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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Alachua County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Gainesville, FL. It has 29,305 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
Address
620 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
Telephone
(352) 955-7880

Alachua County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1260
649 responses
Average ACT
26
710 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
29,305
Free or Reduced Lunch
47.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,621
Teachers in First/Second Year
44.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$256,779,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,386/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    5%

Alachua County Public Schools Reviews

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The Alachua County Public School system offers many opportunities in and outside the classroom that has benefited me as a student. Academics are important at most schools in the county and they highlight the importance of good grades are for your future. They have great teachers and administration that cater to the student's individual needs. Through the Alachua County Public School system, I feel well prepared for college--especially as a student within two of the county's various magnet programs--Cambridge and the Academy of Health Professions. The only issue I would say about this county is that the ethnic groups within certain magnet groups is limited. For instance, in the Cambridge program, 95% of the kids are Caucasian . However, in the Academy of Health Profession, there is a more diverse group of people within that magnet, career program.
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My experience with Alachua County Public schools was very up and down. The middle school programs were very poor and the administration was poor and almost racist; the middle school programs also didn't prepare me well for the highschool level of education and speed. The high school programs from my experience however, were better and prepared me well for each next grade level. I am confident that I will now go to the collegiate level of academics prepared for the rigors that the universities hold frothier students. The facilities in all Alachua county public schools were very horrible and could use major upgrades. The bathrooms are repulsive and the food is well below what the standard should be. The computers and processing systems are outdated and could be upgraded tremendously. Overall though, I would say the Alachua County school district is an average to above average school district.
In alachua county public school It has been a great experience. I have learned to that there are a variety of materials that you learn over the years from many schools, elementary up until high school. The knowledge that they teach you is powerful and will stick you forever as you become and adult it can also yeach you a lesson about life and person skill that you can take into consideration. Many teachers that attend our school in the alachua county district are very kind and are reasonable. Younger students may even share a bond with their teacher as the year passes which can also help the individual students strive for better things knowing that they may have an adult figure beside them to push them forward and to keep students headstrong !