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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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Sarasota County Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Sarasota, FL. It has 42,810 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
1960 Landings Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34231
Telephone
(941) 927-9000

Sarasota County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1210
1,982 responses
Average ACT
26
1,105 responses

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
42,810
Free or Reduced Lunch
47.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,619
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$526,125,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,741/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%

Sarasota County Schools Reviews

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My name is Jayla King. I went to Booker High all four of my high school years and I've had quite a journey. I am now a senior graduating in 2019. Booker High School offers; VPA, many clubs, and a successful life. The teachers are outstanding and go out of their way to make sure the students are college and career ready. Booker High School also has high security which makes students feel safe. Sarasota County Schools are great!
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Kindergarten Prep now has gone beyond VPK and has added an excellent STEM program for their Kindergarten and First Graders. Their teachers go above and beyond by helping every child succeed and challenges them to further their knowledge by using hands-on science, technology, engineering and math programs. Their Kindergarten and 1st Grade, "Knowledge Is Power" gifted classes provides a great foundation for children that need a more stimulating atmosphere. I feel my child is graduating with great confidence in every aspect of her education.
This district has a very good school system and they have a lot of good programs to offer. Riverview offers a astronomy program for anyone who is interested in anything like that. Sarasota High school has also updated the whole campus, making it all almost brand new! Booker High school also offers an amazing Visual Performing Arts program for anyone out there that likes any of the arts.