Points of Pride
Pinellas County Schools is committed to growing greatness in each and every child. Pinellas is fully accredited and is nationally recognized for providing choices for families, developing great teachers, advancing the use of technology, and preparing students for success in college and careers. We are proud that our graduation rate ranks at the top among the state’s 10 largest school districts. We have also achieved our highest graduation rates in history for black and Hispanic students.
We offer a wealth of educational choices, including quality neighborhood schools and nearly 80 magnet programs, focused on students interests, talents and abilities. We continue to launch exciting and innovative programs based on feedback from our families. Our academic offerings are complemented by a wide array of extracurricular programs, including nationally recognized arts, music, STEM and athletic programs. We offer dozens of career-focused programs as well as nearly 70 career-preparation programs at our technical colleges.
Our award-winning district is the largest employer in Pinellas County, the eighth largest district in the state and the 28th largest district in the nation.
Great Districts for Great Teachers
The National Council on Teacher Quality selected Pinellas as an inaugural winner of the Great Districts for Great Teachers honor. Learn More >
Magnet Schools of America
Six of our schools won national Merit Awards for exemplary magnet programs from Magnet Schools of America. Learn More >
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
28 Pinellas schools were recognized as America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Learn More >
Ford Next Generation Learning
Pinellas was named a Ford Next Generation Learning Model Community for preparing students for success in college, careers and life. Learn More >
Districts of Distinction
Pinellas County Schools was named a District of Distinction for our Personalized Learning Pathway. Learn More >
The Brookings Institute
Top spot in Florida and a top-10 ranking nationally, two years in a row, for offering school choice for families. Learn More >
Dr. Michael Grego
Our superintendent has received state and national recognition for his visionary leadership. Dr. Michael Grego was chosen as the 2018 Florida Superintendent of the Year and the Florida Association for Career & Technical Education Superintendent of the Year. In 2019, he received the Education Leadership Award from the Hispanic Education Coalition of Palm Beach County for promoting educational equity for Hispanic students. Dr. Grego has also been recognized as the Florida Art Education Association Superintendent of the Year, Florida Music Education Association's Superintendent of the Year and the National School Foundation Association Superintendent of the Year. Learn More >
- 2018 Florida Superintendent of the Year
- Florida Association for Career & Technical Education Superintendent of the Year
- Education Leadership Award from the Hispanic Education Coalition of Palm Beach County
- Florida Music Education Association's Superintendent of the Year
- Florida Art Education Association Superintendent of the Year
- National School Foundation Association Superintendent of the Year