Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

THREE CHEERS; Best and Brightest

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

THREE CHEERS; Best and Brightest

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Some of the top public schools in the state are located in Northeast Florida.

That is based on the latest annual list from the Florida Department of Education.

For instance, the department identified the 100 top-performing elementary schools, the top 75 middle schools and the top 50 high schools.

A few of the best of the best were Jacksonville Beach Elementary, a college prep magnet, which finished in a tie for sixth in the state for best-performing school, and Stanton College Prep, which finished third in the state for high schools.

One of the best honored for making progress was William D. Moseley Elementary in Putnam County.

Honored in the best-performing list:

Duval County: Jacksonville Beach and Fort Caroline elementaries; Darnell-Cookman, James Weldon Johnson and LaVilla middle schools; and Stanton, Paxon and Douglas Anderson high schools.

Clay County: Fleming Island and Orange Park elementaries; Lakeside Junior High; and Fleming Island High.

St. Johns County: Cunningham Creek and Julington Creek elementaries; Fruit Cove, Alice Landrum and Switzerland Point middle schools; and Nease and Bartram Trail high schools.

Honored for their impressive progress:

Duval County: Wayman Academy of the Arts (charter school), Fort Caroline and Joseph Finegan elementaries.

Clay County: McRae Elementary and Clay High School.

St. Johns County: Ketterlinus Elementary and St. Johns Technical High School.

102-YEAR-OLD KID

Believe it or not, Eleanor Krumviede was one of the "kids," relatively speaking, at her 102nd birthday party.

Ruth Summers, a few days short of her 109th birthday, was among those in attendance, Shorelines, a Times-Union supplement, says.

Krumviede, incredibly, was spry enough to teach aerobic dancing in her 80s. …

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