Middle Schools

1701 North Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209, United States

Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School, the School of the Medical Arts, provides high performing students an advanced academic curriculum with an overview of the professional medical fields by equipping them with the academic skills and experiences to support their future success in college as an undergraduate who intends to pursue advanced degrees.

The curriculum of our program is college preparatory. Our students are expected to develop a personal vision and plan for a four-year college/university degree with the intent to pursue an advanced degree. The curriculum is advanced, honors and Advanced Placement based. Students at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School will work closely with faculty members, their peers, and community partners to create an environment that supports creative and independent thinkers through the exploration of real-world connections in the fields of medical practice and is fully grounded in the liberal arts. Students will be prepared for their undergraduate college or university study in any chosen field.

2600 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233, United States

Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School is proud to be the recipient of the Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant, which supports our Coastal Sciences magnet program. Our school uses its proximity to Northeast Florida’s main waterways, as well as partnerships with Mayport Naval Station, Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the professional maritime community, to provide students with an unique opportunity to study and understand the importance of our local coastal ecosystems.

137 Cleveland St. Jacksonville, FL 32209-6414

John E. Ford is a magnet montessori school. The Main Premises of Montessori Education are:
Children are to be respected as different from adults and as individuals who differ from each other.
The child possesses an unusual sensitivity and intellectual ability to absorb and learn from his environment that is unlike those of the adult both in quality and capacity.
The most important years of a child’s growth are the first six years of life when unconscious learning is gradually brought to the conscious level.
The child has a deep love and need for purposeful work. He works, however, not as an adult for completion of a job, but the sake of an activity itself. It is this activity, which enables him to accomplish his most important goal: the development of himself, his mental physical and psychological powers.

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291 Mill Street West Baldwin, FL 32234

Mission: Baldwin Middle-Senior High School is dedicated to providing high-quality educational opportunities for all students. Students are engaged in learning across the curriculum and every child is expected to graduate on time with a career choice in mind. We are preparing a well-rounded, literate, character-filled cohort of American Citizens who have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and diverse population.

Vision: All students at Baldwin Middle-Senior High School will graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in their post-secondary education and the workforce.

AP Capstone (9-12)

Digital Communication Magnet (6-12)

Dual Enrollment (9-12)

Aeronautical Robotics Academy (7-11)

900 Acorn Street Jacksonville, FL 32209

As one of the newest magnet programs, the Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Eugene J. Butler offers single-gender classroom experiences to its students beginning in 2015 – 2016. The school is divided into two academies, boys and girls, both with its own set of administrators to provide maximum support to students. We believe that all students are gifted and talented. Our methodology is grounded in training young men to discover their strengths and to overcome challenges. By doing this, young men accept and achieve their greatness. The Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Eugene J. Butler will continue to strive in building a community where a world-class education is valued and treasured. Every student will be prepared for success in college and or a career as well as to be honorable productive citizens.

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900 Acorn St Jacksonville, FL 32209

The Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Eugene J. Butler is the first all-girl school in Duval County to focus on the use of single gender strategies to enhance the academic skills of young ladies. The purpose of the Leadership Academy is to provide 6th-8th grade girls with a nurturing learning environment that meets their specific academic needs while molding them into future leaders.

3787 University Club Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32277

Fort Caroline Middle is dedicated in its quest to offer students a challenging academic and technology oriented curriculum that will enhance global consciousness, developing skills for the 21st century workforce.

Young men from grades 6 – 12 will participate in various cultural and educational experiences such as visits to college campuses, etiquette workshops, and job and career building trainings. Students will also serve as ambassadors for the program and the school district throughout the City of Jacksonville.

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary school through postsecondary that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. It’s primary focus is to prepare students in the academic middle for four year college eligibility and completion.

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is based on holistic learning that emphasizes the connections among a variety of disciplines. Here, students are encouraged to inquire and reflect, expressing themselves through the areas of interaction: community and service, environments, health and social education, human ingenuity and approaches to learning.

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10913 Pine Estates Road Jacksonville, FL 32218
(904) 696-8782

Highlands Middle School’s Digital Media program is designed to prepare students for future endeavors that are aimed at developing their interest in Technology and Science careers by interactive learning experiences through hands-on experimentation in the STEM lab; up-to-date computer training; and Science related field trips.

3276 Norman E. Thagard Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32254

James Weldon Johnson is a dedicated magnet school offering two tracks:
Academically Talented
When filling out a magnet application, you must select only one of these tracks. If you apply for both your application may be rejected by the magnet office. You can only apply for the gifted track if your student has been certified as gifted by DCPS, otherwise you must apply for the academically talented track. Both tracks have similar curricula and course progressions, because JWJ only offers advanced courses. Students at JWJ must maintain a 2.0 GPA in either program to keep their magnet seat, and must pass all classes, including electives, to be promoted.

3610 Ribault Scenic Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32208, United States
(904) 924-3167

Welcome to Jean Ribault Middle School – home of the Mighty Colts.

We are proud to be an EARLY HIGH SCHOOL Magnet Program where students can earn high school credits in middle school. We are also an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Middle School, which means that we promote college readiness through the use of learning or instructional strategies.

