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 Welcome from the Superintendent

                                                                                                                                               102 State Road 13, Suite 1,
                                                                                                                                                St. Johns, Florida 32259
                                            t is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2019 – 2020 school year.                           (904) 886-4919
                                            As your superintendent, I am honored to serve you and your children. Our                
                                            mission is to inspire good character and a passion for lifelong learning in
                                            all students, creating educated and caring contributors to the world. With               Publisher Mark Pettus
                            dedicated administrators, teachers, and support personnel our students are able to achieve     
                            at the highest level in academics, sports, and extracurricular activities.                               Editor Martie Thompson
Throughout the summer, our administrative teams have been preparing for an incredible school year for your children.                Creative Director Julie Gerona
We continue to hire highly qualified personnel to provide students with an exceptional educational experience. It is our  
goal to ensure that all students graduate, prepared with 21st century skills to globally compete in the constantly chang-           Bookkeeper Emily Whitehead
ing world of digital and social environments.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    Advertising Sales Linda Gay
Statewide, our students score exceptionally well, earning the top scores in many reporting categories. Students in        
grades three through 10 earned the top scores in the state in reading. In math, students in grades three through six                (904) 607-5062 cell
earned the highest scores. Additionally, our students tied for first in the state on the Algebra End-of-Course Exam.                Advertising Sales Heather Seay
Students in grades five and eight earned the top scores in science. Moreover, in 2018, our district graduation rate was   
93.3 percent, which is above the state average of 86.1 percent. Our students, teachers, administrators, and support staff           (904) 613-4883 cell
are the very best!                                                                                                                  Advertising Sales Jeremy Moriarty
This school year we will continue to expand our safety initiatives to ensure that we provide a safe, secure, and dynamic            (904) 228-7118 cell
learning environment for our children. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to download the FortifyFL App. This app               The St. Johns County School Directory is a free
allows the user to notify school personnel and law enforcement to provide a description of any threat, share pics and                publication of Florida NewsLine that reaches
videos and optionally submit contact information. We will have local law enforcement and/or armed security personnel                 more than 42,000 families via distribution to all
                                                                                                                                     public schools in the St. Johns County School
at each school site offering increased security coverage. In addition, we will provide ongoing mental health support                 District. Most content is supplied by the St. Johns
for our students through specialized training, programs and resources. This year, we will be piloting an evidence-                   County School District. Submission of articles and
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based program, Sources of Strength (SOS), at our high schools. SOS is a best practice youth suicide prevention project      The writers’ opinions do
designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing                   not necessarily reflect the opinion of Florida
suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. As a district, we are committed to making resources available to students and                NewsLine. Advertising rates are available by
families who need assistance.
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I am so thankful to have the opportunity to serve as superintendent of St. Johns County Schools. I want to sincerely                 provided by its advertisers, nor does it endorse
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thank each and every parent and family in our district for your continued support. Without you, we could not accom-                  publication. ©2019.
plish all that we do throughout the school year. It is your dedication and commitment that allows our schools to realize
such great success. I encourage you to stay engaged and connected in your child’s education. It is my hope that this
will be an outstanding school year for you and your child.


Tim Forson
Superintendent of Schools

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                                                  • Adult Flag Football                       • CAA Track & Field
                                                  • CFL/CDL Football                          • CAA Wrestling
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                                                  • Creeks Baseball Club                      • Creeks Lacrosse
                                                  • Creeks Softball                           • and more!”

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  St. Johns County School Board

              District 1                            District 2                            District 3                       District 4                        District 5
  Beverly Slough, Board Vice Chair                Tommy Allen                            Bill Mignon              Kelly Barrera, Board Chair               Patrick Canan

   Tim Forson, Superintendent of Schools                          Cathy Hutchins, Associate Superintendent of               School Board meetings are scheduled for
   (904) 547-7502                                                 Human Resources (904) 547-7601                            the second Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m.
   Brennan Asplen, Deputy Superintendent                          Kyle Dresback, Associate Superintendent for               (unless changed by the school board) in the
   for Academic & Student Services                                Student Support Services                                  auditorium at 40 Orange Street in St. Augus-
   (904) 547-7522                                                                                                           tine.
   Cathy Mittelstadt, Deputy Superintendent                       The St. Johns County School Board has earned              Workshops are scheduled for the first and
   for Operations (904) 547-7670                                  the designation of Master Board.                          fourth Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.
   Dawn Sapp, Associate Superintendent                                                                                      in the auditorium at 40 Orange Street in St.
   Curriculum & Instruction (904) 547-7772                                                                                  Augustine.

