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. 



  • 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: 73 programs offered at middle
    and high schools

    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

    Digital Classrooms
     
     
    Digital Classrooms: Provides personalized,
    blended learning environments with a 1:1
    student to computer ratio

    Dual Language
     
     
    Dual Language: Offered at 42 schools

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

    Innovative and Magnet Programs
     
     
    Innovative and Magnet Programs: Nearly 170 at
    elementary, middle and high schools

    JROTC
     
     
    JROTC: Largest program in the nation



  • BCPS is the largest employer in the Broward communit

Our Staff

  • Total instructional staff: 14,313
    Clerical and support staff: 10,792
    Administrators: 1,502

    Total number of permanent employees: 26,607
    Total number of substitute and temporary employees: 6,360

    Total employees: 32,967

    Source: Compensation and HR Information Systems, as of 08/12/19. 

  • Learn more about BCPS. Review our Strategic Plan

  • First Florida School District to Earn Accreditation From AdvancedED

  • Diverse Population

  • 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

    Free or Reduced Lunch Meals: 180,154/ 66.6%

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

  • Average Expenditures Per Student

    Basic K-12: $6,589

    ESOL: $7,152

    ESE: $11,992

    Career Ed 9 – 12: $6,220

    Source: Accounting & Financial Reporting Department, as of 7/16/2019

  • Attendance

    94% daily average 

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

  • Enrollment

    Pre – K: 6,158

    K – 5: 94,864

    6 – 8: 48,804

    9 – 12: 70,358

    Centers: 4,447

    Charter Schools: 45,919

    TOTAL: 270,550

    Source: 9/11/2018 Benchmark Day Enrollment Report, Demographics & Student Assignments; includes elementary, middle, high and virtual schools

  • Graduation Rate

    95.1%*

    *Traditional high schools 2017-18, exceeding 93.8% in 2016-17 
    Source: 2017-18 report, Student Assessment & Research, December 2018

  • Promotion Rate

    97.90%

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



  • 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: 89

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

    Source: Demographics & Student Assignments, as of 08/14/2019. 

  • Transportation

    1,266+ school buses transport more than 73,000 students daily, and BCPS buses travel more than 17 million miles annually.

    Source: Student Transportation and Fleet Services, as of 08/14/19 



  • 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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