The Nassau County School District (NCSD) is comprised of 16 fully accredited schools serving five geographic areas: Bryceville, Callahan, Hilliard, Yulee, and Fernandina. The district also operates the Nassau Adult High School which offers an adult high school diploma to students at four satellite locations across the county (Hilliard, Callahan, Yulee, & Fernandina).
Our school system has single feeder patterns in each community; this helps build strong support as a child moves from one school to the next level in their education. Nassau County has always had generous community support from parents and businesses throughout our district creating a family atmosphere.
The population of the county is 77,466 and is spread across its five geographic areas. Nassau County's economy is very diverse, ranging from agricultural activity (mostly in the form of tree farms) in the west and central areas, to a variety of activities closer to Amelia Island. Much of the land used for tree farming is owned by Rayonier, a major employer in the area, and the owner of a large pulp mill in Fernandina Beach. Historically, tree farming, trucking, and pulp production have characterized a large portion of the local economy. However, extensive growth is occurring in the outlying small towns in the rural western area, and the home construction market is still quite strong. Fernandina Beach has long been known for professional industries such as real estate, legal services, and medical care, and is also the closest city to two upscale resorts: the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Amelia Island Plantation.
Nassau County has 649 square miles of land and 74 square miles of water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean. The county is located in the Northeast part of the state and is bordered by Georgia to the north, Duval County to the south, Baker County to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Fernandina Beach is located on Amelia Island, the county's one inhabited island.