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 48,000 total students in 29 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, 8 high schools, and a PreK-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 2017 Quality Assurance Review.
- The District employs approximately 3,200 highly qualified teachers, 49% with advanced degrees.
- We receive help from more than 5,500 active and dedicated volunteers annually who donate countless hours of service to our students and schools.
- On May 24, 2019, the District celebrated having more than 3,200 high school graduates.
- There are many opportunities for students to take dual-enrollment courses and a wide variety of Advanced Placement and Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) courses.
- English is not the first language for nearly 16% of our students with more than 7,500 (K-12) students in the English Language Learners (ELL) program. Collectively, these students speak 104 different heritage languages and hail from 76 different countries of origin.
- More than 46% 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 nearly 56% 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 38,000 networked computers in use district-wide, with nearly 30,000 accessible by students – giving us a 1.5-to-1 ratio.