Nassau County Public Schools
Nassau County Public Schools
Welcome to the Nassau County School District located in beautiful Fernandina Beach, Florida! Nassau County is located in the northeast corner of Florida at the Georgia border, 30 miles north of Jacksonville, and is bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Our county seat is located in Fernandina Beach. Our public school district is the largest employer in the county with over 1,500 full-time employees. We have 780 Instructional Personnel, 16 Principals, 7 Assistant Principals, 20 District Administrators, and 680 Support Staff. The Nassau County School District operates 15 schools (8 elementary, 3 middle, and 3 high schools, and 1 middle-senior high school) and an adult education and career technical program in 5 communities throughout a county that encompasses 649 square miles in the most northeastern corner of Florida. The district is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has been recognized by the Florida Department of Education as “Academically High-Performing,” and as an “A” school district since 2003. In recent years, the district’s student enrollment has remained relatively stable with approximately 11,000 students. Our Average Teacher: Student Ratio is 1:17. A single feeder pattern of schools exists in each community to serve students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. The district values small schools, and community and parental involvement and support. For more great information about Nassau County, Florida, visit the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.aifby.com Come find all you're looking for with Nassau County Schools!
Mission: Our mission is to develop each student as an inspired life-long learner and problem-solver with the strength of character to serve as a productive member of society. Core Values: We believe that... • all people have intrinsic worth. • all people are responsible for their actions. • effective relationships are developed and maintained through mutual respect, trust, and communication. • the higher the expectations, the higher the performance. • everyone can learn and that life-long learning is essential for individuals and communities to thrive. • the role of family is critical in the moral development of an individual. • strength of character is essential to making quality life choices. • the community is strengthened when the potential of each person is developed.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
I. Discrimination on the basis of race, age, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or marital status against a student or an employee in the state system of public education is prohibited. No person in this state shall, on the basis of race, age, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or marital status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity, or in any employment conditions or practices, conducted by a public educational institution which receives or benefits from federal or state financial assistance. II. Reasonable accommodations shall be provided for the qualified handicapped in accordance with the Florida Educational Equity Act.