Okeechobee School District

700 Sw 2nd Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974-5117
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public high schools serving 2,223 students in Okeechobee School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Florida.
Public High Schools in Okeechobee School District have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the Florida public high school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Public High School in Okeechobee School District have a Graduation Rate of 92%, which is more than the Florida average of 90%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Okeechobee High School, with 93% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Florida or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Florida public high school average of 63% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (FL)
# Schools
13 Schools
1,306 Schools
# Students
6,404 Students
993,728 Students
# Teachers
351 Teachers
47,622 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Okeechobee School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 73 school districts in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 71% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (FL)
#58 out of 73 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Okeechobee  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
44%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Okeechobee  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
42%
52%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Okeechobee  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
85%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Okeechobee  School District and public school graduation rate of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.62
0.70
# American Indian Students
83 Students
2,757 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
48 Students
29,628 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
2,781 Students
341,421 Students
% Hispanic Students
44%
34%
# Black Students
433 Students
212,562 Students
% Black Students
7%
22%
# White Students
2,832 Students
370,138 Students
% White Students
44%
37%
# Hawaiian Students
10 Students
1,798 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
217 Students
35,418 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
124
2,336
# Students in K Grade:
476
6,756
# Students in 1st Grade:
473
7,278
# Students in 2nd Grade:
500
7,710
# Students in 3rd Grade:
492
7,790
# Students in 4th Grade:
436
7,593
# Students in 5th Grade:
489
8,731
# Students in 6th Grade:
479
20,526
# Students in 7th Grade:
506
24,912
# Students in 8th Grade:
481
26,779
# Students in 9th Grade:
620
231,761
# Students in 10th Grade:
508
226,340
# Students in 11th Grade:
419
211,252
# Students in 12th Grade:
401
203,964
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,213 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,135. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,787 is less than the state median of $11,783. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (FL)
Total Revenue
$72 MM
$34,349 MM
This chart display total revenue of Okeechobee  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$69 MM
$33,354 MM
This chart display total spending of Okeechobee  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,213
$12,135
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Okeechobee  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,787
$11,783
This chart display average spending per public school student in Okeechobee  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Okeechobee School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Okeechobee Virtual Franchise
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
700 Sw 2nd Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 462-5000
Grades: K-12
| 273 students
Rank: #22.
Okeechobee High School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2800 Us Highway 441 N
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 462-5025
Grades: 9-12
| 1,635 students
Rank: #33.
Okeechobee Achievement Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Nw 34th St
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 462-5125
Grades: PK-12
| 257 students
Rank: n/an/a
700 Sw 2nd Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 462-5000
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Tantie
Alternative School
5050 Ne 168th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-9922
Grades: 6-12
| 58 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 13 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 6,404 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • : 85% (Btm 50% in FL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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