Highlights and fundamental facts about the School District of Manatee County regarding the 2019-2020 school year starting Monday, August 12, 2019:


    • In the summer of 2013, the School District of Manatee County had 18 D or F schools. As of this summer, the District has eliminated all F schools and has two D schools.


    • It takes 677 points for a District to get an 'A' grade from the state. Based on FSA scores from the 2018-2019 school year, the Manatee District received 671 points – six shy of becoming an 'A' District.


    • The Manatee District’s total Fund Balance (reserves) was $14.4 million in the summer of 2013. In the summer of 2018, the total Fund Balance was $30.2 million. That figure is expected to increase when the total Fund Balance for the 2018-2019 school year is finalized.


    • Graduating seniors from the School District of Manatee County’s Class of 2019 earned more than $19 million in scholarships (not including Florida’s Bright Futures) and were accepted into more than 220 colleges and universities including Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Princeton, UNC, the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, Vanderbilt and Yale; as well as virtually every public and private college and university in the state of Florida. Seniors in the Class of 2019 also entered all five branches of the U.S. armed forces.

  • Schools: 64

    46 traditional public schools* (31 elementary, 8 middle, 7 high schools)

    3 Non-Traditional Public Schools

    • Palm View K-8
    • Louise R. Johnson K-8 School of International Studies
    • Horizons Academy

    14 charter schools*

    Manatee Technical College – Three campuses: (Main on S.R. 70; West on 34th St. W. in Bradenton; East on Lakewood Ranch Blvd.)


    *Parrish Charter Academy is a new charter school


    Included Are Three New Traditional Schools Opening August 12, 2019:

    • Barbara A. Harvey Elementary, 8610 115th Ave. E., Parrish
    • Dr. Mona Jain Middle, 12205 44th Ave. E., Lakewood Ranch
    • Parrish Community High, 7505 Fort Hamer Rd., Parrish


    New Programs Begin at the Following Traditional Elementary Schools:

    • Blackburn Elementary in Palmetto starts its first year as a Cambridge AICE School, the only elementary AICE school in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas or Sarasota counties.
    • Daughtrey Elementary in south Bradenton is launching a Dual Language program where students will learn half the day in English and half in Spanish.
    • Palm View K-8 in Parrish becomes the first “WOZ Career Pathway School” in the state of Florida. Founded by Apple, Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak, the goal of the program is to help students begin preparing for the jobs of the future by offering education and experience in high-tech areas such as coding, cyber security, mobile development and drone piloting.


    Total Projected Student Enrollment For The Manatee District:

    Approximately 49,000 students


  • Number of Employees:

    Approximately 7,100 (including short-term and part-time employees)


    Total Projected Budget:

    $841.6 million (all funds based on current projections)



    15,000 - Approximate number of students transported daily last year.

    14,000 – Approximate number of miles our fleet of buses travel each school day.


    Food and Nutrition Services:

    15,600 – Approximate number of breakfasts served each school day last year. Breakfast is free to all students at each school at no charge. (The breakfast program is paid for with federal dollars.)

    28,500 – Approximate number of lunches served each school day last year.