• District Profile

    Collier County Public Schools

    Mission/Vision:

    By providing exceptional educational opportunities that motivate and engage each student, all students will complete school prepared for ongoing learning as well as community and global responsibilities.

    The School District of Collier County serves nearly 45,000 total students in 29 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, 8 high schools, and a PreK-thru-12 school (Everglades City School). There are also 12 Alternative School Programs.

    The district’s two career/technical centers (Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Immokalee Technical Center) and adult education programs (located at several sites throughout the district) offer students both short- and long-term programs.

     

    Fast Facts:

    • The school district and all of its schools are accredited by AdvancED, the parent organization for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). Click here to read the results of our 2012 Quality Assurance Review.
    • The District employs approximately 3,200 highly qualified teachers, 49% with advanced degrees.
    • During the 2014-2015 school year, we received help from more than 5,500 active and dedicated volunteers who donated an amazing 429,000 hours of service to our students and schools.
    • On May 29, 2015, the District celebrated having more than 2,900 high school graduates.
    • Our most capable students have the opportunity to pursue an Advanced Placement Laureate diploma, the most demanding Collier County Public Schools diploma available. The Laureate Program had close to 150 Laureate graduates from five high schools this past year, compared with just three at one school when the program began 19 years ago.
    • There are many opportunities for students to take dual-enrollment college courses, and seven of our high schools are offering the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) diploma for the 2014-2015 school year.
    • English is not the first language for nearly 13% of our students with more than 5,700 (PreK-12) students in the English Language Learners (ELL) program. Collectively, these students speak 80 different heritage languages and hail from 114 different countries of origin.
    • More than 50% of our students live in non-English homes, where English is not the first language and sometimes isn’t even spoken. The percentage increases to more than 55% in grades PreK through 3, where learning to read is so critical.
    • The Collier district is a recognized leader in Florida when it comes to technology. There are approximately 29,000 networked computers in use district wide, with nearly 22,000 accessible by students – giving us a 2-to-1 ratio.


    Overview:

    Collier County Public Schools is dedicated to the learning of individual perspectives and positively contributing to a diverse global community. We invite you to select the different Report Types, Survey Periods, Grade Levels, and compare them to the list of schools below to discovery the diversity in which Collier County Public Schools system is made.