Student Demographics54.1% White
0.2% Native American101,427 Total number of students PreK - 12
District SizePinellas County is the eighth largest district in Florida and 27th out of more than 16,000 districts nationwide.
Community InvolvementOur 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 ProgramsPinellas 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.
Pre-K 2,755 Elementary Schools 39,459 Elementary/Middle Schools (K-8) 1,916 Middle Schools 19,580 High Schools 28,637 Exceptional Schools 580 Charter Schools 6,526 Other 1,746 Pinellas Virtual School 228 Total PK-12 101,427 Pinellas Technical College 5,060
Graduation DataPlease Note: Graduation rates reflect the 2017-2018 school year. Graduation rates for the 2018-2019 school year will be provided by the state Department of Education in December or January 2020.2017-2018 High School Graduation Rate: 86%
Highest in District History2017-2018 Hispanic Graduation Rate: 85%
2012-2013: 61%2017-2018 Black Graduation Rate: 76.2%2012-2013: 56.4%2017-2018 Exceptional Education Graduation Rate: 72.5%2012-2013: 67.1%
Where Your Dollar Goes
80¢ Spent directly on students, including teaching, transportation, counseling services and classroom and library materials
13¢ Toward acquiring, operating and maintaining school facilities 4¢ Used for staff training and curriculum development 3¢ Toward central and fiscal services, general administration and district technology
2018-2019 Budget Snapshot
Total Budget - All Sources $1,516,629,210 General Operating Fund Use $874,600,000 Direct Instruction $564,784,150 Instructional Support $73,795,659 General Support/Other $38,178,704 Plant Operations and Maintenance $104,542,834 School Administration $59,619,986 Student Transportation $33,678,667
Industry CertificationsPinellas 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 2011-2012248% Apprenticeships increase since 2016-2017
Advanced PlacementResults on the RiseAccess 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 Taken50.7% Increase since 2013 in AP Exams with Qualifying Scores2017-2018 Economic ImpactThrough College Credits Earned12,393 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
Personnel (Substitutes Included) Full-time Part-time Administrative 409 0 Instructional 7,620 100 Supporting Services 4,999 1,068
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