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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Hernando County School District is an above average, public school district located in Brooksville, FL. It has 22,172 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
919 N Broad St
Brooksville, FL 34601
Telephone
(352) 797-7000

Hernando County School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1110
480 responses
Average ACT
24
418 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
22,172
Free or Reduced Lunch
66.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,358
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$188,684,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,791/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    6%

Hernando County School District Reviews

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The Hernando County School District has helped children like myself excel over all expectations. Their efforts exceed over other counties school regulations due to the successful staff presently assisted throughout the schools. I have been a part of the Hernando County School District for the past 7 years, and I can say that my academical studies has helped me achieve my goals, and further pursue my aspirations in college. I applaud my teachers who have helped me successfully complete school, and further allowed me to start dual enrollment. This has further helped me become more prepared for college in the future.
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In the 11 years of attending school in the Hernando County School District, I have met some of the best teachers who really care about the success of their students. I've always appreciated the great atmosphere of Central High School; however, Central is terribly underfunded and understaffed. Most of the supplies needed to keep a classroom running all year are bought and supplied by the teachers themselves, coming out of their own money. Instead of focusing on educating students and preparing them for college and getting a job, teachers are forced to teach useless standards and instead of actually learning anything important or useful,students are instead taught how to memorize information and regurgitate it on test day. Because the school is so underfunded, the technology is completely out of date; some of the computers at the school still run on Windows Vista, and many of the computers are old and falling apart. Lastly, the food is horrific: I would not feed a dog the school's food.
Overall, Hernando County does its job of teaching and supplying students with all the supplies and options they need to succeed. The only bad side is that students that work extra hard and are seriously focused on their goals, are treated and talked down to just as much as the students who do not care at all. This is done in more counties I am sure, but in Hernando County it seems that no matter how hard you work, supervisors and professors will always talk down to you and think you are incompetent. The options for various classes are rather slim too. Only certain schools offer certain elective classes. Thus, if you are in the wrong school zone or cannot get accepted into the school you wish for, then the classes you want are just not available.