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Founded in 1991, James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School is a
unique magnet school for gifted and academically talented students. We offer an
education that prepares middle schoolers for success in a global society through rich
academics, a community full of heart and gratitude, and an appreciation for diversity.

Built for Excellence

JWJ College Prep is the only middle school in Duval County for kids in search of more rigorous academics. Our students can even earn high school credits at the middle school level, and 85% move on to nationally recognized, high-performing high schools.

Specializing in Gifted Students

JWJ College Prep is the only middle school in Duval County where gifted students are grouped together in core classes, allowing them to move at their desired pace and dive deeper into subject matter. All of our gifted teachers are certified to meet their students’ unique educational, social and emotional needs.

Honors & Accolades

  • “A” rated school since 2001
  • National Blue Ribbon School
  • Magnet School of Distinction
  • District sports trophy winner for 10+ years

Clubs, Programs & Activities

Students also have access to a rich extracurricular life, including:

  • National Jr. Honor Society
  • Scholar Bowl
  • Chess Club
  • Mu Alpha Theta Math Club
  • Chinese Club
  • Black History Club
  • Drama Club
  • Coding Club
  • Weldon Writers Club
  • Robotics Team
  • & more!

Every Student. Every Day.

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