Friday, February 24, 2006

Sarasota Education

Sarasota and Sarasota County Education
Sarasota County has one of the best school systems in Florida. Educational opportunity abounds here, including some of the nation's most unique and effective public and private school programs.

The county's 33 public schools include 22 elementary schools, six middle schools, four high schools, as well as other mixed-grade facilities and various adult and exceptional programs.
The school district placed among Florida's top five on every section of the state's comprehensive assessment test. County high school students have scored consistently higher than the national average on the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

The county is a pioneer in incorporating leading-edge technology and distance learning into the classroom. All schools have Internet access and closed circuit TV through the County's Instructional Television System. There are over 10,000 instructional computers with an average ratio of 3 students per workstation. A full range of exceptional education programs is offered for both handicapped and gifted students.

For information on enrollment and immunization requirements, contact the Sarasota County School Board at 1960 Landings Blvd., 941 927-8811 and the Sarasota County Health Department at 2200 Ringling Blvd., 941 954-2900.

For a comparison of schools and school districts on a variety of criteria, view Florida School Indicators Reports at the Florida Department of Education's Web site.

Sarasota County school specifics:
• 22 Elementary Schools
• 7 Middle Schools
• 5 High Schools
• 5 College-Universities
• 1 Community colleges
• 1 Vocational-technical schools
• 8 special schools
• 58 private schools (95 including Bradenton area)
• 8 Charter schools
• 33 Child care and pre school centers

For a complete listing of Schools by Region and addresses go to: or go to

Regarding Charter Schools. For specifics on what a Charter schools is and enrollment details etc go to
• Argosy University/Sarasota
• Eckerd College
• FSU Film School
• Goshen College
• Keiser College
• New College of Florida
• Ringling School Of Art And Design
• Sarasota County Technical Institute
• University of South Florida at Sarasota-Manatee

Junior/Community Colleges:
◦ Manatee Community College

Vocational/Technical Schools:
◦ Sarasota County Technical Institute

Other Schools:
◦ Goshen College
◦ Nova Southeastern Univ. - Graduate School
◦ Webster University

For specific locations and more information-check with either the school district or your REALTOR.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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