Seminole County Schools have been identified as one of the
top 100 school districts in the nation with recognition since 1992 for being in
the top 10%. Seminole County High
schools rank in the top 3% in the nation based on student enrollment in
advanced placement and international baccalaureate programs. With regards to
Florida’s Education Commission has ranked 17 Seminole County Schools in the Florida Top High-Performing Schools according to highest points earned based on Florida’s school grading system. With more than $450 million spent on renovations and construction of new schools and $39 million on technology for schools, it’s easy to see why Seminole County Schools are among the nation’s best.
Orange County Public Schools received an A rating by the Florida Dept of Education with 141 high performing A and B schools with 13 high schools making the Newsweek “2010 America’s Best” list. Many schools in the district offer magnet programs aimed at increasing interest and achievement in many diverse subjects. Advanced Placement classes have seen a major increase in student enrollment. Orange County Public Schools has 671 National Board Certified teachers, and 44% of teachers have an advanced degree, 40% have a master’s degree and 4% a specialist’s and doctorate degree.
Lake County Public Schools achieved an A or B rating for
83% of their schools and are dedicated to work together with the community to
provide a resource filled learning environment. The prestigious 5 star Award was
received by 7 schools in
Volusia County Schools received an A rating for the second
year in a row with 91.3% earning an A or a B. The Florida Department of
Education awarded the
Osceola was one of only five school districts in the state to improve on all seven academic areas according to the 2014 FCAT. Osceola is the only Central Florida school district with no schools on the Florida Department of Education’s lowest performing school list. Osceola's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Programs are recognized throughout the state for their effectiveness and support of the county’s diverse student population. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs are expanding and the district is piloting the state’s first mobile STEM lab, thanks to more than $3 million in grants and donations. The Osceola County School District is a formidable economic engine in the Central Florida area. Osceola’s future economic growth and increased prosperity are assured with the new Medical City on its northern border, Walt Disney World and other attractions to the west, and the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Center, a new high-tech manufacturing facility, in the heart of the county. There exists strong community involvement, collaboration, and support for public education throughout the county. Despite rapid growth, Osceola has been able to preserve its rural heritage, a trait desired by so many other communities. The Osceola County School District is poised to continually build on past successes and to realize educational possibilities that reflect the highest of expectations for all students.