Glades County Public Schools
Glades County Public Schools
Why teach in Glades County? The Glades County School District is in South Central Florida nestled between the blue waters of the Atlantic and the white sand gulf coast beaches. We have all the advantages of a small-town environment with metropolitan areas just a short drive away. The Glades County School District offers higher pay, great benefits, we accept all past teaching experience, and a lower cost of living compared to the majority of other areas in the state. Our community is centered on our school system. Community supporters and partners are committed to the success of both students and teachers. If you're looking to start your career in education or you’re an experienced educator that needs a change Glades County School District wants you! Glades County is an amazing, beautiful place that's home to great people, an abundance of natural resources, and a diverse agricultural landscape. Created in 1921, Glades County was named for the Florida Everglades. The county is located in south central Florida on the western bank of Lake Okeechobee - the largest fresh water lake in Florida that adds tremendous value to the quality of life in Glades County. We are well known for our tourism, cattle, fishing, sugar cane, produce, and citrus industries. We are located just over an hour from the cities of Ft. Myers to our west, West Palm Beach to our east, and just over 2 hours from the major theme parks and attractions of Orlando and Tampa. With a total population of over 11,000 in Glades County, the county seat of Moore Haven has a population of approximately 1,800 and is located on the banks of Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River. The river is part of Florida's Intracoastal Waterway. There are five unincorporated communities in Glades County: Buckhead Ridge, Lakeport, Ortona, Palmdale, and Muse. The Western part of LaBelle is part of Glades County. The Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation is in northeast Glades County. The people of Glades County are diverse in their heritage, colorful in their history, and strong in their faith. People get along with one another as evidenced by low instances of crime. The schools are small, the teachers are dedicated and the children tend to be well behaved. Glades County is a great place to live, work, and play! We currently have 5 schools: Moore Haven Elementary and Moore Haven Middle Senior High in Moore Haven; Pemaytev Emahakv Charter Elementary School and Pemaytev Emahakv Charter Middle School on the Brighton Seminole Reservation; and West Glades K-8 School in LaBelle. Come find all you're looking for with the Glades County School District. We look forward to receiving your information and hearing from you soon!
The mission of the Glades County School Board, administration, teachers, and staff is to focus all students on achievement, attendance, respect and values through positive student, parent, and community involvement.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Glades County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.