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Cars and school buses pass by James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School and Paxon School for Advanced Studies Monday morning. Photo by Bill Bortzfield/First Coast News


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- On Jacksonville's Northwest side, traffic was flowing more smoothly at 8 a.m. in front of Paxon School for Advanced Studies and James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School as compared to the first day of school last year.

The high school and middle school are across the street from one another on West 5th Street near Edgewood and Melson Avenues.

Both are magnet schools that draw students and parents from across the city. 

About 125,000 students returned to class in Duval County on Monday.

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