Florida Commissioner of Education :John L. Winn
Length of School Year: A minimum of 180 school days is required by Florida state law.
Number of Public School Districts: There are 67 public school districts in Florida.
Number of Public Schools: There are 4253 public schools in Florida. ****
Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 2,634,522 public school students in Florida. ****
Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 183,827 public school teachers in Florida.****
Number of Charter Schools: There are 446 charter schools in Florida.
Per Pupil Spending: Florida spends $8,747 per pupil in public education. ****
Average Class Size: The average class size In Florida is 14.3 students per 1 teacher. ****
% of Title I Schools: 71.2% of schools in Florida are Title I Schools.****
% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 14.2% of students in Florida are on IEP's. ****
% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 8.8% of students in Florida are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****
% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 53.5% of student in Florida schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****
Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****
Asian/Pacific Islander: 2.7%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.4%
School Assessment Data
Graduation Rate: 70.8% of all students entering high school in Florida graduate. **
ACT/SAT rank: 170.4 students per 1000 in Florida had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***
8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****
Math: 278 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Florida. The U.S. average was 283.
Reading: 262 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Florida. The U.S. average was 264.
% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 58.8% of students in Florida go on to attend some level of college. ***
Number of Private Schools: There are 1714 private schools in Florida.*
Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 339,682 private school students in Florida.*
The average teacher pay for the state of Florida was $50,180.00 in 2009.##
Each individual district in the state of Florida negotiates teacher salaries and establishes their own teacher salary schedule.
The following is an example of a teacher salary schedule in Florida provided by the Sarasota County Public Schools District
*Data courtesy of Education Bug .
**Data courtesy of ED.gov
***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis
****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics
##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info