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Highlands County School District


Highlands County School District is located close to the center of Florida. Highlands County School District has 1,016.61 square miles of land area and 89.42 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Highlands County School District population is 98,261. Highlands County School District median household income is $35,911 in 2010-2014. Highlands County School District median house value is $87,700 in 2010-2014. On average, Highlands County School District is worse than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (52 out of 67, bottom 22%)
Elementary/Middle School: (50 out of 67, bottom 25%)*
Rank: #52
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:23
Population98,261 (2010-2014), rank #36
Population Growth0.54% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:88.84/sq mi, rank #38
Median Household Income:$35,911 at 2010-2014—5.93% increase since 2005-2009, rank #58
Median House Price:$87,700 at 2010-2014—-27.82% increase since 2005-2009, rank #52
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:1,016.61 sq mi, rank #14
Water Area:89.42 sq mi (8.08%), rank #41
County:Highlands County
City:Sebring, Lorida, Lake Placid, Venus, Okeechobee, Avon Park
Zip:33876, 33875, 33870, 33857, 33872, 33852, 33960, 34974, 33825
Area:Sebring, FL
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Highlands County School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

426 School St
Sebring FL, 33870, Highlands County
Phone: 863-471-5564

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:12,20012,07111,99812,12812,09712,24912,401
English Language Learner Students:718677562548571638696
Total Teachers:791.10769.22702.88727.08886.00915.50842.00
Total Other Staff:748.23817.92803.99826.27813.00829.00873.00
Instructional Aides:130.00138.00141.00154.00146.00140.00144.00
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:
Total Guidance Counselors:24.3924.3024.3024.8826.0026.0028.00
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:16.3916.3016.3016.8819.0018.0020.00
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:16.0015.0016.004.000.0013.0014.00
District Administrators:13.0011.0012.0011.0010.0014.0012.00
District Administrative Support:112.00111.00111.00119.00116.00116.00124.00
School Administrators:46.9047.4647.5848.2843.0047.0047.00
School Administrative Support:50.0081.0073.0070.0047.0050.0055.00
Student Support Services:47.9445.1645.1145.5355.0057.0071.00
Other Support Services:303.00339.00326.00335.00353.00348.00360.00
Student-Teacher Ratio:15.4215.6917.0716.6813.6513.3814.73


Avon Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   705 Winthrop St, Avon Park FL 33825
Avon Park High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   700 East Main St, Avon Park FL 33825
Avon Park Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   401 South Lake Ave, Avon Park FL 33825
Cracker Trail Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   8200 Sparta Rd, Sebring FL 33875
Fred Wild Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   3550 Youth Care Ln, Sebring FL 33870
Highlands County Hospital/Homebound Program Kindergarten to Grade 12   426 School St, Sebring FL 33870
Highlands County Schools Jail Program Grade 9 to Grade 12   426 School St, Sebring FL 33870
Highlands Virtual Franchise Grade 6 to Grade 12   426 School St, Sebring FL 33870
Highlands Virtual Instruction Program Kindergarten to Grade 12   426 School St, Sebring FL 33870
Hill-Gustat Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   4700 Schumacher Rd, Sebring FL 33872
Lake Country Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   516 County Rd 29, Lake Placid FL 33852
Lake Placid Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   101 Green Dragon Dr, Lake Placid FL 33852
Lake Placid High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   202 Green Dragon Dr, Lake Placid FL 33852
Lake Placid Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   201 South Tangerine Ave, Lake Placid FL 33852
Memorial Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   867 Memorial Dr, Avon Park FL 33825
Non-Enrolled Pk Exceptional Ed Program Prekindergarten to Prekindergarten   426 School St, Sebring FL 33870
Park Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   327 East Palmetto St, Avon Park FL 33825
Sebring High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   3514 Kenilworth Blvd, Sebring FL 33870
Sebring Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   500 East Center Ave, Sebring FL 33870
Sun 'n Lake Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   4515 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Sebring FL 33872
The Academy At Youth Care Lane Grade 6 to Grade 12   4121 Youth Care Ln, Sebring FL 33870
The Kindergarten Learning Center Kindergarten to Kindergarten   3560 Us Hwy 27 South, Sebring FL 33870
Woodlawn Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 12   817 Woodlawn Dr, Sebring FL 33870

