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Why is St. Johns County the Place to Be This School Year?

Posted on: August 18, 2018

In their search for the best schools in the United States, Forbes magazine has once again found St. Johns County as the top school district in the state of Florida and one of the top 10 school districts in the entire country. St. Johns County School district is one of two districts in Florida which has received an A grade every year since 2010. But how did they earn these accolades? For starters, they have an amazing team behind them.

It all begins with acquiring quality teaching professionals and providing them with the tools needed to succeed. The proof is in St. Johns County’s track record of achievement. Classes from the 3rd grade to the 10th grade ranked first in the State in the reading section of the 2017-2018 Florida State Assessment and the End-of-Course SJCSD State Ranking. The average score for the 2017 SAT of schools within St. Johns County was 1158, and the average score for the 2017 ACT was 23, both far above the state and national average. Notable standouts include Bartram Trail High School, Fruit Cove Middle School, and Hickory Creek Elementary School, each featuring a unique set of student resources for children to use on their trail to success.

Safety is also an important priority for the St. Johns County School District. SJCSD has received the Exemplary School Safety Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council for implementing procedures and approaches to school safety. Schools within St. Johns County use the input of local public safety officers on how to improve their programs, hosts plans for everything ranging from the onset of a hurricane to the reunification of parents and students after an emergency.

If St. Johns County has caught your attention, then RiverTown by Mattamy Homes will capture your heart. Out of all the places to raise your family, RiverTown is one smart choice. Located on the banks of the St. John’s River between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, you’ll find this one-of-a-kind community that values its top rated public schools.

RiverTown has been designed for families of all shapes and sizes, providing a peaceful sanctuary for a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle. A full spread of amenities, from the outdoor amphitheater to watch live concerts to the playgrounds and parks that dot the neighborhoods, RiverTown encourages families to get outside and get moving.

RiverTown benefits from top-rated schools and offers a wide range of homes from 1,600 sq. feet to 3,760 sq. feet. Affordability and great value are also top features of the community where home prices begin in the low $200s and rise to over $1 Million for custom estate homes with docks on directly on the St. Johns River.

Begin your tour of RiverTown’s parks, amenities, and neighborhoods at the Welcome Center. New Home Counselors can provide an overview of RiverTown and get you started on our tour of six designer-decorated model homes. Five additional models will be unveiled this fall for NorthLake, RiverTown’s newest neighborhood.

In addition to amazing schools and beautiful homes, RiverTown residents enjoy an impressive array of onsite amenities including the RiverClub with its infinity edge pool overlooking the River, poolside café, family game room, firepit gathering areas, a Pirate Ship Playground, riverside Amphitheater, and a waterfront boardwalk with kayak launch. Tennis, basketball, soccer and two additional pools are located at the RiverHouse, which is also home to the community clubhouse, activities director and fitness center.

This school year, make it your goal to study the possibilities of life at RiverTown, The First Coast’s New Hometown. Click here to download our latest digital brochure or (904) 337-4856 for more information. Visit RiverTownFL.com to stay updated on our latest news and events.

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