Education

The School District of Collier County has 44 schools, including two charter schools. The district serves a total student population of 43,000. There are 25 elementary schools, ten middle schools and seven high schools, plus a Pre-Kindergarten Center (The Learning Center in Immokalee), and a Pre-K through 12 school (Everglades City School). Additionally, 15 Alternative School sites serve 1,200 students. Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology (LWIT) serves nearly 6,000 workforce education adult students during any given semester. Updated 6-15-06 (Source: http://mycolliercounty.com)

  • All of our schools are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.
  • The district employees 2,900 highly qualified teachers, 47% with advanced degrees.
  • Our teachers are among the best paid in the state of Florida, with Collier always ranking in the top districts in the state.
  • Some 101 Collier teachers have attained the prestigious rank of National Board Certified Teacher, including 18 newly certified this past school year.
  • During the ’05-06 school year, we received help from 5,300 volunteers who donated an amazing 251,486 hours of service to our students and schools.
  • Our most capable students are offered the opportunity to pursue an Advanced Placement Laureate diploma, the most demanding Collier County Public Schools diploma available.
  • Our schools are outfitted with the latest technology ~ there are 18,000 networked computers in use district wide.
  • The School District of Collier County welcomes approximately 2,000 new students each year. The trend is expected to continue over the next five years.
  • The district’s Capital Improvement Plan calls for construction of eleven new schools in the next five years.
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