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Sarasota County Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Sarasota, FL. It has 42,368 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% 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
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1210
1,506 responses
Average ACT
26
880 responses
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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
42,368
Free or Reduced Lunch
49.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,505
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$526,125,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,791/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%

Sarasota County Schools Reviews

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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.
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Sarasota County Schools offers many opportunities to the students who attend school in their district. In my three years so far attending North Port High School, I have gotten to take a wide range of diverse classes, including those online and in a classroom. I have gotten to know many friendly and knowledgeable teachers as well as meeting well disciplined students who I've become friends with. I have had the pleasure of joining different clubs and organizations that have made my learning experience enjoyable and interesting, and I'm glad to be attending school in this district.
The schools in Sarasota County have taught many aspiring young adults not only simple education but how to be a person. At school, teachers give lessons that need to be learned to be able to succeed in life and valuable information that will be used later on. From my own experience, the school system has brought me to where I am today and I am very proud of who I have become, but I couldn’t have done it alone without the amazing staff and teachers that have brought me up. However, my one complaint is the food. I pack my own lunch but those who are forced to eat school lunches eat, in my opinion, poor food. I believe this could be improved if more funding went into school lunches in Sarasota county so children can be fed healthier lunches.