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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Okeechobee County School District is a public school district located in Okeechobee, FL. It has 6,481 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
700 SW 2nd Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Okeechobee County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1070
158 responses
Average ACT
24
43 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,481
Free or Reduced Lunch
82.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,776
Teachers in First/Second Year
29%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,787/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$40,112
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$745
National
$949
Median Home Value
$109,200
National
$184,700

Okeechobee County School District Reviews

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This is a small-town community that pulls together, especially in times of need. Each year, more than $2 million in scholarships is distributed to seniors. The local Education Foundation routinely gives out nearly $20,000.00 to teachers for classroom materials. The District and parents are supportive of educators. Every place has its challenges, but in Okeechobee County Schools, what's going wrong is far outweighed by what is going right.
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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.
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.