2016/17 School Year

Elementary Schools 45
Middle Schools 16
High Schools 13
Special Education Centers & Vocational / Technical Colleges 17
K - 8th Grade Schools 4
Number of "Traditional" Schools 95
Charter Schools 26
Total Number of Schools 121

Enrollment (Latest Figures)

Student Enrollment (2016/17)*
Pre-K 1,833
Elementary 42,278
Middle 20,552
High 27,927
Total Enrollment 92,590

*Information Based on Cycle 2 (October 2016) Enrollment Count and Includes Charter Schools

2016-17 Budget*** (Latest Figures)

Total: $1.456 billion
Total Budget Includes:
General Fund $857 million
Capital Fund $286 million
Internal Services $136 million
Special Revenue $55 million
Food Services $69 million
Debt Service $53 million

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.

Budget Summary (With Complete Dollar Amounts)

2015-16 (Latest Figures)Teacher Salary Schedule

Master's Degree Stipend $2,500 
Specialist's Degree Stipend $4,000 
Doctorate Stipend $5,000
  • The average school teacher salary in 2016-2017 with benefits is $65,126 for a 196 day, 7.60 hour/day contract.
  • Our teachers have an average experience of 11.2 years.
  • Approximately 35% of Lee County Public Schools teachers have earned an advanced degree (Master's, Ph.D., Specialist, etc.)

Interesting Facts

What is the current Graduation Rate?
The latest figures show the Graduation Rate at 74.7% (December 2015). This figure increases to approximately 85% when looking only at the 13 "traditional" high schools and excluding charter schools.   Return to Top
How much scholarship money was awarded to Lee County Students?
2015 graduates from the School District of Lee County earned $65 million in scholarship monies to attend colleges and universities across america. Return to Top
What's the total square footage under roof used by the District?
The total amount of square footage under roof is approximately 13.2 million square feet. Return to Top
What is the range of languages and countries represented by LCPS students?
Our students represent 159 countries and speak approximately124 different languages. As of September 2015, 34,800 students live in a home where English is not the primary language.   Return to Top
What are the foreign languages taught?
There are five foreign languages taught in our schools: American Sign Language, French, German, Latin and Spanish. Return to Top
What is the number of Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in LCPS?
The latest figures show more than 8,600 students identified as LEP. Return to Top
How many Exceptional Student Education students are there in the District?
There are approximately 11,700 ESE students in Lee County Public Schools. Of those, nearly 5,000 are gifted students. Return to Top
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
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How many employees work for the District?
Lee County Public Schools is one of the county’s largest employers. There are over 11,000 full- and part-time employees. – of those, approximately 5,500 are teachers. Return to Top
How many school buses does the District have?
There are approximately 750 buses on daily routes. Return to Top
How many miles do the buses drive and how many students are transported?
Our buses travel about 65,000 miles a day, taking approximately 77,000 students to and from school. In a year, those miles add up to about 11.7 million miles. Return to Top
How many computers are being used in the District and the number of servers?
There are approximately 74,600 computers in the District with 96 sites networked and over 870 servers. Return to Top
How many meals do school cafeterias serve to students?
On a daily basis, more than 24,700 breakfasts and 48,500 lunches are served in our schools. That totals more than 11 million meals in a year! The most popular items are Chicken Nuggets & Chicken Tenders! Return to Top
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.  Return to Top
How many volunteers does the District have?
The latest figures show that nearly 19,000 volunteers worked in our District. They logged approximately 548,000 hours, which translates into about $19 million in hourly contributions! Return to Top