There are great schools in every county in Northeast Florida. St. Johns is the #1 ranked school district overall in the State of Florida, but there are schools in Duval and Clay Counties that rank as well or better.
Duval has some of the top magnet schools in the country, as noted by USA Today's Annual Report on schools. Stanton College Preparatory is in the top 5 and Paxon in the top 20 annually.
A better question to ask would be what lifestyle do you want for your family, and then we can match it with great schools for that lifestyle. Some people want to live at the beach, some at the river, some more urban, some suburban or rural. Some want communities with amenities, and some want to stay as far as possible from the fees that come with community amenities.
To answer your question, St. Johns is divided into categories for the Multiple Listing System, if that is what you are talking about. NW St. Johns covers from Julington Creek to County Road 16. St. Johns SW is below that. St. Johns NE is east of I-95 also down to County Road 16, and SE is below that, including the City of St. Augustine.
Then there is Ponte Vedra Beach and the Ponte Vedra area, including Nocatee, which is in St. Johns County.
Hope this is helpful, and let us know if you have any other questions about our area.
Best 4th of July regards,
Sharon and Frank Alters, GRI, e-PRO, CDPE
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty