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About Sarasota County Schools

Nestled along the sun-kissed shores of the Gulf Coast in Sarasota, Florida, Sarasota County Schools (SCS) boasts a vibrant educational landscape, catering to over 45,000 students across 56 diverse schools, spanning preschool through 12th grade, speaking more than 60 languages. Renowned as a leading district in Florida, SCS has achieved an outstanding “A grade” from the Florida Department of Education since the rankings began in 2004. In the 2023-24 school year, SCS secured the fifth spot among Florida’s top-performing school districts according to the Florida Department of Education and stands as the 21st largest school district in Florida by enrollment.

#1 School District in Florida according to 2024

Our 56 schools are a great source of community pride with 23 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 6 high schools, 3 combination schools, one alternative school, one technical college, 14 public charter schools, and one virtual school. We currently have multiple schools under construction with a new K-8 opening in the 2025-2026 school year.


Engage, elevate, and empower every student, every day!


To be the premier provider of education, empowering every student to thrive in the everchanging world through innovation and continuous improvement.

"Our district is committed to ensuring that every child receives a high-quality educational experience. We offer a wide variety of programs and services to support our families. Each child’s journey is different – Sarasota County Schools looks forward to partnering with our students, families, teachers, staff members, and the community at-large in our shared pursuit of educational excellence."


   Terry Connor, Superintendent of Schools

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