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
EOC Test
2012Algebra 1End of courseMean Scaled Score406402
2013Algebra 1End of courseMean Scaled Score394406
2013Biology 1End of courseMean Scaled Score400404
2013GeometryEnd of courseMean Scaled Score402403
2004Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score314323
2005Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score324322
2006Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score322324
2007Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score323323
2008Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score318327
2009Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score319327
2010Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score325331
2011Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score326329
2004Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score292300
2005Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score296296
2006Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score293298
2007Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score299300
2008Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score292306
2009Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score294305
2010Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score296310
2011Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score297309
2012Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score241244
2013Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score244246
2006Science11th GradeMean Scaled Score297298
2007Science11th GradeMean Scaled Score300302
2008Science11th GradeMean Scaled Score296304
2009Science11th GradeMean Scaled Score290303
2010Science11th GradeMean Scaled Score293306
2011Science11th GradeMean Scaled Score299307
2007Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score328328
2008Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score337333
2009Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score338337
2010Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score336337
2011Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score336337
2012Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score201202
2013Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score203201
2007Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score307309
2008Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score313313
2009Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score310313
2010Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score311314
2011Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score310314
2012Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score199201
2013Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score199201
2004Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score297312
2005Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score305312
2006Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score302318
2007Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score311319
2008Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score319324
2009Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score323330
2010Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score321330
2011Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score327331
2012Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score212215
2013Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score215215
2004Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score310318
2005Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score314319
2006Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score303314
2007Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score309316
2008Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score313319
2009Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score317324
2010Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score313323
2011Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score319323
2012Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score210213
2013Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score208212
2007Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score320332
2008Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score326333
2009Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score325335
2010Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score326336
2011Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score321336
2012Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score218222
2013Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score216221
2007Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score300310
2008Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score297305
2009Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score301311
2010Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score300310
2011Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score296310
2012Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score219221
2013Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score218220
2006Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score294299
2007Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score296306
2008Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score303310
2009Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score301314
2010Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score309318
2011Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score307322
2012Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score309322
2013Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score197201
2004Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score298301
2005Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score295305
2006Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score306312
2007Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score304307
2008Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score303313
2009Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score313316
2010Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score310319
2011Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score314319
2012Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score224227
2013Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score227226
2004Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score295297
2005Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score294299
2006Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score305311
2007Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score299306
2008Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score300310
2009Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score307313
2010Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score305315
2011Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score307315
2012Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score222225
2013Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score223225
2007Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score310312
2008Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score314315
2009Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score307314
2010Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score308314
2011Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score308314
2012Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score233236
2013Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score232235
2007Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score305313
2008Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score308315
2009Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score308318
2010Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score314322
2011Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score316322
2012Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score229231
2013Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score226231
2004Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score307311
2005Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score312313
2006Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score309314
2007Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score309318
2008Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score320324
2009Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score318322
2010Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score316324
2011Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score319325
2012Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score240243
2013Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score240240
2004Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score295295
2005Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score295297
2006Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score291299
2007Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score295303
2008Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score304310
2009Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score306312
2010Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score302312
2011Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score304313
2012Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score235237
2013Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score234237
2006Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score282289
2007Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score286298
2008Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score300305
2009Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score292305
2010Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score298310
2011Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score301315
2012Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score301316
2013Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score197200
2007Math9th GradeMean Scaled Score294302
2008Math9th GradeMean Scaled Score298309
2009Math9th GradeMean Scaled Score304313
2010Math9th GradeMean Scaled Score304311
2007Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score298308
2008Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score302313
2009Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score306316
2010Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score306317
2011Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score305317
2012Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score236240
2013Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score235240

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$107,965,000$8,999 $121,128,000$9,987 $121,768,000$10,066 
Total Expenditures:$107,262,000$8,940 $118,051,000$9,734 $124,973,000$10,331 
Total Current Expenditures:$101,383,000$8,450 $109,591,000$9,036 $108,996,000$9,010 
Instructional Expenditures:$55,760,000$4,64755.0%$61,240,000$5,04955.9%$60,283,000$4,98355.3%
Student and Staff Support:$12,029,000$1,00311.9%$13,166,000$1,08612.0%$13,181,000$1,09012.1%
Operations, Food, Other:$23,819,000$1,98523.5%$24,827,000$2,04722.7%$25,560,000$2,11323.5%
Total Capital Outlay:$2,573,000$214 $4,992,000$412 $12,310,000$1,018 
Construction:$802,000$67 $1,730,000$143 $9,206,000$761 
Total Other:$541,000$45 $579,000$48 $656,000$54 
Interest on Debt:$2,765,000$230 $2,889,000$238 $3,011,000$249 
Total Salary:$58,723,000$4,894 $60,695,000$5,005 $61,205,000$5,060 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$36,682,000$3,05762.5%$37,584,000$3,09961.9%$38,367,000$3,17262.7%
Other Salary:$22,041,000$1,83737.5%$23,111,000$1,90638.1%$22,838,000$1,88837.3%
Total Benefit:$19,655,000$1,638 $24,291,000$2,003 $23,964,000$1,981 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$11,305,000$94257.5%$14,151,000$1,16758.3%$14,056,000$1,16258.7%
Other Benefit:$8,350,000$69642.5%$10,140,000$83641.7%$9,908,000$81941.3%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

    2007     2006  
Teachers with Bachelor Degree:77.7%82.1%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:22.1%17.7%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:14.0 years14.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:33.3%32.9%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:16.3%15.8%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:21.1%21.8%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:19.9%18.2%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:9.5%11.3%
Mean Base Salary:$40,511.0$38,085.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$33,489.0$31,894.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$36,577.0$34,609.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$45,213.0$42,707.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$50,700.0$49,015.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:$51,351.0$49,543.0

* Highlands County School District was rated 2 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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