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Bishop John J. Snyder High School

Bishop John J. Snyder High School is a private Roman Catholic high school in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. It was established in 2002 and located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine. It is named for John J. Snyder, bishop of the diocese from 1979–2000.

Bishop John J. Snyder High School
5001 Samaritan Way


United States
Coordinates30°15′07″N 81°50′16″W / 30.251855°N 81.837640°W / 30.251855; -81.837640Coordinates: 30°15′07″N 81°50′16″W / 30.251855°N 81.837640°W / 30.251855; -81.837640
TypePrivate school
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established2002 (2002)
OversightRoman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine
NCES School IDA0300789[1]
PrincipalDeacon David Yazdiya
Teaching staff28.3 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment500 (2016-2017)[1]
Student to teacher ratio15.0[1]
Color(s)Red and gold         
Slogan"Competence... Conscience... Compassion..."
MascotThe Cardinal
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
NewspaperCardinal Chronicles


Bishop Snyder was established in 2002 to serve the growing Catholic population in the west Jacksonville area. The school was established on a 50-acre site with a cost of $11 million. It is named after Bishop John J. Snyder who had retired as the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine in 2000.[3][4] The first students at Bishop Snyder were 75 freshmen in 2002.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for Bishop John J Snyder High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  3. ^ BJJSHS. "School History". Archived from the original on 2007-04-09. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  4. ^ Reese, Cravey (October 30, 2002). "Area Families Welcome New Catholic High School". Florida Times-Union.
  5. ^ Mitchell, Tia. [Getting Ready for Class New Catholic High School to Open on Westside "Getting Ready for Class New Catholic High School to Open on Westside"] Check |url= value (help). Florida Times-Union. Retrieved 10 March 2017.