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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

     



  • 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

    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: BCPS offers over 75 different Career Technical
    Education pathways at high schools, middle schools,
    technical colleges, and alternative education centers.
    The programs prepare students for high-wage careers.
     
     
     
    Debate
     
     
    Debate: Largest in the nation, with more than
    15,000 students actively competing

    Dual Language
     
     
    Dual Language: Offered at 50 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

    Digital Classrooms
     
     
    BCPS eLearning: During the 2020/21 school year,
    BCPS provided an enhanced, school-linked eLearning
    platform to more than 200,000 students.  

    Devices
     
     
    Devices: BCPS distributed over 120,000 laptop
    and personal learning devices to close the equity
    gap, during the 2020/21 school year. We
    remain committed to ensuring all kids have equal
    access to technology.



  • BCPS is the largest employer in the Broward communit

Our Staff

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    Total instructional staff: 14,326
    Clerical and support staff: 10,313
    Administrators: 1,592

    Total number of permanent employees: 26,231
    Total number of substitute and temporary employees: 4,298

    Total employees: 30,529

    Source: Compensation and HR Information Systems, as of 10/20/2021. 

  • Learn more about BCPS. Review our Strategic Plan

  • First Florida School District to Earn Accreditation From AdvancedED

  • BCPS Diverse Population

  • Demographics

    White: 51.2% / 131,100

    Black: 40.6% / 104,027

    Asian: 3.8% / 9,847

    Native American or Native Alaskan: 0.4% / 1,050

    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.2% / 528

    Multiracial: 3.7% / 9,469


    Hispanic: 36.7% / 94,061

    Non-Hispanic: 63.3% / 161,960


    English Language Learners (ELL): 11.4% / 29,263

    Exceptional Student Education (ESE): 14.4% / 36,745

    Free or Reduced Lunch Meals: 58.0% / 148,404

    Source: 09/13/2021 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: $6,577

    Total For All Programs: $8,343

    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: 4,771

    K – 5: 84,111

    6 – 8: 45,691

    9 – 12: 69,959

    Centers: 3,443

    Charter Schools: 48,046

    TOTAL: 256,021

    Source: 09/13/2021 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

    98.4%

    Source: Student Attendance 2020/21 Report Student Assessment & Research, updated as of October 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

    1,200+ 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 August 2021.



  • 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: Student Assessment & Research

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