                                                                 Dear St. Johns County Parents, Teachers and Students:

Mark Pettus, Publisher
Martie Thompson, Editor                                                              e at Florida NewsLine,                 assistance of St. Johns County School District
Julie Gerona, Creative Director                                                      publisher of The CreekLine             Director of Communications Christina Langston
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Emily Whitehead, Bookkeeper                                       County School Directory with this edition for the         exist and we encourage you to visit and patronize
                                                                  2019 – 2020 school year. We hope you find the             their businesses.
                                                                  information it contains valuable.                         Finally, thank you, our readers, for your continued
                                                                  Inside, you will find important details for each St.      support of The CreekLine and Ponte Vedra News-
                                                                  Johns County school, including contact informa-           Line as well as our other monthly and quarterly
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                                                                  on how to enroll your child in school and varsity         a productive and fun school year.
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John A. Crookshank Elementary Grades K-5                                                           Cunningham Creek Elementary Grades K–5
                                                                 Principal                                                                                          Principal
                                                                 Marquez Jackson                                                                                    Edie Jarrell

                                                                 1455 N. Whitney Street,                                                                            1205 Roberts Road
                                                                 St. Augustine FL 32084                                                                             St. Johns, FL 32259
                                                                 P (904) 547-7840                                                                                   P (904) 547-7860
                                                                 Year Opened: 1959                                                                                  Year Opened: 1995
                                                                 Mascot: Cougars                                                                                    Mascot: Cardinal
  Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District                                                    Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster,
                                                                                                    St. Johns County School District

                     Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios                                                                Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios

Located in historical St. Augustine, John A. Crookshank Elementary serves a diverse community of   Cunningham Creek Elementary’s school colors are red, white and black and the mascot is the car-
learners. The school fosters challenging academic curriculum, character education opportunities,   dinal. The school is approximately 80,000 sq. ft. on roughly 37 acres. Cunningham Creek Elementary
and after school programs focusing on the arts and physical development.                           serves the community students as well as many students participating in the Exceptional Student
                                                                                                   Education programs in Northwest St. Johns County. Cunningham Creek Elementary is also home to
The school’s mission statement is, “Our professional learning community at John A. Crookshank
                                                                                                   the Little Cardinal’s Nest, a stand-alone preschool program.
Elementary School is dedicated to the development of students’ academic, social, and emotional
well-being. We will plan purposeful lessons and instruct standards using best practices, so all    The school’s mission statement is, “Cunningham Creek Elementary School is a community of Caring
students are equipped with a growth mind-set and the skills necessary to address and overcome      Cardinals, committed to creating an atmosphere that encourages students to develop to their
challenges they may face in their future.”                                                         greatest potential. Through our commitment to Communicating, Caring and achieving Excellence,
                                                                                                   all Cardinals will soar with a passion for lifelong learning."

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 Durbin Creek Elementary Grades K–5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Angela Fuller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4100 Race Track Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        St. Johns, FL 32259
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        P (904) 547-3880
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Year Opened: 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mascot: Explorers
   Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster,
   St. Johns County School District

                                                                                                   Photo credit: Cady Studios

 Durbin Creek Elementary, home of the Explorers, displays planet Earth as their school logo. The
 school’s history dates back to the opening of Fruit Cove School in 2001; Durbin Creek Elementary
 was, at the time, part of the K-8 grade student body. Current enrollment at Durbin Creek Elementary
 is approximately is 830 students. At Durbin Creek Elementary, we offer a variety of enrichment
 opportunities through clubs such as Girls on the Run, Art Club, Student Council, Safety Patrol, and
 The school’s mission statement is, “Making positive contributions to society by expanding minds to
 explore our expanding world.”

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  good character and a passion for lifelong learning
    in all students, creating educated and caring
               contributors to the world.

