Fast Facts

Schools (2018/19)

Elementary Schools
Middle Schools
High Schools
Special Education Centers & Vocational / Technical Colleges
K - 8th Grade Schools
Number of "Traditional" Schools
Charter Schools
Total Number of Schools


Student Enrollment (2017/18)*

Total Enrollment

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

Budget (2017/18)

$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


Budget Summary (With Complete Dollar Amounts)

Teacher Salary Schedule

Master's Degree Stipend
Specialist's Degree Stipend
Doctorate Stipend
  • 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 does it cost to run the District?

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

Funding for Growth

What is the current Graduation Rate?

The latest figures show the Graduation Rate at 78.7% (December 2017).

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.

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.

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

Our students represent 159 countries and speak approximately 124 different languages. As of September 2015, 34,800 students live in a home where English is not the primary language.

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 11,700 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 11,000 full- and part-time employees. - of those, approximately 5,500 are teachers.

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 67,826 miles a day, taking approximately 72,983 students to and from school. That is over 12 million miles per year!

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.

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!

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.