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Manatee County School District is a public school district located in Bradenton, FL. It has 48,356 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
Address
215 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Telephone
(941) 708-8770

Manatee County School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1130
1,141 responses
Average ACT
24
930 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
48,356
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,713
Teachers in First/Second Year
36.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$432,826,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,709/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    6%

Manatee County School District Reviews

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My experience in the Manatee County School District wars excellent, great schools at all level, very good teachers and leadership. What I enjoyed most in our district is the quality of education and the students having having the opportunity to select their school by the diverse programs offered called School Choice. I would recommend changes in the area of school security, increase law enforcement presence in a positive way. The officer will have dual purpose to provide security and a teacher of law enforcement subjects related to safety of subjects and staff. To hire safety personnel serve only one role. To deploy law enforcement serves the dual role. A safe school is a school with the greater opportunity of success.
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My experience with Manatee County School District should have gone a lot better than it did. From my personal point of view, way too many students often got away with harassing other students in school, and out of school, such as on social media. I also got the feeling that more than half of my teachers over the past 4 years (at Lakewood Ranch High School) could not have cared less about whether or not their students were truly getting the best education possible. That is not to say that I did have a few teacers who I shared good bonds with, and learned some great things from them.
Graduating from a manatee county school was a process. The teachers were wonderful but there are large gaps in the administrations. Having attended multiple high schools in the county, the problems were the same. Having a disability would only cause the parent more difficulty, as their child might not be treated equally because the administrations aren’t prepared for that kind of thing. But luckily, the teachers really stood up and stand out for the students.