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    to a well-rounded graduate who demonstrates
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 W. D. Hartley Elementary Grades K-5                                                                  Hickory Creek Elementary Grades K-5
                                                                   Principal                                                                                              Principal
                                                                   Dr. Paul Goricki                                                                                       Dr. Joy Reichenberg

                                                                   260 Cacique Drive                                                                                      235 Hickory Creek Trail
                                                                   St. Augustine, FL 32086                                                                                St. Johns, FL 32259
                                                                   P (904) 547-8400                                                                                       P (904) 547-7450
                                                                   Year Opened: 1981                                                                                      Year Opened: 2005
                                                                   Mascot: Hawks                                                                                          Mascot: Hawks
  Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District                                                       Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St.
                                                                                                       Johns County School District

                     Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios                                                                     Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios

 W. D. Hartley Elementary School, home of the Hawks, is located in the quiet neighborhood com-        Hickory Creek Elementary is the “Home of the Hawks.”
 munity of The Shores in south St. Augustine. Hartley Elementary was founded in 1981, and currently
 serves more than 600 students.                                                                       Hickory Creek Elementary shares a larger campus with Switzerland Point Middle School and the
                                                                                                      two schools collaborate academically and socially throughout the school year. By identifying the
 The vision statement of Hartley Elementary is that it will grow a community of responsible,          way individual students learn, teachers prioritize academic rigor in an exciting atmosphere that
 confident, caring and educated citizens. The mission statement is Hartley Elementary School will     emphasizes creativity and growth, and places children at the center of their learning experience.
 provide a safe and caring environment where every student’s academic, emotional and social
 needs are nurtured. Parents, teachers, and staff work together to create a community in which        The mission of Hickory Creek Elementary is to inspire in all students a passion for learning and for
 children are inspired and empowered to attain their full potentials and embrace lifelong learning.   achieving their maximum social and academic potential.

  St. Johns County School District provides instruction that is:
  — Based on the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, the Florida Standards and best instructional practice
  — Offered with high expectations which leads to higher performance as stated in the Core Values and the Strategic Plan
  — Supported by professional development with an emphasis on reading, writing and critical thinking across all content areas
  — Differentiated to meet individual student needs
  — Supported by technology at all levels PreK-12
  — Provided through standard and advanced programs including Programs of Choice, Dual Enrollment and/or the Johns
         Virtual Instruction
  — Supplemented through Head Start in 24 classrooms at five elementary schools; Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) in 44 class
         rooms at 13 elementary schools and FCTC; Pre-school Exceptional Student Education in 37 classrooms at 11 elementary schools
  — Supported by Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) programs offered at six elementary schools, one K-8, three
         middle schools and four high schools
  — Broadened by Community Education which offers fee-based, non-credit evening classes for adult learners | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | 11

R. B. Hunt Elementary Grades K-5                                                                       Julington Creek Elementary Grades K-5
                                                                Principal                                                                                                        Principal
                                                                Amanda Garman                                                                                                    Jeanette Murphy

                                                                125 Magnolia Drive, St.                                                                                          2316 Race Track Road
                                                                Augustine, FL 32080                                                                                              St. Johns, FL 32259
                                                                P (904) 547-7960                                                                                                 P (904) 547-7980
                                                                Year Opened: 1959                                                                                                Year Opened: 1972
                                                                Mascot: Islanders                                                                                                Mascot: Jaguars
Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District                                                          Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St.
                                                                                                        Johns County School District

                   Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios                                                                            Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios

R. B. Hunt Elementary School is built on a belief that all children can learn. The staff works to     Opening on Sept. 8, 1972, the school was first known as Julington Creek School and served grades
provide children with a supportive, caring environment that develops self-esteem, self-motivation,    one through eight. Six years later, a multi-purpose room was added. During the 1970s, kindergarten
and a sense of responsibility. The school also strives to provide every opportunity for maximum       and ninth grade were added. When Allen D. Nease High School opened in 1980, Julington Creek
student achievement and to recognize and stimulate special talents in all students. The educational   sent its seventh, eighth and ninth graders to Nease and the school became a K-6. Once Switzerland
environment and the teaching strategies are designed to meet the goals and objectives of a strong     Point Middle School was opened in 1991, the sixth graders moved there, making Julington Creek
curriculum. The overall vision is to prepare students to become responsible citizens and to take      Elementary its present K-5 elementary.
their place as productive members of the community. Education is a cooperative effort among
                                                                                                      The mission of JCE is to enhance the development of the total child by providing quality instruction
home, school, and community and the administration at R.B. Hunt strive to build this partnership.
                                                                                                      in the core academics, related arts, technology/engineering and overall wellness. This is possible
                                                                                                      through rigorous academics, high expectations, continuous teacher professional development,
                                                                                                      various extracurricular student activities, collaboration with Fruit Cove Middle school, and strong
                                                                                                      community support.

