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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Okeechobee County School District is a public school district located in Okeechobee, FL. It has 6,494 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
About Okeechobee County School District...
Address
700 SW 2nd Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Telephone
(863) 462-5000

Okeechobee County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1060
129 responses
Average ACT
24
41 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,494
Free or Reduced Lunch
82.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,218
Teachers in First/Second Year
29%

Finances

Total Expenses
$57,981,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,305/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    7%

Okeechobee County School District Reviews

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Okeechobee is the definition of Smalltown USA. The high school fortunately works closely with the local Indian River State College Campus so that students can begin college in High School. It is a very agricultural based community, and is very narrow minded about students pursuing careers outside of Agriculture.
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Okeechobee schools lack diversity and good teachers. Many teachers teach in a mediocre way. The school lunch is horrific, sometimes the food that is supposed to be hot is frozen in the center. The guidance counselors are mostly never available. I've been to the highschool, the middle school, and elementary school, and I've had similar experiences in all.
My overall experience at okeechobee high school has been up and down. There have been teachers that know anything about what their teaching and there have been teachers who really know how to teach the entire class. Personally if a teacher doesn't know how to teach me in order to prepare for myself for succes in the future , I ask my counsler if they could kindly find me another class. Honestly though I've met people here I never thought I ever get along with. Yet all these people are just into the same things which is good but gets repetitive. The school here is big on football ,but we are terrible as a team no one gets along and is out for themselves unlike the soccer team which is truly amazing and are like family. The scool also has one of the best security I ever seen. They're always doing random drug test on students. So to answer the question overall its been an interesting 4 years.