Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Sumter School District is an above average, public school district located in Bushnell, FL. It has 8,836 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
2680 West County Road 476
Bushnell, FL 33513

Sumter School District Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1110
322 responses
Average ACT
24
171 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,836
Free or Reduced Lunch
58.9%
Do You Work at Sumter School District? Claim Your School District Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school district's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$30,020
Teachers in First/Second Year
33.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,997/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    69%
  • Support Services
    27%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$55,228
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Median Home Value
$246,500
National
$184,700

Sumter School District Reviews

41 reviews
All Categories
I've had a wonderful experience within the Sumter School District. I am currently attending The Villages Charter High School and couldn't be any happier. The opportunities that this school provides are impeccable. As a senior, I am on track not only to graduate with my high school diploma but also my AA from Lake Sumter State College. The dual enrollment program has taken a huge financial burden off of my back and better prepared me for my future.
The one suggestion that I would suggest to the school district is a more readily available staff of counselors and psychologists. Although the school system may be extremely strong, kids and teenagers face many difficulties growing up. Most of these individuals do not feel comfortable going to their families or don't have a support system within their homes. By offering private therapy and guidance, I believe the school would become stronger, not only academically, but also emotionally.
Start Your Review of Sumter School District
Rate It!
What I love about my school district is that we have teachers that go beyond teaching. In many schools there are teachers who come to work simply to say they did their job and move on. However, in my school district, the teachers care , they are willing to invade and try to understand your home life and how it can affect you as a student. They stay after , if you are struggling and will never turn their back if you are in need. However, the change that I would like to see is an opportunity to further challenge students who like to be pushed beyond their limit. Such as , offering more dual enrollment options.
This school district is ridiculous. As a student, test scores were constantly pushed and it was rarely about learning. It made me hate my experience and even leave the district. It is consistent for the teachers and staff to talk down to their students and be absolutely rude and inconsiderate of their time. Once I got into college classes, it was astounding how many misconceptions I had to fix and the number of concepts I had to relearn completely. This district also pushed the AVID learning style on all students, which personally hindered my learning but I had to continue since it was part of the grade.