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 Ketterlinus Elementary Grades K-5                                                                      Otis A. Mason Elementary Grades K-5
                                                                    Principal                                                                                             Principal
                                                                    Kathy Tucker                                                                                          Nigel Pillay

                                                                    67 Orange Street,                                                                                     207 Mason Manatee Way, St.
                                                                    St. Augustine, FL 32084                                                                               Augustine, FL 32086
                                                                    P (904) 547-8540                                                                                      P (904) 547-8440
                                                                    Year Opened: 1924                                                                                     Year Opened: 1992
                                                                    Mascot: Dolphins                                                                                      Mascot: Manatees
   Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District                                                        Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District

                      Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios                                                                       Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios

 Ketterlinus was named after Elizabeth Warden Ketterlinus, the oldest daughter of William Grey War-     The mission of Otis Mason Elementary states, “We believe student success is fostered by a
 den. She lived in Castle Warden, which is now known as Ripley’s Museum. Ketterlinus Elementary         continuous commitment to improvement, which ensures well-rounded and motivated learners.
 originally opened in 1924 as St. Augustine High School on land donated by Mrs. Ketterlinus. In 1928,   We do this by maintaining a safe and dynamic learning environment, promoting high expectations
 the school board renamed the school from St. Augustine High School to The Elizabeth Ketterlinus        for all students, nurturing determination, developing personal relationships, and involving our
 High School. In 1981, Ketterlinus became a middle school serving sixth through eighth graders.         community.” At Otis Mason Elementary, the goal is to maintain a safe and dynamic learning environ-
 Finally, in 1991, after major renovations were completed, it became Ketterlinus Elementary School,     ment, promoting high expectations for all students, nurturing determination, developing personal
 home of the Dolphins. The school currently services students VPK-5. The mission of Ketterlinus         relationships, and involving our community.
 Elementary School is to accomplish the highest academic achievement possible for each student
                                                                                                        The vision statement for Otis Mason Elementary states, “The Mason Way is one that nurtures a pas-
 in a safe learning environment that is staffed by caring, highly qualified teachers and staff. Ket-
                                                                                                        sion in every child for personal success, good character, and a desire to learn, explore, and better
 terlinus Elementary School is founded on a belief that “all children can learn and succeed,” but not
                                                                                                        themselves as they grow to be responsible members of our community.”
 on the same day in the same way. Ketterlinus Elementary School believes that increased student
 achievement, along with school safety, should be top priority and high achievement can happen
 through the initiatives on campus including the Character Counts! initiative, professional learning
 communities, connection between home and school, and challenging academic curriculum.

                                                                                                           St. Johns County Staff:
                                                                                                               The school district is the largest employer in the county
                                                                                                               with 5,039 full and part-time employees.
                                                                                                               Instructional staff: 2,785
                                                                                                               Support staff: 2,074
                                                                                                               School-based administrators: 65
                                                                                                               District administrators: 115

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           For additional information including bus routes,
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        general FAQs:                                                                                      | 2019 - 2020 St. Johns County School Directory | 13

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 Ocean Palms Elementary Grades K-5                                                                      Osceola Elementary Grades K-5
                                                                     Principal                                                                                                    Principal
                                                                     Tiffany Cantwell                                                                                             Tina Waldrop

                                                                     355 Landrum Lane                                                                                             1605 Osceola Elemetary
                                                                     Ponte Vedra Beach, FL                                                                                        Road, St. Augustine, FL
                                                                     32082                                                                                                        32084
                                                                     P (904) 547-3760                                                                                             P (904) 547-3780
                                                                     Year Opened: 1996                                                                                            Year Opened: 1991
                                                                     Mascot: Otters                                                                                               Mascot: Wildcats
   Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster,                                                               Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District
   St. Johns County School District

                     Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios                                                                        Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios

