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Ponte Vedra High School

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 1772

Overview

Ponte Vedra High School
460 Davis Park Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081
(904) 547-7350
Ponte Vedra High School is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 9 out of 10
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Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Two or more races
1%
Black
1%
Asian
4%
Hispanic
6%
White
88%

Reviews18 Reviews

3.5
parent
Just awful. Would never recommend to anyone.
parent
We're thrilled with PVHS. I actually transferred my kids from a private school as it has such a great reputation. I've not been disappointed.. I have one child that excels and another with LD's. Both are thriving at PVHS and I'm Most Thankful to the staff who truly cares about it's kids.
other
Great high school, strong academics, many course options. The area that needs improvement is kids building empathy for peers and respecting diversity. PV is a wealthy place and there are kids raised in such a way that they can "only" be friends with other rich kids. This will change in college and I feel the school needs to better prepare kids for that. They need a Diversity or Empathy program. Look into things done at other schools. Teach these kids about the world outside the "PV Bubble". This isn't just "collecting for charity" but it's being nice and accepting of everyone around you. We want our community known for raising great kids that are nice and will contribute positively to the world (not just rich kids). I hope the administration will look at programs done at other schools and bring a program to PV. Sports teams are good...but to allow more participation, they need to offer more teams, like Freshman teams or second JV teams in popular sports. This would be a win win as I know theres more kids that want to play (soccer, baseball, golf, tennis) and more teachers or community members that want to coach.
other
At first this school will dazzle you with stories about how grand they are and that by having your child attend there, they will have the Ponte Vedra name behind them when applying for colleges and how they are #3 in the state. They are not. According to US News and world report 2013 rankings they are #19 and have a 55.2% college advancement. According to. UNF admissions officer, college admissions no longer looks at ethnicity, high school name or legacy. Their World Language Department is less than stellar with many teachers leaving each year. One would wonder why that department alone. They make policies but then do not follow them, only if it benefits a particular teacher or student otherwise it's just policy. Currently there are four high schools in Duval County with higher rankings. There are many fine teachers and Departments there. If considering the school for your student I would urge you to do some research.
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