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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Pinellas County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Largo, FL. It has 100,948 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Pinellas County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1160
4,683 responses
Average ACT
24
2,441 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
100,948
Free or Reduced Lunch
50.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,834
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,267/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$42,416
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,019
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,900
National
$184,700

Pinellas County Schools Reviews

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The teachers in Pinellas County Schools have a heart of gold! They love to help and get involved with the students directly. With that being said, I have received more than a hand full amount of teachers who became an inspiration to myself. I will be a high School senior next year, and have been exceptionally happy with the teachers I have received as well as the teachers my 7 siblings have received in the past as well. The teachers in Pinellas County make learning more enjoyable and effective as I look forward to going to school every single day.
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I attended Countryside high school for three years of high school. There were many positives to going, but undoubtedly many negatives. The administration at this school is lacking- they do not care about students, only their reputations and salaries. While the academics is quite good, the body of students housed here should receive more attention from administrators and even teachers. Many students feel worthless and lose motivation in the beginning years. The athletics are good, but the coaches will sometimes push the players so intensely, that they end up dropping out of the sport entirely. What I do enjoy about this school, however, is that they have great teachers and great curriculum. There is a great array of sports and clubs available for students to choose from. The theatre and art department is great as well, with a great time dedicated to the practice and mastery of the arts. However, with this all being said, this is only one of the many schools in Pinellas.
Pinellas County Schools is by-and-large a good district for high schoolers (I cannot comment on their younger offerings as I did not attend then). The academics are fantastic, with programs like STEM and IB as standouts. For the majority, the teachers really seem to have a passion for teaching and even learning from their own students. At large schools like mine own, the club offerings are great and provide a school-within-a-school environment to meet new people. Safety is always an issue, but I feel that PCSB is actively taking steps to make us all feel more secure. Overall, the district is pretty good for high schoolers. I recommend it!