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    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. 

    2023 Star

    $95 MILLION* 
    earned in scholarships
    *Total scholarships for the Class of 2023, including self-reported and Bright Futures.

     



  • 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

  • Athletics: 74 programs offered at middle and high schools

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

    Broward Technical Colleges: Students at our Technical Colleges - Atlantic, McFatter, and Sheridan - led the state of Florida in total certifications earned for a seventh consecutive year

    Broward Virtual School: A pioneer in virtual learning, celebrating 20+ years of e-Learning leadership

    Cambridge International: BCPS named District of the Year by Cambridge International twice in four years (2017/18 and 2020/21) for high academic achievements among students in Cambridge programs
     
    Chess: Largest school district to offer scholastic chess to all second grade students; all K – 12 students have access to Chess4Life, an interactive online chess platform
     
    Computer Science: Courses, curriculum and activities at every school
     
    CTACE: BCPS provides 75+ Career Technical Education paths across high and middle schools, technical colleges, and alternative education centers, preparing students for high-paying jobs
     
    Debate: Largest in the nation, with more than 15,000 students actively competing
     
    Dual Language: Offered at 41 schools
     
    Foreign Exchange: For BCPS and international students between ages 15 – 18
     
    Innovative and Magnet Programs: Total: 188 magnet and innovative programs 
     
    JROTC: Largest program in the nation

    Top High Schools: Ten BCPS High Schools ranked in the top 10% of high schools in the nation by US News and World Report for 2022 



  • BCPS is the largest employer

Our Staff

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    Total instructional staff: 14,403
    Clerical and support staff: 11,016
    Administrators: 1,601

    Total number of permanent employees: 27,020
    Substitute teachers and temporary employees: 1,332
    Substitute teachers and temporary employees outsourced through Kelly Education Services: 4,671 

    Total employees: 31,691 

    Source: Enterprise Applications, as of 08/09/2023. 

  • Learn more about BCPS. Review our Strategic Plan

  • First Florida School District to Earn Accreditation

  • BCPS Diverse Population

  • Demographics

    White: 51.5% / 129,268

    Black: 40.5% / 101,590

    Asian: 3.9% / 9,769

    Native American or Native Alaskan: 0.3% / 784

    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.2% / 517

    Multiracial: 3.7% / 9,178


    Hispanic: 38.4% / 96,429

    Non-Hispanic: 61.6% / 154,677


    English Language Learners (ELL): 13.4% / 33,711

    Exceptional Student Education (ESE): 15.6% / 39,103

    Free or Reduced Lunch Meals: 69.2% / 173,650

    Source: 09/11/2023 Benchmark Day Enrollment Report, Demographics & Enrollment Planning

  • Average Expenditures Per Student

    Basic K-12: $7,333

    ESOL: $7,807

    Exceptional Student Education: $13,356

    Career Education: $6,709

    Total For All Programs: $8,641

    Source:  2021-22 Average Per Student Expenditure, Florida Department of Education

  • Attendance

    91% Overall Average Daily Attendance 

    Source: Student Attendance 2021/22 Report Research, Evaluation & Accountability, updated as of April 14, 2023

  • Enrollment

    Pre – K: 5,794

    K – 5: 81,731

    6 – 8: 42,242

    9 – 12: 67,914

    Centers: 3,592

    Charter Schools: 49,833

    TOTAL: 251,106

    Source: 09/11/2023 Benchmark Day Enrollment Report, Demographics & Enrollment Planning; includes elementary, middle, high and virtual schools

  • Graduation Rate

    95.5%*   

    *Traditional high schools 2022/23 (Excludes Centers and Charter Schools)
    Source: High School Graduation Rates, 2021 - 22 [Memo] and Appendix C Released 1/13/2023

  • Promotion Rate

    97.8%

    Source: Student Attendance 2021/22 Report Research, Evaluation & Accountability, updated as of January 2023



  • Number of Schools

    Elementary: 137

    Middle: 35

    High: 32

    Combination: 9

    Colleges (Adult Enrolled): 3

    Centers: 16

    ESE Contract Agency Schools: 7

    TOTAL: 239


    Charter Schools: 87

    Total Schools: 326

     
    Source: Demographics & Enrollment Planning, 2023/24 School Year. 

  • Transportation

    830+ school buses transport more than 54,000 students daily, and BCPS buses travel more than 10.7 million miles annually.

    Source: Student Transportation and Fleet Services, as of July 2023.



  • Elementary Schools

    A: 46

    B: 42

    C: 38

    D: 6

    F: 2


    Source: 2021-22 School Grades, Florida Department of Education as of July 17, 2022

  • Middle Schools

    A: 7

    B: 7

    C: 19

    D: 1

    F: 0


    Source: 2021-22 School Grades, Florida Department of Education as of July 17, 2022.

  • High Schools

    A: 12

    B: 3

    C: 11

    D: 0

    F: 0


    Source: 2021-22 School Grades, Florida Department of Education as of July 17, 2022.

  • Combination Schools

    A: 1

    B: 2

    C: 6

    D: 0

    F: 0


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

    Source:2021-22 School Grades, Florida Department of Education as of July 17, 2022.



  • Elementary Schools

    A: 15

    B: 6

    C: 6

    D: 2

    F: 1


    Source: 2021-22 School Grades, Florida Department of Education as of July 17, 2022.

  • Middle Schools

    A: 7

    B: 6

    C: 3

    D: 0

    F: 0


    Source: 2021-22 School Grades, Florida Department of Education as of July 17, 2022.

  • High Schools

    A: 2

    B: 2

    C: 3

    D0

    F: 0


    Source: 2021-22 School Grades, Florida Department of Education as of July 17, 2022.

  • Combination Schools

    A: 15

    B: 4

    C: 6

    D: 0

    F: 0


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

    Source: 2021-22 School Grades, Florida Department of Education as of July 17, 2022.

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