Schools (2017/18)

Elementary Schools 45
Middle Schools 16
High Schools 14
Special Education Centers & Vocational / Technical Colleges 17
K - 8th Grade Schools 4
Number of "Traditional" Schools 96
Charter Schools 24
Total Number of Schools 120

Student Enrollment (2017/18)*

Pre-K 1,941
Elementary 42,175
Middle 20,683
High 28,368
Total Enrollment 93,167

*Information Based on Cycle 2 (October 2017) Enrollment Count and Includes Charter Schools

Budget (2017/18)

Total: $1.509 billion
Total Budget Includes:
General Fund $876 million
Capital Fund $289 million
Internal Services $130 million
Special Revenue $85 million
Food Services $70 million
Debt Service $59 million

What does it cost to run the District?

The cost per day, to run the School District of Lee County is approximately $3.8 million.

Budget Summary (With Complete Dollar Amounts)

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 2017-2018 with benefits is $66,251 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 77.8% (December 2016). Return to Top
How much scholarship money was awarded to Lee County Students?
2016 graduates from the School District of Lee County earned over $53 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 67,826 miles a day, taking approximately 72,983 students to and from school. That is over 12 million miles per year! Return to Top
How many computers are being used in the District and the number of servers?
There are approximately 118,216 computers in the District with 95 sites networked and 885 servers. Return to Top
How many meals do school cafeterias serve to students?
On a daily basis, average of 25,166 breakfasts and 55,277 lunches are served per day 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 115,673 volunteers worked in our District. They logged approximately 446,608 hours. Return to Top