Florida



State Governance

State Board of Education

Florida’s State Board of Education consists of seven members, each serving a four-year term. The board members are appointed by the Florida governor.

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.