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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Manatee County School District is an above average, public school district located in Bradenton, FL. It has 48,952 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Manatee County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1150
1,627 responses
Average ACT
24
1,165 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
48,952
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$30,201
Teachers in First/Second Year
36.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$432,826,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,264/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$44,137
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,083
National
$949
Median Home Value
$160,700
National
$184,700

Manatee County School District Reviews

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The schools in Manatee County are immensely improving. However, some of them still seem underfunded and mismanaged. There has also been an improvement in oversight regarding mental health. The lunch periods seem too short. Many schools lack parental support due to the socioeconomic disparities in the area. Increasing outreach from high schools and their service organizations has aided the surrounding community. I think that high schools should put more programs in place to prepare students for college and through the college application process. There is a good balance between sports and academic opportunities at schools. The music and arts are underfunded and are in need of new monetary ideas in order to facilitate travel expenses. The schools feel somewhat safe; the Florida stigma of school shootings really worsens the issue. Student Resource Officers are kind and friendly towards students.
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I absolutely love the community in Manatee County, everyone is very nice and helpful and they know how to get along with each other. One great example of this community being kind is my job at Publix as a cashier. I meet a lot of people everyday and have many great conversations like one with a student counselor named Jackie. We talked for a little while i was cashiering but then we had another meeting when she invited me to her school at SCF so we could talk about my future plans which was very helpful and made me realize that i should start planning for my future. This is one of many examples about times when people in this community always lend a helping hand.
My experience at a school in Manatee County was a unique experience that taught me about how the school system works and how it affects the students in this specific system. I enjoyed the effort with underfunding to teach students with the available materials such as: workbooks/textbooks, and other materials. I wish that this school districts would decide to fund the more important areas of education such as materials, test and raising wages for the teachers