Florida



State Governance

State Board of Education

Florida’s State Board of Education consists of seven members, each serving a four-year term and up to eight years of consecutive service. The board members are appointed by the Florida governor and confirmed by the senate.

State Board of Education has authority over:

  • Teacher Licensure
  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Appoints Chief State School Officer
  • Community Colleges
  • One Authorizer of Charter Schools, Among Others

Governor

                Rick Scott (R)

Chief State School Officer

                Pam Stewart

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 58.4%

English Language Learners: 9.2%

Served by IDEA: 13.1%

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools:

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1996

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 653

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 250,583

Charter School Cap Law: None

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Florida intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about Florida’s ESSA approach.