Schools.Jacksonville.Com

Project URL: http://schools.jacksonville.com

Position: Jacksonville.com - News Editor

This site has amazing local data about our local schools including contact information for schools, stats on all area schools’ high school football and the latest news in Jacksonville-area education.

This is a project I’ve wanted to do for a really long time. In the summer of 2008, developer Kevin Basarab and I finally had the opportunity to make it happen.

He’s the genius behind much of the back-end development, and I did much of the front-end development.

Just for a quick tour:

  • Schools search: Find any area school, its grades and contact information.
  • High School Football: This is the most popular part of the site. Our reporters file scores each quarter into this database, which then displays the info in a multitude of ways. On Fridays, we turn the site’s front into a huge scoreboard. We do the same to Jacksonville.com’s main index.
  • Class Acts: Leave congratulatory messages for the Class of 2009
  • Football recruiting: A database of all area football college recruits.

Take a look at the whole thing at http://schools.jacksonville.com.