jacksonville schools

The next city in our series about the cheapest apartments near the best public schools is Jacksonville.

Jacksonville keeps many of its highest rated schools along the beach, and this means that Jacksonville Beach ends up being our top pick for the best area to find good schools with affordable rents if you’re planning to move to Jacksonville.

Plus, who doesn’t want to be closer to the beach?

As well as identifying good parts of town to look, we will use average property rent and school ratings to identify properties throughout the area that are our picks to provide the best value for each grade level.

Jacksonville best schools

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Jacksonville area neighborhoods with the best public schools

Viewing school ratings by neighborhood allows us to find the areas with superb overall schools, rather than just identifying one-off instances of an individually exemplary school. By this metric, Isle of Palms (right near Jacksonville Beach) is the neighborhood in the Jacksonville area that is closest to the best overall schools.

Jacksonville best neighborhoods

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Neighborhood Rank Neighborhood Neighborhood City and State Avg. School Rating
1 Isle of Palms Jacksonville, FL 8
2 Beaches Jacksonville Beach, FL 7.7
3 Atlantic Highlands Jacksonville, FL 7.7
4 Mandarin Station-Losco Jacksonville, FL 7.7
5 Golden Glades-The Woods Jacksonville, FL 7.3
6 Beach Haven Jacksonville, FL 7.0
7 Cobblestone Jacksonville, FL 6.7
8 East Arlington Jacksonville, FL 6.7
9 Southeast Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL 6.4
10 Sandalwood Jacksonville, FL 6.3

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Jacksonville area apartments near great schools

Having looked at the best overall neighborhoods, we now look to find the best individual properties near the best schools at the elementary, middle and high school level. Click on any location circle in our interactive maps to pull up info on properties for that location.

Elementary schools

Jacksonville best value elementary schools

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Value Rank Property Name Location Avg. Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Apartments At Jefferson Square-Units of First Coast Properties Limited Orange Park, FL $695 9.0
2 Spinnaker Reach Jacksonville, FL $724 9.0
3 Southwood Apartments Jacksonville, FL $778 8.0
4 San Pablo Apartments Jacksonville, FL $880 9.0
5 Ocean Oaks Neptune Beach, FL $1,020 10.0
6 Pine Barrens Jacksonville, FL $849 8.0
7 Kings Tree Orange Park, FL $750 7.0
8 Park At Blanding Orange Park, FL $870 8.0
9 The Park at Levanzo Jacksonville, FL $937 8.0
10 The Coast at Ponte Vedra Lakes Ponte Vedra Beach, FL $1,173 10.0

Middle schools

Jacksonville best value middle schools

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Value Rank Property Name Location Avg. Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Apartments At Jefferson Square-Units of First Coast Properties Limited Orange Park, FL $695 9.0
2 Kings Tree Orange Park, FL $750 9.0
3 Spinnaker Reach Jacksonville, FL $724 8.0
4 San Pablo Apartments Jacksonville, FL $880 8.0
5 The Coast at Ponte Vedra Lakes Ponte Vedra Beach, FL $1,173 10.0
6 Villas Continental Orange Park, FL $1,125 9.0
7 Soleil At Ponte Vedra Beach Ponte Vedra Beach, FL $1,269 10.0
8 Ocean Oaks Neptune Beach, FL $1,020 8.0
9 Moncler Landings Jacksonville, FL $788 6.0
10 Coquina Bay Jacksonville, FL $1,058 8.0

High schools

Jacksonville best value high schools

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Value Rank Property Name Location Avg. Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Apartments At Jefferson Square-Units of First Coast Properties Limited Orange Park, FL $695 7.0
2 Spinnaker Reach Jacksonville, FL $724 7.0
3 The Coast at Ponte Vedra Lakes Ponte Vedra, FL $1,173 10.0
4 Kings Tree Orange Park, FL $750 6.0
5 San Pablo Apartments Jacksonville, FL $880 7.0
6 Soleil At Ponte Vedra Beach Ponte Vedra, FL $1,269 10.0
7 Bluff House Townhomes Orange Park, FL $805 6.0
8 Otter Run Apartments Atlantic Beach, FL $950 7.0
9 Bradford Place Townhomes Orange Park, FL $838 6.0
10 Pine Barrens Jacksonville, FL $849 6.0
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Jared is a Baton Rouge, La.-based freelance journalist focused on, in his words, "finding data, 'interviewing it,' and then telling its story through interactive tools and traditional journalism." His past work includes analyzing pension shortfalls, looking at election results, tracking campaign finance contributions, and analyzing educational and school system data. Jared is currently a freelancer for Upwork.

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