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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Sarasota County Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Sarasota, FL. It has 43,111 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Sarasota County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1210
2,348 responses
Average ACT
26
1,252 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
43,111
Free or Reduced Lunch
47.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,293
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,976/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$66,214
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$965
National
$949
Median Home Value
$435,800
National
$184,700

Sarasota County Schools Reviews

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I have spent my student life in the Sarasota County District. I have enjoyed every minute of it. My first years were at Toledo Blade Elementary a very old but, lovable school, my other 3 schools were almost new with excellent facilities, with great teachers and good administrations. They make you feel important and planted on me the seed of education. The most important thing for me to change is the high tolerance to bullies and to students that disrespect authorities(teachers and staff), vandalize, and don't pay the consequences. The district should be more strict to actually prepare us for the real world. Another thing I would like to improve is the variety of sports offered at the middle school level. Basketball, Volleyball, track and tenis are the only choices.
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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!
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.