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Quick Facts About Broward County Public Schools (BCPS)

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 102 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS, follow us on Twitter (@Browardschools) like us on Facebook and download the free Broward County Public Schools mobile app.

Quick Facts

  • 6thLargest Public School System in Florida
  • 1stfully accredited school system in Florida since 1962
  • 238Schools, centers and technical colleges in it's system
  • 260Thousand plus number of students in the system
  • 204Amount of different countries the BCPS students represent

BCPS Logo 2014-2015 District Profile

Number of Schools
Elementary 137
Middle 40
High 33
Combination 6
Centers 19
Colleges 3
Total 238
Charter Schools 102
Grand Total 340

Includes elementary, middle and high virtual schools.

2013/14 Enrollment
Teacher and Kids

(Benchmark Day Count - 9/9/13)

Pre-K 4,323
K – 5 97,368
6 – 8 49,135
9 – 12 68,496
Centers 5,633
Charter Schools 37,608
Total 262,563

Includes elementary, middle and high virtual schools.

Personnel

(As of 8/28/14)

Total instructional staff 14,457
Clerical, support staff, etc. 9,849
Administrators 1,370
Total number of permanent employees
(above groups combined)
25,676
Total number of Substitute/Temporary 6,970
Total employees 32,646

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2014 School Grades Breakdown

Elementary and middle schools

A 50
B 33
C 60
D 15
F 19

BCPS centers do not receive letter grades from the state.

2014 Charter School Grades Breakdown

Elementary and middle schools

A 31
B 8
C 12
D 7
F 4

Charters offering alternative education and those serving K-2 or K-3 students do not receive letter grades from the state.

2013/14 Student Racial/Ethnic Distribution

(Includes Charters)

White 50.7% 133,180
Black 40.6% 106,584
Asian 3.7% 9,597
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.5% 3,848
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2% 401
Multiracial 3.4% 8,953
Ethnically Hispanic 29.6% 77,826
Ethnically
Non-Hispanic
70.4% 184,737

Due to rounding, numbers may not total 100 percent.

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2013 High School Grades Breakdown
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A 21
B 8
C 3
D 0
F 0

The 2014 high school grades will be released in December 2014.

2013 Charter High School Grades Breakdown

Elementary and middle schools

A 4
B 2
C 0
D 0
F 0
Career, Technical, Adult and Community Education

Approximately 175,000 adult students are served each year at BCPS Technical, Adult and Community Schools.

Average Pupil Expenditure

(As of school year ending June 30, 2013)

Basic K-12 $5,480
ESOL $6,723
ESE $10,617
Career Ed 9-12* $10,999

*The increase in cost per student in Career Ed 9-12 is due to a change in FTE reporting in 2012/13.