About Us

  • FIRST fully accredited school  system in Florida since 1962

    FIRST fully accredited school 

    system in Florida since 1962
    2nd

    SECOND largest school 

    system in Florida
    6th

     SIXTH largest school   
    system in the U.S. 

    106 Million earned in scholarship by the class of 2018

    $106 Million earned in 
    scholarships by the Class of 2018

     



  • Our Mission: Broward County Public Schools is committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.

  • Our Vision: Educating today's students to succeed in tomorrow's world.

Our Programs

  • Debate
     
     
    Debate: Largest in the nation, with more than
    15,000 students actively competing

    Chess
     
    Chess: Largest school district to offer scholastic 
    chess to all second grade students; all students K – 12 
    have access to Chess4Life, an interactive online 
    chess platform
     
     
    Computer Science
     
     
    Computer Science: Courses, curriculum and
    activities at every school

    BROWARDCodes
     
     
    #BrowardCODES: First district to partner with
    national Code.org initiative

    JROTC
     
     
    JROTC: Largest program in the nation

    Dual Language
     
     
    Dual Language: Offered at 43 schools

    Digital Classrooms
     
     
    Digital Classrooms: Focus on providing 1:1
    student to computer ratio

    Athletics
     
     
    Athletics: 43 middle and 29 high school programs

    Innovative and Magnet Programs
     
     
    Innovative and Magnet Programs: 150+ at
    elementary, middle and high schools

    CTACE
     
     
    CTACE: 60+ career, tech, adult and community
    education programs at middle and high schools

    Foreign Exchange Program
     
     
    Foreign Exchange: For BCPS and
    international students between ages 15 – 18



  • BCPS is the largest employer in the Broward communit

Our Staff

  • Total instructional staff: 15,003
    Clerical and support staff: 11,001
    Administrators: 1,498

    Total number of permanent employees: 27,502
    Total number of substitute and temporary employees: 8,873

    Total employees: 36,375

    Source: Compensation and HR Information Systems, as of 10/25/18  

  • Learn more about BCPS. Review our Strategic Plan

  • First Florida School District to Earn Accreditation From AdvancedED

  • BCPS serves a diverse population of students, from 204 countries who speak 191 languages

  • Demographics

    White: 51.2% / 138,620

    Black: 40.4% / 109,186

    Asian: 3.8% / 10,300

    Native American or Native Alaskan: 0.7% / 1,767

    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.2% / 585

    Multiracial: 3.7% / 10,092


    Hispanic: 34.7% / 93,911

    Non-Hispanic: 65.3% / 176,639


    English Language Learners (ELL): 11.9% / 32,311 

    Exceptional Student Education (ESE): 13.4% / 36,176

    Source:09/11/18 Benchmark Day Enrollment Report, Demographics & Student Assignments

  • Average Expenditures Per Student

    Basic K-12: $6,321

    ESOL: $6,727

    ESE: $11,470

    Career Ed 9 – 12: $6,193

    Total K – 12: $7,333

    Source: Accounting & Financial Reporting Department, as of 8/12/2018

  • Attendance

    94% daily average 

    Source: 2017-18 report, Student Assessment & Research, October 2018

  • Enrollment

    Pre – K: 5,939

    K – 5: 96,374

    6 – 8: 48,335

    9 – 12: 70,686

    Centers: 5,090

    Charter Schools: 45,093

    TOTAL: 271,517

    Source: 10/19/2018 Benchmark Day Enrollment Report, Demographics & Student Assignments; includes elementary, middle, high and virtual schools

  • Graduation Rate

    93.8%*

    *Traditional high schools 2016/17, exceeding 92.2% in 2015/16 
    Source: 2016/17 report, Student Assessment & Research, January 2018

  • Promotion Rate

    97.7%

    Source: 2016/17 report, Student Assessment & Research, November 2017



  • High Schools ranked among the most challenging in the nation.

  • Number of Schools

    Elementary: 136

    Middle: 37

    High: 33

    Combination: 8

    Centers: 17

    Colleges: 3

    TOTAL: 234


    Charter Schools: 88

    Source: Demographics & Student Assignments, as of 8/12/2018

  • Meals

    More than 35.8 million breakfast, lunch, 
    supper and snack meals served every year. 

    Source: Food & Nutrition Services 

    Free lunches: 180,154/ 66.6

    Source: 10/19/2018 Benchmark Day Enrollment Report, Demographics & Stu
    dent Assignments

  • Transportation

    1,000+ school buses transport more than 72,000 students daily, and BCPS buses travel more than 16 million miles annually.

    Source: Student Transportation and Fleet Services



  • Elementary Schools

    A: 32

    B: 37

    C: 56

    D: 9

    F: 1


    Source: Student Assessment & Research

  • Middle Schools

    A: 10

    B: 10

    C: 15

    D: 0

    F: 0


    Source: Student Assessment & Research

  • High Schools

    A: 13

    B: 2

    C: 17

    D: 0

    F: 0


    Source: Student Assessment & Research

  • Combination Schools

    A: 2

    B: 2

    C: 6

    D: 0

    F: 0


    Combination schools include grades K – 8 or 6 – 12.
    BCPC centers and colleges do not receive letter grades from the state.

    Source: Student Assessment & Research



  • Elementary Schools

    A: 12

    B: 7

    C: 10

    D: 4

    F: 0


    Source: Student Assessment & Research

  • Middle Schools

    A: 7

    B: 4

    C: 2

    D: 2

    F: 0


    Source: Student Assessment & Research

  • High Schools

    A: 2

    B: 3

    C: 2

    D2

    F: 0


    Source: Student Assessment & Research

  • Combination Schools

    A: 9

    B: 6

    C: 6

    D: 2

    F: 0


    Combination schools include grades K-8 or 6-12
    BCPS centers and colleges do not receive letter grades from the state

    Source: Study Assessment & Research

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