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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Escambia County School District is a public school district located in Pensacola, FL. It has 39,973 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Escambia County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1160
824 responses
Average ACT
25
1,253 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
39,973
Free or Reduced Lunch
58.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,987
Teachers in First/Second Year
30.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,365/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$48,686
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$942
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,700
National
$184,700

Escambia County School District Reviews

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I have been in the school district since I started kindergarten. From the onset, my teachers have inspired me to learn. I was challenged in gifted classes starting in first grade. Although excelling academically was foremost, I was also encouraged to participate in art and music, receiving school and county awards. My interest in music continued in middle school. The band director encouraged me to learn to play the saxophone in the jazz band. I have participated in the marching, concert, and symphonic bands throughout high school. When I was diagnosed with ADHD in 9th grade, my teachers were most supportive of me when it became necessary for me to change my level of classes from the IB curriculum. Adjustments were made in 9th grade and I was able to get back on track academically during my 10th grade year. I realized I was not just a student number, but an individual who was not allowed to fall by the wayside. My teachers realized my potential and helped me to move forward.
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I would like to see a chance in the facilities and administration. I would also like to see a change in the food, college readiness activities, the resources, and the teachers. These can all be improved. They can be improved by upgrading facilities or having more so that sports teams won’t have to share all the time. Improving the administration and how they treat students. The food isn’t the best and they haven’t made changes. The schools don’t do much to get you ready for college at all. I feel like we need more resources throughout the class rooms to do our work because a lot of the websites on our chrome books, (that school provides) are blocked. We also need better teachers because some lack patients and say curse words. Some teachers also are lazy and won’t help us with our work or they won’t explain anything and they will just hand us the work and say “figure it out” or “ask a pier”.
Escambia county school district is pretty decent. The schools have good teachers, and they do try to give you a good education. I’ve had mostly good experiences at the school I attend. I’ve joined many clubs that are offered, and it’s made my whole experience better. They positively try to make an impact on others. I’d say it’s a pretty safe school. What I don’t enjoy about the public schools in Escambia county, is the food. The food is tasteless and sometimes cold. A lot of students dislike the food so they throw it out. Many go through the line to get one item, but are forced to get the required food; like one dairy item, 1 fruit item etc. After going through the line they throw out everything but the one item they went in for. It’s upsetting to see many students trash food. Even though the food isn’t the best, I think the food that the students don’t want should be donated, or they should order better food to prevent so much waste.