Port St. John, Florida

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Brief History

The Birth of a Community
The late 1800s began the movement of the area known as the Space Coast. It attracted many people whose families left land to their heirs or to the cities. You'll find their names embedded on buildings, historical sites, and landmarks throughout Brevard County. 
Space Coast High School alumni celebrate first 10TH year class reunion in 2016!

Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School
The high school graduated its first class in 2006. The school offers AFJROTC, a specialized program for students interested in teaching, and a program for students who are interested in engineering and drafting. Dual enrollment is offered, which allows students to take college classes at Eastern Florida State College, formerly Brevard Community College, to earn college credit; enabling students receive their associate degree at the same time as their high school diploma.

Interesting Facts
Community Development
Randy Rodriguez moved to PSJ and became a realtor. He began Happenings, PSJ's only news publication before the 'digital age' and birth of social media. It still remains in circulation and reaches thousands of people. He is also responsible for sponsoring the Port St. John Parade every third Saturday in December. He was also responsible for starting the Annual PSJ Fireworks display and celebration for many years. He has been a great supporter and a VOICE of our community.
Brevard Public Schools were named in honor of the Space program. The area's three elementary schools are named after Space Shuttles.
Challenger 7 Elementary
The first elementary school in our area was named after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster which killed all seven astronauts on January 28, 1986 after exploding 73 seconds after take off.

Changes and Crossroads

Before the 1-95 exchange and Grissom Parkway was paved, there were few crossroads. several road improvements began to accommodate growth and better access to neighboring cities.

This page is dedicated to Randy Rodriguez, to the Mackle, Messer, and Parrish families; to the Porcher, Pritchard, and Travis families, NASA, Brevard County, business partners, and for  family, friends, students, and our community.

"I love Port St. John!" and "I Love Cocoa!"
Thanks for your support!
Brevard Arts Academy, PSJ