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  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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Volusia County Schools is a public school district located in Deland, FL. It has 62,928 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
200 N Clara Ave
Deland, FL 32720
Telephone
(386) 734-7190

Volusia County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1130
1,612 responses
Average ACT
24
892 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
62,928
Free or Reduced Lunch
64.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,421
Teachers in First/Second Year
27%

Finances

Total Expenses
$522,991,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,952/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%

Volusia County Schools Reviews

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VCS provides their students with opportunities like AP classes and the IB program, Dual Enrollment, lots of sports teams and clubs, and other things like the Tomorrow's Leaders Program within the Futures Foundation. I am actually impressed by the work that our county does. An issue though, is classes being dropped from our school's program of studies, which includes valuable AP classes like BC Calculus, Microeconomics, and Comparative Government, which are now ones that my school's students can no longer take. Issues like uniforms seem to have shifted our focus away from this. I sometimes believe we have forgotten that which is the primary focus of a school system - the academics. My high school creates a great environment and recognizes all clubs, teams, and student programs, but I sometimes feel we need to go back to basics. There are a wide variety of electives, programs, clubs, and organizations for students however, and there is encouragement for students to keep that growing.
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What I liked about Volusia County Schools is the diversity in students and faculty and the involvement in parents to better their children’s’ education. I’d like to see changes in the variety of teachers, subjects they teach, the overall experience they have in students, the cleanliness in restroom facilities, and tutoring services they offer in each school. In addition, I’d like to see variety in meals the lunch faculty serve to students and more involvement in safety concerns in transportation, bullying, cyberbullying etc. The uniform policy has been a bother to students as well as parents to purchase new clothes in the incoming school years.
I’ve seen the volusia county school system as a stepping stone to help students transition into a better life. I like that they actually help, teach, and guide you in the right direction. Despite of it being a small district, they network with a lot of individuals that could possibly help you in your future endeavors. I wish that they would change the criteria for students to be eligible. They are making it way more harder for Students to graduate whether it’s from high school or college.