Okeechobee County Public Schools


Okeechobee County Public Schools


Welcome to the Okeechobee County School District...where we’re “Achieving Excellence”! Find Something More....Naturally in Okeechobee County...on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee. We are seeking top educators who are committed to excellence for every student, and we invite you to consider joining our exciting educational team at our outstanding, top-rated, public school. With an enrollment of over 7,000 students, the district has experienced slow, steady growth throughout the modern era. We have not experienced reductions in force, other than temporary summer lay-offs, in half a century. We currently have 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 freshman campus, 1 regular high school, and 1 alternative high school. All of these schools are in modern facilities or in totally renovated historical buildings. The district office is in the first brick school building (1916) and the Okeechobee Freshman Campus is housed in the original brick high school (1925). Most of our portable classrooms have been eliminated. In Okeechobee County, we support our new teachers. Our administrators empower our teachers and staff and we offer an environment that rewards and recognizes teachers for the contributions they have made to impact student achievement and make our schools great. Our teachers are professionals and we treat them as professionals by offering continuing education and opportunities to stay abreast of the latest technology and ‘best practices’. We continue to value our teachers input and always strive to make Okeechobee County Schools a productive, successful, and top rated school district. We offer a Competitive Salary, Excellent Benefits, Professional Development, Alternative Certification, an Educator Support System and Florida Retirement.

Mission Statement

Okeechobee County Schools - Achieving Excellence It is the mission of the Okeechobee County School District to prepare every student to enter college or technical training without need of remedial instruction and/or enter the job market at a level significantly above minimum wage. All students will also be instilled with knowledge of the democratic process and possess the attitudes and values necessary to function as productive members of society.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Okeechobee County School Board is an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination on basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or veteran's status is prohibited. Any person who believes he/she may need reasonable accommodations during the application, testing or interview process should notify the Human Resources Office at 863-462-5000 extension 1022.

Okeechobee County Public Schools

700 SW 2ND AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-5117