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
    A+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
215 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Telephone
(941) 708-8770

Manatee County School District Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1110
798 responses
Average ACT
24
748 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
47,883
Free or Reduced Lunch
61.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,713
Teachers in First/Second Year

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

43 reviews
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There’s not much good to say about Manatee County, the few good things are clouded by the poor distribution of money between schools. With budget cuts, the already limited amount of revenue for schools is being reduced even more. The top tier schools receive enough funds to be able to thrive enough with revenue gained during the football season. However, at Bayshore High, a tier 1 school, has trouble managing their own money as well. With extra funding, the football barely suffices the funding for the school to operate. It's ironic, the schools are made to teach, yet schools are focused on athletics to gamble the possible financial gain. The smaller, less successful schools are actually cutting their throats into debt. This leaves the top schools at the top, and the low-grade school to the very bottom, leaving them in a poor situation for maintaining a school's purpose: to raise America's future workers and leaders. Funding needs to be more concerned for less successful schools.
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My daughter goes to Wakeland. They have an amazing IB program. The teachers, administration and support staff are kind, professional and knowledgeable. We also have wonderful volunteers. I never doubt that my child's safety is of the utmost concern for this district as is shown by the schools being safely locked down during the day and the most recent calls I received about the solar eclipse and our most recent flooding. The education my daughter receives at Wakeland is everything I could have hoped for and more.
I grew up often changing schools, but something that all the schools I have attended have in common is the handful of teachers that sometimes go out of their way to insure tranquility and assistance for their students. Something I wish to see more of though, is more diversity amongst the faculty that hold more power, like our principals and vice principals. I feel like that would help many minority students to feel more welcomed and thus would lead to better performance in the classroom.