District Profile

  • Collier County Public Schools

    CCPS will develop students’ intellectual capacity and confidence in order to be successful lifelong learners with strong moral character who strive to reach their potential as productive members of American culture.

    Inspire students to achieve academic excellence.

    School Board Priorities
    • Academics
      • Implement a knowledge-based curriculum aligned with state standards
      • Improve math and literacy learning outcomes
      • Inspire lifelong readers
      • Refine academic programming options for all students
      • Expand and enhance post-secondary options
      • Cultivate civic literacy and critical thinking

    • Culture and Climate
      • Broaden collaboration with community stakeholders for student-centered decision-making
      • Support and motivate all employees by refocusing resources and ensuring consistent leadership

    • Fiscal Responsibility
      • Maximize return on investment
      • Examine cost-saving opportunities

    • Human Resources
      • Differentiate staffing
      • Differentiate total compensation package

    • Student Conduct
      • Implement consistent enforcement of the Code of Student Conduct
      • Examine student safety and implement enhancements

     Fast Facts

    • The school district and all of its schools are accredited by Cognia, the parent organization for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). 
    • The District employs approximately 3,200 highly qualified teachers, 46% with advanced degrees.
    • We receive help from more than 6,000 active and dedicated volunteers annually who donate countless hours of service to our students and schools.
    • 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.
    • Approximately 54% of our students live in non-English homes, where English is not the first language and sometimes isn’t even spoken.
    • The Collier district is a recognized leader in Florida when it comes to technology. There are approximately 54,000 networked computers in use district-wide, giving us a 1-to-1 ratio.

    CCPS Demographics