 Ocean Palms Elementary opened with the vision shared by area students, parents, and the teach-         Osceola Elementary is located just outside the historic district of St. Augustine. Osceola Elementary
 ers of “Our focus is the child, diversity is the strength and assessment is the cornerstone to both    is a Title 1 School that serves students from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. The school prides itself
 learning and teaching.”                                                                                on having an exceptionally committed and dedicated staff, parents and community/business part-
 Ocean Palms, the home of the Otters, opened with Michael Parrish as its first principal and approxi-   ners. Osceola Elementary provides its students with one-to-one contact with caring adults, a safe
 mately 600 students. Mr. Parish stayed until his retirement in 2011 and became legendary for know-     place to learn and grow, opportunities to give back to the community, and a healthy start. The mis-
 ing every child by name and something specific about them. He was the founder of this unique           sion is “Osceola Elementary will be a family of learners working to become successful in academic
 learning community that had a strategic focus on the "whole child," a decentralized structure, and     and social settings. By nurturing determination, grit, and a growth mindset in every student, we
 tremendous parental support that continues today. Each and every student is the focus, because at      will create life-long learners.” This belief reflects the vision that “Better Never Quits!” The teachers
 Ocean Palms, every day, everyone, and everything matters.                                              and staff strive to fulfill this mission statement through rigorous instruction and participation in the
                                                                                                        AVID college and career readiness program. In addition, Osceola Elementary offers resource classes
                                                                                                        in art, music, media, and physical education as well as many extracurricular activities that include
                                                                                                        multiple music performance groups, Robotics Club, Green Team, K-Kids and Girls on the Run.







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Palencia Elementary Grades K-5                                                                            Picolata Crossing Elementary Grades K-5
                                                                    Principal                                                                                                 Principal
                                                                    Catherine Goodrich                                                                                        Ken Goodwin

                                                                    355 Palencia Village Drive                                                                                2675 Pacetti Road
                                                                    St. Augustine, FL 32095                                                                                   St. Augustine, FL 32092
                                                                    P (904) 547-4010                                                                                          P (904) 547-4161
                                                                    Year Opened: 2012                                                                                         Year Opened: 2017
                                                                    Mascot: Pirates                                                                                           Mascot: Pumas
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  St. Johns County School District

                    Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios                                                             Photo credit: St. Johns County School District

Palencia Elementary School has been constructed to Green Building Standards and includes many             Picolata Crossing Elementary has completed its second year. Moving into the 2019 – 2020 school
unique qualities. Since the school opened, students have used technology seamlessly throughout            year, the administration and staff are anticipating continued growth in numbers of both students
the school day to enhance their understanding of core instruction and practice academic skills.           and new employees. The students, staff and community are creating traditions and celebrations
The school’s mission statement routinely comes to life, as Palencia Pirates (students, staff, and even    that truly focus on building a positive climate and culture. Picolata Crossing Elementary will inspire
School Advisory Council members) use much gusto to chant and act out with hand motions: “We               good character and a passion for lifelong learning in all students, creating educated and caring
are a C.R.E.W setting S.A.I.L. into tomorrow’s world.” Pirate staff teach young pirate students that      contributors to the world. The goal is to build positive, powerful relationships between students and
C.R.E.W. stands for Creative, Responsible, Engaged, and Worthy, while the letters in S.A.I.L. represent   teachers by creating a strong learning environment and a lasting commitment to the community
Successful, Adventurous, Innovative Leaders.                                                              that supports them.
Two core values resound at Palencia Elementary: we are lifelong learners, and we take care of each

