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Icon Preparatory School Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Fla.

Icon Prep launched its first school in Tampa in 2018. After working in charter schools around the country, founder Dwayne Raiford returned to his hometown to create a college-prep school inspired by the ethos of HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities). He anticipated opening with 60 students but received hundreds of applications that first year. Icon had a similar experience while opening in Jacksonville in 2022. (100% are eligible for free or reduced lunch and 97% are Black).