for many home owners. One of the major considerations for buyers with children is the school system.

ImageAs a Realtor I often hear: how would you rate the schools around here, or, I need to find a home in a good school district so my children will get a good education.  The answer to those important questions when considering a home in St Johns County makes my job very easy. The schools here are excellent and many have an A rating and are #1 in the State! The graduation rate here continues to grow, and in 2011 it was 93.3% well above the state average which is 81.2%, these numbers come directly from the Florida Department of Education. Our dropout rate here in the county is also decreasing from .9% to .8%; and the state dropout average is higher at 1.9% for 2010-2011. More information and points of interest can be found at the St Johns County School District web site, http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/

You can even find out in which school zone the home you’re interested in buying is located, just type in the address on the School Attendance Zones Locator web site, http://www.gis.bocc.co.st-johns.fl.us/schoolaz2/  This web site is a magnificent convenience and will give you the results for Elementary, Middle and High School, pertaining to that specific address. Along with this information, each school is hyper-linked and will take you directly to their website. With this easily assessable knowledge you will be well informed and confidently prepared before you sign that purchase and sale agreement.

In 2011, St. Johns County was First in overall ranking out of 67 counties on the FCAT. Our county was recognized for being in the top 16% of our nation in “what parents want in public schools.”  Our school district even received the award for, Energy Star Top Performer and Leader, from the EPA for energy savings; this was the second year in a row and the only district in Florida to win.

We are proud to be home for the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in operation since 1885, a tuition free, state supported public school; this is the largest school of its type in the United States and serves pre-school thru 12th grades. To find more information about this outstanding school with a boarding program, visit their website at http://www.fsdb.k12.fl.us/

The mission statement for the school district is “The St. Johns County School District will inspire good character and a passion for lifelong learning in all students, creating educated and caring contributors to the world.”

Take advantage of all St. Augustine Florida has to offer, our great school system, it’s beautiful beaches, historic downtown, and a variety of activities like horseback riding, fishing and jet skiing, to name a few. There are so many things to see and do here in St Johns County; after school of course!

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