How to enroll your child in school
All students must register at their                                2. Proof of Residency                                                         4. Other
home-zoned school. The school district                             Certain documents will be required to                                         • Copy of Birth Certificate
Attendance Zones Locator (www.stjohns.                             prove residency. A complete detail of these                                   • Proof of Guardianship (if applicable) will identify the correct                       requirements can all be found at:                                             • Physical/Health Examination (dated within
school.                                                                                            12 months of the student’s first day of
                                                                   Current students must update residency                                            school)
Requirements for children to begin                                 documentation before transitioning to                                         • Social Security Number (optional)
school                                                             kindergarden, middle (sixth grade) and high                                   • Academic Records (for students previous
                                                                   school (ninth grade).                                                             enrolled in another school). Although we
1. Grade placement (Florida State                                                                                                                    will request the records from the previous
Statute 1003.21)                                                   3. Proof of Immunization                                                          school, placement may be expedited if
• Voluntary Pre-K: A child must be four                            Florida Certification of Immunization, DOH 680                                    you have the most recent report card,
   years old on or before Sept. 1.                                 Form (Florida State Statute 1003.22)                                              unofficial transcripts or grades, and the
• Kindergarten: A child must be five years                         Your local St. Johns County Health Department                                     most recent test scores (mandatory
   old on or before Sept. 1.                                       provides free pediatric immunizations.                                            prior to registration for Honors or Dual
• First Grade: A child must be six years old                       For additional Information regarding                                              Enrollment classes).
   on or before Sept. 1 AND satisfy one of                         immunizations, contact:
   the following:                                                  Florida Department of Health – St. Johns                                      If you would like to complete the registration
a) Satisfactory completion of kindergarten                         County                                                                        paperwork in advance,
   in a Florida public school.                                     (904) 209-3250                                                                visit
b) Satisfactory completion of kindergarten                         200 San Sebastian View
   in a non-public school.                                         St. Augustine, FL 32084                                                       If you do not know the name of your zoned
c) Previous attendance in an out-of-                                                         school, use the Zone Locator at
   state school in which the student                                                                                                   
   was admitted on the basis of age                                For additional information regarding any
   requirements established by the state of                        health issue for school enrollment, visit
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 PV/PV - Rawlings Elementary Grades K-5
                                                                     Principal                                        INI REALTY INVESTMENTS, INC.
                                                                     Dr. Jesse Gates                                   3603 Cardinal Point Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32257

                                                                     610 A1A North
                                                                     Ponte Vedra Beach, FL                 Experience Counts.
                                                                     P (904) 547-3820 (PVPV)               Tom is a 19 Year local
                                                                     P (904) 547-8570 (Rawlings)        resident, licensed Realtor
                                                                     since 1985 with 20 plus
                                                                     Year Opened:                        years’ experience selling
 Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster,
 St. Johns County School District                                    PV/PV: 1959                         real estate in Duval and
                                                                     Marjorie K. Rawlings: 1992
                                                                     Mascot: Sea Turtles
                                                                                                            St. Johns counties.
     Photo credit: St. Johns County School District.
                                                                                                        Let Tom’s real estate team
 Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley Elementary (K-2 grades) and Marjorie K. Rawlings Elementary (3-5
 grades) merged into one school in 2008. Both campuses are located on 40 acres of land in the           sell or buy your next home.
 northeast pocket of St. Johns County. Current programs offered include full time Exceptional Student      Call, text or e-mail for
 Education (ESE), both resource and inclusion for students with specific learning disabilities,
 gifted blended classrooms in grades second through fifth, speech and language services and an               more information.
 extended day enrichment program.
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                                                                                                                         SJC fact:
                                                                                                                           18 Elementary Schools (K-5)
                                                                                                                           6 Academies (K-8)
                                                                                                                           7 Middle Schools (6-8)
                                                                                                                           7 High Schools (9-12)
                                                                                                                           1 Technical College
                                                                                                                           2 Alternative Schools (K-12)
                                                                                                                           1 Virtual School
                                                                                                                           3 Charter Schools
                                                                                                                           2 Juvenile Justice Facilities
                                                                                                                           First Coast Technical College
                                                                                                                           (As the first Technical College operated
                                                                                                                           by St. Johns County School District, this
                                                                                                                           accredited school has 27 programs of
                                                                                                                           study ranging from automotive services
  Where Innovative Care &                                                                                                  to medical assisting.
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South Woods Elementary Grades K-5
                                                                    Randy Kelley                                               Test Scores
                                                                    4750 State Road 206 W.
                                                                    Elkton, FL 32033
                                                                                                           2017-2018 Florida State Assessment (FSA)
                                                                    P (904) 547-8610                       and End-of-Course (EOC) St. Johns County
                                                                    Year Opened: 2005
                                                                                                                School District State Rankings:
                                                                    Mascot: Eagles
 Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District                                                                                First in state in reading:
                                                                                                                    3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades
                    Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios
                                                                                                                                First in state in math:
Originally named Hastings Elementary School, South Woods Elementary is “Home to the Eagles.”                         3rd (tie); 4th (tie); 5th (tie); and 6th grades.
South Woods Elementary has a vision shared by the administration, teachers and parents which
states, “Our school will create a secure community that will instill in all students a desire for                              First in state in science:
academic excellence, fostering the development of caring, productive citizens.”
                                                                                                                                   5th and 8th grades
Each and every student is our focus. That’s why the motto at South Woods Elementary is, “Where
every child counts!”                                                                                                        First in state in EOC exams:
                                                                                                                                      Algebra 1 (tie)

