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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Hernando County School District is an above average, public school district located in Brooksville, FL. It has 22,293 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Hernando County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1120
706 responses
Average ACT
24
537 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
22,293
Free or Reduced Lunch
66.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,832
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$188,684,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,063/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$32,186
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$771
National
$949
Median Home Value
$56,800
National
$184,700

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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This is my first year in this county, and mainly all I can say is that my experience is not bad thus far. Although there are some bad parts about my school there are some good as well. One thing I like about my school offers many club and sports options and they are all very interesting. There is also a lot of school spirit at pep rallies that help show support to our schools teams. However, one thing that I dislike about my school is the lack of diversity in the students. But overall, my school is pretty good.
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.