Sarasota Public Schools and Education Options

The Sarasota area is known for its pleasant weather throughout the year, great restaurants, and beautiful white sand beaches that draw visitors from all over. It’s no surprise that Sarasota luxury real estate demand has increased over the past few years as the economy recovered, and that many families are relocating from around the country.

School quality is always a primary concern for those planning to move to Sarasota with their family or start one. Sarasota schools happen to be consistently rated among the best in Florida and even rank among the best in the country, with a number of high quality public and private options available.

Rated the #4 school district in Florida by ranked the Sarasota County school district as #4 in the state of Florida out of 67 total districts that were reviewed. The ranking was based on several criteria including SAT/ACT scores, parent and student reviews, public school district ratings, graduation rates, college preparation, teacher quality and other criteria. gave Sarasota County schools a grade of “A” for Culture and Diversity, “A-” for Health and Safety, “A” for Academics, “B” for Teacher Quality, “B” for Resources and Facilities, and “C” for Clubs and Activities. Parents and students who were surveyed rated the schools 3.8 out of 5 for their overall experience.

Several high-quality schools throughout the region

Sarasota County has 7 charter schools, 8 special schools including the prestigious Pine View School for the Gifted, 6 high schools, 8 middle schools, 21 elementary schools and 1 K-8 school.

Overall quality will vary from one public school to another, however many of the specialty schools and private options in Sarasota County are excellent and rival some of the best schools in the country when it comes to college preparation, average test scores and teacher and curriculum quality.

As experienced realtors with many years of combined experience, we can provide you with more specific and detailed information about all of the school options near any of the neighborhoods that you are considering.

Graded as “A” by the Florida Department of Education

The Florida Department of Education conducts its own review of school districts and individual schools throughout the state each year, and for the 2014-2015 school year it rated Sarasota County schools as an overall “A”. None of the individual schools in the district received an “F” score, and several of them received “A” scores.

These school grades provide an easy to understand calculation of school and district performance and are based on 11 different components including academic achievement, graduation rate, and learning gains.

We can help you find the perfect neighborhood

Some of the best and highest rated public and private schools happen to be located in many of the neighborhoods where we frequently sell Sarasota luxury real estate. These exclusive areas offer a number of benefits including excellent safety for your family, beautiful scenery, locations near some of the top indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities and attractions in Sarasota, and vibrant active communities.

Many parents and former students have attested to the passionate commitment to education, excellent instruction quality, and top facilities of both the public and private schools in Sarasota County. If you are planning on moving to the area and have any questions at all about the schools here, or if you would like to schedule a showing of any luxury Sarasota real estate we are currently selling, please give us a call at (941)-308-6497.