Address: 40 Orange Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Superintendent: Tim Forson


Phone Number: 904-547-7500


First in the state out of 67 districts – in total school accountability points for the past nine years and is one of only two districts in Florida with a grade of A each year since 2010

2018 School Recognition Award Program – 31 schools received $3,229,751

2017-2019 Healthy School District Silver Award – one of only seven districts in Florida to earn the Silver level for maintaining a healthy environment for students, employees and the community

2017 Energy Star Award – 27 SJCSD campuses among the top 25 percent in the nation for energy conservation

Governor’s Points of Light Award – CHARACTER COUNTS! initiative.

2019 St. Johns County Teacher of the Year – Danny Erb, Pedro Menendez High School

2019 St. Johns County Rookie Teacher of the Year – Kristen Meidling, Mill Creek Academy

2020 Outstanding School Principal of the Year: Jessica Richardson, Palm Valley Academy

2020 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year: Linda Carnall, Creekside High School

2020 School-Related Employee of the Year: Heather Finch, The Transition School

2019 Volunteers of the Year

  • Youth – Mason Saye, Creekside High School (FL DOE Region II Outstanding Youth Volunteer)
  • Adult – Jenny Perssons, Sebastian Middle School
  • Senior – Sal Iaropoli, Sebastian and Pacetti Bay middle schools/Liberty Pines Academy (FL DOE Region II Outstanding Senior Volunteer)

2018 Golden School Awards – 36 schools for parent volunteer programs

2018 Silver School Awards – 14 schools for student volunteerism (secondary schools only)

2018 Five Star School Awards – 12 schools for outstanding community involvement

2019 American Youth Character Awards – 39 seniors received $400 and 56 juniors honored for exemplifying the Six Pillars of Character

Pursuing Victory with Honor – only school district in the state to implement the David Mathis PVWH Award given annually to an outstanding high school athlete.

2019 Winner – Zoe Wilson, Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

The Dr. Joseph G. Joyner Sportsmanship Award – Awarded to an adult individual in the community or school system who recognizes that athletics is an important part of the total school program in St. Johns County.

2019 Winner – Coach Micheal Jefferson, Pedro Menendez High School

2018-2019 Learning Legacy Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Vernon Davis, graduate of St. Augustine High School
  • Paul Waldron, graduate of St. Augustine High School

Just the Facts:

Operating Budget: $404,400,000

Total Funding per Student per Year: $7,626

Percent of Budget Spent on Instruction: 83.3%

Number of Schools: 42

Number of Students: 42,861

Graduation Rate: 94.3%

Percent of Students on Free or Reduced Lunch: 25%

Student Ethnicity:
8.97% Hispanic,
8.25% African-American,
82.78% Non Hispanic

District Grade: A

Student Teacher Ratio:
1:15.09 (PK-3)
1:17.52 (4-8)
1:18.20 (9-12)

Top 25 Frequently Called Numbers:

District Office


Superintendent’s Office


School Board Office


Student Transcripts/Records


Student Services/Zoning



Community Relations/Public Records Requests


Human Resources/Application Information


Transportation Department



Insurance Information


Food and Nutrition Services


Career and Technical



Virtual School


Home School


Head Start/VPK


Volunteer Information


First Coast Technical





Episcopal Children’s Services



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.


All students will choose a learning path that leads to a well-rounded graduate who demonstrates good character and leadership.

Community Support

Investing in Kids (INK!) is recognized by the state of Florida as the only direct support organization for the SJCSD. INK! sponsors various programs including the Teacher of the Year Celebration, Tools-4-Schools, Take Stock in Children, License for Learning, One for the Kids, Fund-A-Project, FLY and Ancient City Explorers.

More than 600 business partners support St. Johns County schools and 26,905 volunteers donated 264,378 hours during 2018-2019 school year.

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