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
Ten 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 >
Best Communities for Music Education
The NAMM Foundation has twice recognized Pinellas County Schools for its commitment to music education for all students. The honor distinguishes Pinellas as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the nation! Learn More >
Energy Star Partner of the Year
Pinellas earned the Partner of the Year award for the fourth consecutive year. The honor is awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for outstanding contributions to energy conservation. Learn More >
Innovative School District
Pinellas County Schools was honored as an Innovative School District by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Pinellas was one of eight districts to earn this honor. The district was recognized for courageous leadership during the pandemic by fostering a growth mindset and a caring atmosphere. Learn More >
Kevin K. Hendrick
Our superintendent is an innovative leader and gifted communicator with a proven record of improving student achievement, working collaboratively and building cultures of excellence. Before his appointment in 2022, he served five years as the district’s Associate Superintendent of Teaching & Learning Services. During that time, our district achieved a record-high graduation rate, topping Florida’s largest school districts, and increased academic performance in language arts and math. Mr. Hendrick, who also served as Director of High School Education, served nine years as the principal of Northeast High School, leading the school to consistently perform at a high level, and earning national recognition for preparing students for college and careers. Learn More >