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  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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    C+
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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Highlands County Schools is a public school district located in Sebring, FL. It has 12,374 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
426 School St
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone
(863) 471-5564
Website

Highlands County Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
68%
Average SAT
1080
319 responses
Average ACT
23
195 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,374
Free or Reduced Lunch
75.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$28,685
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$109,404,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,467/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    8%

Highlands County Schools Reviews

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I love the students and the friends that I’ve made at my school, but there is definitely a lack of great teachers. Hopefully with our new principal that changes, but besides that, our school is good!
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Highlands County has good schools but there is definitely room to grow. The schools don't offer a wide range of classes, and many high schools only offer Spanish as a foreign language. However, Dual Enrollment classes are offered through the state college and in my opinion they are awesome! I took dual enrollment classes and I'm so thankful I did. Many of the schools have argue FFA programs and even offer veterinary classes. Overall I give highlands county schools three stars.
Moving to Highlands county has been great! The administration at APHS really cares about their students and teachers. The school board has been very kind and proactive with their schools and students.