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Interesting District Factoids

How Many Schools Make Up Lee County Public Schools?

For 2014/15 there are 120 schools in our District:

  • 44 - Elementary
  • 16 - Middle
  • 13 - High
  • 15 - Special Centers & Community Schools
  • 5 - K-8 Schools
  • 3 - Vocational Schools
  • 24 - Charter Schools

What are the school grades from the Florida Department of Education?

For 2014/15 (latest figures not including high schools) the breakdown is:

A: 30
B: 20
C: 14
D: 8
F: 5


What is the current Graduation Rate and Drop Out Rate?

The latest figures show the Graduation Rate at 74.4% (December 2013). The drop-out rateis at 1.3%.


How much scholarship money was awarded to Lee County Students?

Graduates of 2014 from the School District of Lee County earned $52.3 million in scholarship monies to attend colleges and universities across america.


What's the total square footage under roof used by the District?

The total amount of square footage under roof is approximately 13 million aquare feet.


How many students are in Lee County Public Schools?

The most recent data show the District's enrollment consisted of the following:

Pre-K 1,272
K-5 35,014
6-8 16,985
9-12 22,590
Sub Totals 75,861
Special Centers 1,217
Charters 12,086

TOTAL: 89,164 (Including Special Centers and Charter schools)

  • The District is the 9th largest in Florida
  • LCPS is the 33rd-largest district in the United States

What is the range of languages and countries represented by LCPS students?

Our students represent 159 countries and speak approximately124 different languages.


What are the foreign languages taught?

There are five foreign languages taught in our schools: American Sign Language, French, German, Latin and Spanish.


What is the number of Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in LCPS?

The latest figures show more than 8,600 students identified as LEP.


How many Exceptional Student Education students are there in the District?

There are approximately 11,000 ESE students in Lee County Public Schools. Of those, nearly 5,000 are gifted students.


How much is spent per student, on average, in Lee County Public Schools?

The latest figures from the Florida Department of Education show the following:

  • Regular: $6,224
  • ESE Programs: $9,340
  • At-Risk: $6,356
  • Vocational: $6,231

How many employees work for the District?

Lee County Public Schools is one of the county’s largest employers. There are over 10,600 full- and part-time employees – of those, approximately 5,500 are teachers.


What’s the average experience of a Lee County Public Schools teacher?

Our teachers have an average experience of 13.3 years.


What’s the percentage of LCPS teachers who have advanced degrees?

Approximately 35% of Lee County Public Schools teachers have earned an advanced degree (Master's, Ph.D., Specialist, etc.)


How many LCPS teachers have earned National Board Certification?

Currently, 150 District teachers have earned National Board Certification.


How many school buses does the District have?

There are approximately 750 buses on daily routes.


How many miles do the buses drive and how many students are transported?

Our buses travel about 67,000 miles a day, taking approximately 70,000 students to and from school. In a year, those miles add up to about 12.5 million miles.


How many computers are being used in the District and the number of servers?

There are approximately 60,000 computers in the District with 96 sites networked and over 700 servers.


How many meals do school cafeterias serve to students?

On a daily basis, more than 24,000 breakfasts and 48,000 lunches are served in our schools. That totals more than 11 million meals in a year! The most popular item is Chicken Nuggets & Chicken Tenders!


How many students are on the Federal Free & Reduced Lunch Program?

The latest figures show that more than 70% of the K-12 students enrolled in Lee County Public Schools participate in the Free & Reduced Lunch Program. That is an increase of 20% since the 2007/08 school year.


How many volunteers does the District have?

The latest figures show that nearly 16,000 volunteers worked in our District. They logged approximately 425,000 hours, which translates into about $15 million in hourly contributions!


What is the District's budget?

For 2014/15, the total budget is $1.293 billion. The breakdown is roughly:

  • $812.5 million General Fund
  • $184.4 million Capital Fund
  • $136.3 million Internal Services
  • $51.9 million Special Revenue
  • $57.7 million Food Services

What does it cost to run the District?

The cost per day, to run the School District of Lee County is approximately $3.4 million.


Updated: November 2013