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Seminole County Public Schools

Lyman High School

Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is renowned as a Premier National School District.  SCPS is the 12th largest school district in Florida and is 60th nationally.  It boasts 37 traditional Elementary Schools, 12 Middle Schools, and 9 High Schools.  Student enrollment for 2016-2017 is more than 67,000.  The average experience level of a SCPS teacher is 12.38 years with 46% of SCPS teachers having advance degrees and 98% designated as “Highly Qualified.”

For 39 consecutive years, SCPS High School SAT scores have exceeded the state and national averages.  The 2015-2016 SAT scores were as follows:

SCPS SAT Critical Reading Score:  528        National:  487              State:  474

SCPS SAT Mathematics Score:      528        National:  494              State:  467

SCPS SAT Writing Score:               504        National:  472              State:  454

In addition, the SCPS Grad Rate for the 2015-2016 School Year was 86%, which was 9% above the state average.  Also during the 2015-2016 School Year, 7,267 SCPS High School students took 14,929 AP Exams with a pass rate of 57%.  Thus, surpassing the national pass rate of 56% and the state pass rate of 49%.  SCPS has been a high-achieving “A”-rated school district by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) for 16 consecutive years.

SCPS is ranked #1 in the state in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) and is considered to be one of the top districts in the state in Calculus and Physics enrollment as well.  SCPS is also the top district, out of Florida’s largest school districts, in highest number of students taking and passing Algebra 1 at the 7th & 8th grade level from Spring 2016 results.

SCPS is a proud member of the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking school districts organized by Digital Promise, an independent, bipartisan nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to accelerate innovation in education.  SCPS was selected from a competitive and national pool of applicants based on its leadership, evidence of results, innovative vision for learning, and commitment to collaboration.

SCPS has been named the 1st Full Immersion Computer Science Lighthouse district in Florida by Code to the Future and was awarded a $1 million Re-think Award by XQ: The Super School Project to help fund its problem-solving high school concept PSI High.  SCPS was the only district in Florida to receive an award.

With all the amazing things taking place at SCPS, it's easy to see why Seminole County is among the nations highest quality public school systems and an economic driver for our region.

For higher education, Seminole County is in proximity to more than 35 colleges, universities, technical schools and private institutions as well as continuing education programs that offer on-going opportunities for workers sharpening their skills.

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