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  SJC fact:
                                        608 square miles
  The St. Johns County School District is first in the state                                                         904-500-KIDS (5437)
  out of 67 districts – in total school accountability points                                                      We treat newborns – 21 years old
   for the past nine years and is one of only two districts                                              No Appointment Necessary, On-Site Lab, On-Site X-Ray
      in Florida with a grade of A each year since 2010.                                                          Mon - Fri 3pm - 11pm Sat - Sun 11am - 11pm
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                                                                 • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu                • Yoga
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 Timberlin Creek Elementary Grades K-5                                                                                           Awards
                                                                                                                         2018 Golden School Awards –
                                                                                                                    36 schools for parent volunteer programs
                                                                   Linda Edel
                                                                                                                          2018 Silver School Awards –
                                                                                                         12 schools for student volunteerism (secondary schools only)
                                                                   555 Pine Tree Lane                                   2018 Five Star School Awards –
                                                                   St. Augustine, FL 32092                     12 schools for outstanding community involvement
                                                                   P (904) 547-7400
                                                                                                                   2018 American Youth Character Awards –
                                                                                                              39 seniors received $400 and 56 juniors honored for
                                                                   Year Opened: 2005
                                                                   Mascot: Eagles                                    exemplifying the Six Pillars of Character
   Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster,                                                                              Pursuing Victory with Honor –
   St. Johns County School District
                                                                                                         only school district in the state to implement the David Mathis
                     Photo credit: Cady Studios
                                                                                                          PVWH Award given annually to an outstanding high school
 Timberlin Creek Elementary is “Home to the Eagles” and its mission statement is, “We are a com-
 munity, together creating excellence, using tools of the information age to inspire personal growth,
                                                                                                             2018 Winner – Riley Smith, Bartram Trail High School
 creative thinking, and exemplary character.” Timberlin Creek Elementary is a state-of-the-art school
 located in a rural setting in NW St. Johns County. The school is built on a 39-acre plot of land and         The Dr. Joseph G. Joyner Sportsmanship Award –
 consists of an administration building, five houses with eight classrooms in each, two playgrounds
 and a video production area. Timberlin Creek Elementary fosters a positive school culture by            Awarded to an adult individual in the community or school
 combining the Character Counts! strategies with other academic, social, emotional, and character       system who recognizes that athletics is an important part of
 development domains.
                                                                                                                the total school program in St. Johns County.
                                                                                                           2018 Winner – Paul Abbatinozzi, Senior Director for School
                                                                                                          2018-2019 Learning Legacy Lifetime Achievement Awards
                                                                                                              Vernon Davis, graduate of St. Augustine High School
                                                                                                              Paul Waldron, graduate of St. Augustine High School

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Wards Creek Elementary Grades K-5
                                                                  Bethany Mitidieri

                                                                  6555 S.R. 16
                                                                  St. Augustine, FL 32092
                                                                  P (904) 547-8730
                                                                  Year Opened: 2007
                                                                  Mascot: Warriors
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 St. Johns County School District

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Named after the Wards family, Wards Creek Elementary opened in 2007. The inaugural class had the

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distinct honor of selecting the school mascot, which became the "Warriors," as well as the school
colors of black and gold.
Wards Creek Elementary opened its doors to 680 students. The current enrollment is approximately

700 students. The school provides services for students from pre-K to fifth grade. The mission
statement is, "At Wards Creek Elementary, we ensure Achievement, Learning, and Leadership for
ALL." The vision for WCE is to build and sustain a culture that provides a safe environment where all
stake holders collaborate to ensure growth and achievement for all.
Wards Creek is proud to be a Leader in Me Lighthouse School for the past five years. They pride
themselves on helping children build and develop their leadership skills.                                                 that bring you
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School Board
                                       District 1 – Beverly Slough, Vice Chair
                                       District 2 – Tommy Allen
                                       District 3 – Bill Mignon
                                       District 4 – Kelly Barrera, Chair                                                                    CALL TODAY!
                                       District 5 – Patrick Canan
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School Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the School Board Admin-                                         
istration Building at 40 Orange Street, unless otherwise posted.
Workshops are held at 8:30 a.m. on the first and fourth Tuesday of the month as needed.                 INFANT THROUGH PRE-K • KIDS CLUB: AFTER-SCHOOL
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