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1819 Thacker Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32207

Our vision at Julia Landon College Preparatory and Leadership Development School is to create college bound students with a deep commitment to public service and a true understanding of their leadership skills within the global community.

2034 Hubbard Street Jacksonville, FL 32206

Students in our gifted program are challenged daily with accelerated gifted curriculum. Our gifted 7th grade math students are currently working with interactive learning programs such as http://www.algebranation.com/ This curriculum prepares them for the rigors of specialized high school programs at our magnet or neighborhood high schools. Our gifted students (and many of our academically talented students participate in the accelerated math program, which if completed successfully will give them credit in high school Algebra I Honors, and high School Geometry Honors. We also offer Physical Science Honors(9th Grade) to our gifted and talented 8th grade students.
Talented and gifted students that complete this course of study with a at least successful completion of Algebra I will have program continuity to Paxon, Stanton, Darnell Cookman or Robert E. Lee High Schools.

2519 Bayview Road Jacksonville, FL 32210

Lake Shore Middle School is proud to be an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Progamme. We believe in providing a rigorous and relevant education to Every Student, Every Day.

501 North Davis Street Jacksonville, FL 32202

LaVilla School of the Arts is a public magnet school in Duval County, Florida dedicated to serving students in grades 6-8 with a passion for the arts. We are an “A” school that combines a strong academic foundation with focused study in creative writing, dance, video production, music, performance, and visual arts.

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1424 Franklin Street Jacksonville, FL 32206

Matthew Gilbert is a magnet school with a focus on career exploration. It is our expectation to provide as many opportunities as possible for the students to be exposed to as many different types of careers as available. In addition to talking about and encouraging the search of careers, Matthew Gilbert provides a Career Fair through out the year to show students the variety of professions out in the real world.

2600 Mayport Road Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School is proud to be the recipient of the Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant, which supports our Coastal Sciences magnet program. Our school uses its proximity to Northeast Florida’s main waterways, as well as partnerships with Mayport Naval Station, Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the professional maritime community, to provide students with an unique opportunity to study and understand the importance of our local coastal ecosystems.

4072 Sunbeam Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257, United States

San Jose Schools is a tuition-free, public charter school group that offers an abundance of school choice to fit every family’s needs. Students graduate career and college ready.

Mandarin, grades K-12 on a single campus: Visit San Jose Primary to see grades K-5 experience hands-on, Authentic Learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Next, discover why San Jose Prep students have demonstrated a 100-percent graduation rate for the past three consecutive years. San Jose Prep, for grades 6-12, specializes in Early College and Career Academies, including Early Childhood Education, Information Technology and Culinary Arts. This single-campus delivery model offers a small-school environment with large-school opportunities. Favorites include interactive LEGO education, a growing sports program, an award-winning theater department and a competitive robotics team.

Westside, new campus launches in 2022: San Jose Early College at Cecil will serve grades 9-12 on Jacksonville’s Westside. Ground breaks before the end of 2021 for this state-of-the-art, career-centered high school that will be located on the FSCJ Cecil Center property. San Jose Early College at Cecil will offer Career Academies in Aviation, Financial Technology, Information Technology and Culinary Arts, along with dual enrollment for college success.

Online learning from home: San Jose Cyber Academy offers an array of online learning choices that include full-time enrollment, individual distance-learning courses, homeschool support and GED preparation including free access to the GED exam. Instructors are Florida certified, and students experience their educational pathway at their best pace. San Jose Cyber Academy is a tuition-free choice for all Florida residents.

9800 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Pre-K3 through Eighth Grade – Holy Family Catholic School is committed to the success of every student, by providing a rigorous academic curriculum, rooted in Gospel values. Our outstanding faculty meet students at their level and challenge them to reach their full potential. Our preschool programs are designed to enhance and encourage students’ natural curiosity about the world around them; while our elementary curriculum allows students to work in a collaborative learning environment while also assessing skills at an age-appropriate level. In grades 6-8 we offer top-notch technology such as 3-D printers and 1:1 iPad, students attend STEM-specific classes and where applicable advanced math classes. Holy Family is pleased to be a National Blue-Ribbon School, Notre Dame STEM Trusty Fellow, and top 3 Bold City Best Private School for 3 years and running. We look forward to welcoming your family as part of our family.

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2304 St Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32246, USA

Cornerstone Classical Academy is a tuition-free classical charter school opening August 2020. CCA will begin K-6th grade and add a grade each year until 12th. We are located on 16+ acres on St. Johns Bluff Road in east Jacksonville, Florida. We exist to create a community of students who will develop and become well-rounded, life long learners with a passion for academic excellence. Our mission is to sharpen the minds and cultivate the hearts of students, through a content-rich classical education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character, civic virtue, and knowledge of truth. CCA’s motto is “Learn the Truth. Do the Good. Love the Beautiful.”


IDEA Public Schools believe that each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States. Currently, the network serves 66,000 college-bound students in 120 schools across Texas and Louisiana. IDEA has been recognized as a “Great Place to Work” and received national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s Top High Schools lists. IDEA remains on-track to uphold its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college. Coming to Jacksonville in 2022!

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