I'll second that this is an interesting thread. Jacksonville has a reputation for horrible public schools. My sister is considering moving here but the biggest issue that is bothering her is the school system. Now, she hasn't visited yet, but the number of her neighbors who have moved here then back to long island is quite large. The reason ALL of them for returning is the poor school system. I might add I (and my sister) have no firsthand experience with the schools here - it is just the reputation I am addressing.