Award Winning Schools provide for a safe and productive learning environment. Sarasota County Schools are exceptional and award-winning, taking pride in the integration of cutting-edge technology into the classrooms to facilitate the shaping of young minds. Many have been distinguished as Five Star Schools with a large number of their employed educators holding advanced degrees. Here, in Sarasota County, all students are offered the best education, with schools and programs meeting all specific needs from “Exceptional Student Education” to gifted student needs and Charter programs/schools.
Sarasota County School Board (941) 927-9000
Charlotte County School Board (800)628-8938 or 941-255-0808
Englewood Elementary School (Englewood)
School philosophy is based on the idea that the purpose of education is to provide a continuation of essential learning. An A+ school, as designated by the stringent criteria established by Florida’s Department of Education Met all…
Situated on 30 acres, the Garden Elementary campus has been completely renovated and updated. Working with the best 21st century technology, each classroom is equipped with “ActiveBoards,” interactive whiteboards for teachers to use while instructing. Among the top scoring schools in the district in 4th grade FCAT Writing. Success…
Laurel Nokomis School
The only Kindergarten through 8th grade program in Sarasota County.
Awarded the Golden School Award for 23 years.
Distinguished as a Five Star School for 10 years.
Situated on 58 acres and comprised of 13 permanent buildings.
A state-of-the-art facility and cutting edge technology promoting high standards…
Lemon Bay High School
Lemon Bay High School has a population of over 1350 students in grades 9-12.
A recently completed technology laboratories are among the most modern in the state.
Continued cooperation with the surrounding communities serving the school enables students to receive scholarship assistance for education after high school graduation. In the…
Pineview School for the Gifted
Designed to meet the unique needs of intellectually gifted students in grades two through twelve on a broad-based campus.
Children are admitted based on a series of tests, recommendations and other pertinent data as required by the State Department of Education.
Promotes high level cognitive skills such as…
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
State College offering Associate of Arts degrees and Baccalaureate degrees.
Previously known as Manatee Community College.
Tuition is 41% lower than average Florida Universities.
Student Leadership Academy
Students enjoy smaller than average class sizes (averaging 20) in larger than average classrooms, all in an intimate school community.
27,000-square-foot, locked school campus is exceptionally safe and secure.
A strong emphasis is placed on community involvement, volunteerism and leadership.
Like all Sarasota County public schools, there is…
Taylor Ranch Elementary School
Advanced Work Classes offered at each grade level, except kindergarten. Advanced Work Classes have been established to meet the needs of gifted and high-performing students.
Awarded the Golden School Award for 16 years
Distinguished as a Five-Star School for11 years
An A+ School for 5 years, as designated…
Venice Elementary School
Serves more than 640 students in grades K through 5.
A student center for South County students identified as mentally handicapped, or language impaired
A magnet school for students identified as gifted, offering full-time placement in gifted education with certified teachers.
Students routinely score among the top…
Venice High School
Leader in “block scheduling” for Sarasota County Schools, providing a firm foundation of basic skills courses, allowing the offering of challenging college preparatory courses, permitting the students to explore a wide range of elective programs.
134 classrooms and approximately 2200 students.
66 acres of campus with a...
Venice Middle School
Serves approximately 700 students and has 37 classrooms</>
The vision of VMS is to provide students with the opportunities, the resources, and the environment to be lifelong learners and productive, responsible citizens in a changing global society
53% of teachers have advanced degrees
An average of 14…