About Us

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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. 

    2020 Star

    134 MILLION* 
    earned in scholarships
    *Numbers are self-reported by students
    and 
    do not reflect all scholarships earned

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  • 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
     
     
    Athletics: 74 programs offered at middle
    and high schools

    Digital Classrooms
     
     
    BCPS eLearning: BCPS is providing
    an enhanced, school-linked eLearning platform
    to more than 200,000 students.

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

    Chess
     
    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
     
     
    Computer Science: Courses, curriculum and
    activities at every school

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

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

    Dual Language
     
     
    Dual Language: Offered at 47 schools

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

    Innovative and Magnet Programs
     
     
    Innovative and Magnet Programs: Nearly 180 at
    elementary, middle and high schools

    JROTC
     
     
    JROTC: Largest program in the nation



  • BCPS is the largest employer in the Broward communit

Our Staff

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    Total instructional staff: 14,329
    Clerical and support staff: 10,983
    Administrators: 1,587

    Total number of permanent employees: 26,899
    Total number of substitute and temporary employees: 6,123

    Total employees: 33,022

    Source: Compensation and HR Information Systems, as of 10/21/20. 

  • Learn more about BCPS. Review our Strategic Plan

  • First Florida School District to Earn Accreditation From AdvancedED

  • BCPS Diverse Population

  • Demographics

    White: 51.2% / 133,368

    Black: 40.5% / 105,605

    Asian: 3.9% / 10,200

    Native American or Native Alaskan: .5% / 1,288

    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: .2% / 556

    Multiracial: 3.70% / 9,698


    Hispanic: 36.1% / 94,154

    Non-Hispanic: 63.9% / 166,561


    English Language Learners (ELL): 12.2% / 31,682

    Exceptional Student Education (ESE): 14.4% / 37,622

    Free or Reduced Lunch Meals: 62.2% / 162,235

    Source: 09/16/2020 Benchmark Day Enrollment Report, Demographics & Enrollment Planning

  • Average Expenditures Per Student

    Basic K-12: $7,083

    ESOL: $7,961

    ESE: $12,759

    Career Ed 9 – 12: $6,259

    Total For All Programs: $6,577

    Source:  2019-20 Average Per Student Expenditure, Florida Department of Education

  • Attendance

    94% Overall Average Daily Attendance 

    Source: Student Attendance 2019/20 Report Student Assessment & Research, updated as of January 2021

  • Enrollment

    Pre – K: 5,061

    K – 5: 86,141

    6 – 8: 47,309

    9 – 12: 69,893

    Centers: 4,103

    Charter Schools: 48,208

    TOTAL: 260,715

    Source: 09/16/2020 Benchmark Day Enrollment Report, Demographics & Student Assignments; includes elementary, middle, high and virtual schools

  • Graduation Rate

    97.1%*   

    *Traditional high schools 2019/20
    Source: Student Attendance 2019/20 Report Student Assessment & Research, updated as of January 2021

  • Promotion Rate

    99.2%

    Source: Student Attendance 2019/20 Report Student Assessment & Research, updated as of January 2021



  • Number of Schools

    Elementary: 135

    Middle: 35

    High: 32

    Combination: 11

    Centers: 18

    Colleges (Adult Enrolled): 3

    ESE Contract Agency Schools: 7*

    TOTAL: 241


    Charter Schools: 93

    Total Schools: 334

    *This year's count includes 7 ESE Contract Agency Schools previously administered through Harbordale Elementary School. 

    Source: Demographics & Enrollment Planningas of 07/19/2021. 

  • 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, as of January 2020 



  • Elementary Schools

    A: 44

    B: 37

    C: 47

    D: 7

    F: 0


    Source: Student Assessment & Research

  • Middle Schools

    A: 9

    B: 11

    C: 15

    D: 0

    F: 0


    Source: Student Assessment & Research

  • High Schools

    A: 14

    B: 3

    C: 14

    D: 0

    F: 0


    Source: Student Assessment & Research

  • Combination Schools

    A: 2

    B: 3

    C: 4

    D: 1

    F: 0


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

    Source: Student Assessment & Research



  • Elementary Schools

    A: 13

    B: 8

    C: 7

    D: 5

    F: 0


    Source: Student Assessment & Research

  • Middle Schools

    A: 8

    B: 2

    C: 4

    D: 0

    F: 0


    Source: Student Assessment & Research

  • High Schools

    A: 2

    B: 1

    C: 2

    D0

    F: 1


    Source: Student Assessment & Research

  • Combination Schools

    A: 13

    B: 3

    C: 8

    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: Study Assessment & Research

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