0.2% Native American
101,427 Total number of Students PreK - 12
Pinellas County is the eighth largest district in Florida and 27th out of more than 16,000 districts nationwide.
Our dedicated volunteers and community/business partners are a vital part of our schools, helping students develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to succeed.
The district has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities including mentoring, tutoring and participation in PTA/PTSA and school advisory committees (SAC).
Business and community partners can be involved by allowing employees to volunteer as mentors, by providing financial contributions or donations of equipment and supplies, or by providing internships and job opportunities for Pinellas County Schools students.
For more information contact the Office of Strategic Partnerships at 727-588-5050.
District Choice Programs
Pinellas County Schools offers more than 75 magnet programs designed to accelerate advancement in students’ interests, talents and abilities. District Application Programs offer rigorous educational pathways to guide students who wish to focus on their area of interest from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Magnet programs include the performing and visual arts; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); international studies; journalism; gifted studies; gaming simulation and programming; medical professions, veterinary sciences, construction technology; culinary arts; and more.
|Elementary/Middle Schools (K-8)
|Pinellas Virtual School
|Pinellas Technical College
2017-2018 High School Graduation Rate: 86%
Highest in District History
2017-2018 Hispanic Graduation Rate: 85%
2017-2018 Black Graduation Rate: 76.2%
2017-2018 Exceptional Education Graduation Rate: 72.5%
Where Your Dollar Goes
||Spent directly on students, including teaching, transportation, counseling services and classroom and library materials
||Toward acquiring, operating and maintaining school facilities
||Used for staff training and curriculum development
||Toward central and fiscal services, general administration and district technology
2018-2019 Budget Snapshot
|Total Budget - All Sources
|General Operating Fund Use
|Plant Operations and Maintenance
Pinellas County Schools continues to expand its career and technical education opportunities through certification programs beginning as early as elementary school, as well as new programs and partnerships such as the Summer Career Acceleration Program.
Students earned 13,494 industry certifications during the 2017-18 school year.
586% Internships increase since 2011-2012
248% Apprenticeships increase since 2016-2017
Results on the Rise
Access to rigorous coursework is an essential element in preparing students for college and careers and allows students to simultaneously earn college credits while pursuing a high school diploma.
56.7% Increase since 2013 in AP Exams Taken
50.7% Increase since 2013 in AP Exams with Qualifying Scores
2017-2018 Economic Impact
Through College Credits Earned
12,393 Participating Students Took 20,285 College Level Courses and $12,055,984 in College Tuition*
*Students Enrolled in AP, IB, Dual Enrollment or Cambridge AICE
Based on average cost of $594.33 for 3-credit class at public 4-year university in Florida