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 more than 47,000 total students in 29 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, 8 high schools, and a PreK-thru-12 school (Everglades City School). There are also 13 Alternative School Programs.
The district’s two technical colleges (Lorenzo Walker Technical College and Immokalee Technical College) and adult education programs (located at several sites throughout the district) offer students both short- and long-term programs.
- 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 2015-2016 school year, we received help from more than 5,500 active and dedicated volunteers who donated an amazing 290,000 hours of service to our students and schools.
- On June 3, 2016, the District celebrated having more than 2,800 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 more than 130 Laureate graduates from six high schools this past year, compared with just three at one school when the program began 20 years ago.
- There are many opportunities for students to take dual-enrollment college courses and a wide variety of Advanced Placement courses. Additionally, seven of our high schools are offering the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) diploma for the 2016-2017 school year.
- English is not the first language for 14% of our students with more than 6,600 (PreK-12) students in the English Language Learners (ELL) program. Collectively, these students speak 85 different heritage languages and hail from 121 different countries of origin.
- More than 52% 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 37,000 networked computers in use district wide, with nearly 30,000 accessible by students – giving us a 1.5-to-1 ratio.
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.