Leon County Public Schools
Leon County Public Schools
You owe it to yourself to consider joining over 2,200 of your teaching colleagues who serve the students of Leon County, Florida. Leon County School District - with more than 30,000 students enrolled at over 40 schools - is sufficiently large and diverse to provide a multitude of opportunities as you build your career, yet small enough to ensure teachers access to district resources and staff. Consider the many advantages of living and working in our district. Tallahassee/Leon County is a community that places great value on education. - A recently approved sales tax initiative is providing almost $200 million over ten years for new facilities, renovations, and enhanced technology. - Close to one-half of our citizens have received a bachelor's degree or have pursued graduate studies and degrees. - Over 62,000 students are enrolled at three major institutions of higher education - Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College. You will work with an unusually committed and gifted group of educators. - Advanced Degrees. The proportion of our teachers who have attained advanced degrees ranks in the top ten percent of Florida school districts. - National Board Teaching Certification. 129 of our teachers (more than six percent) have achieved national board teaching certification, among the highest proportion of any Florida district. - Teaching Experience. Our teaching staff ranks in the top ten percent in Florida in average years of teaching experience. The district is recognized as among the leaders in Florida in student achievement. - Leon County Schools ranks in the top ten percent in student achievement and improvement on the State's standardized testing in reading and math (the FCAT). - Seventy-seven percent of Leon County schools have achieved a high performing “A” or “B” rating from the state. - Leon County Schools is the only Florida school district to have achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) a
Vision Leon County Schools will be an engaging, safe and respectful learning environment that embraces change and produces high academic achievers who appreciate diversity and become conscientious contributors to our society. Mission The mission of the Leon County Schools is to prepare students to become responsible, respectful and independent learners and contributing citizens in a diverse world of change. The district will facilitate student growth by creating a quality, caring and safe learning environment, and selecting and developing quality teachers, administrators and staff. The district will provide effective and efficient school, district and community support services that address student and school performance improvements. Schools and the district will communicate with and involve parents/guardians, business and the community in activities that celebrate and enhance student and school success.
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