Florida’s growing public school system is leading the nation in prioritizing and raising student achievement.
Orange County Public Schools
- By every measure, student achievement in this growing county compares very well to other large, urban districts, and to the surrounding suburban counties in Central Florida.
- Students come from 212 countries and speak 105 different languages.
- For the 2013-14 school year, 16 traditional high schools (76%) earned grades of “A” or “B” based on combining FCAT, graduation rates, college readiness and participation, and performance in accelerated curricular programs.
- For the 2013-14 school year, nearly 60% of elementary and middle schools were high-performers, earning “A” or “B” grades, based primarily on FCAT scores.
- 29% of OCPS teachers have advanced degrees.
- OCPS has a total of 590 National Board Certified Teachers, the profession’s highest credentials.
- Of the district’s high schools, 17 were named “Top of the Class” by the Washington Post.
- Freedom High in Orlando is ranked the 51st “Best High School” in Florida by U.S. News & World Report.