Competing with the country's top performing schools, Leon County School District students continue to score higher than other students on a state and national level in test scores from the Scholastic Achievement Test. This is, in part, due to the superior curriculum and programs the county provides.
Special programs are also provided for students who are gifted, physically and emotionally handicapped, and home bound, in addition to those who participate in such programs as vocational education, special education, adult job preparation, and adult general education.
The Leon County School District by the numbers as of the 2003–2004 school year.
- Total enrollment: 31,857
- Number of facilities elementary schools: 24
- Junior high/middle schools: 7
- Combination schools: 3
- Senior high schools: 6
- Other: 2 charter and 9 other
- Student/teacher ratio: 18.6
- Teacher salaries average: $39,117
- Funding per pupil: $3,485
Public Schools Information
Leon County School District Address: 2757 W. Pensacola Street Tallahassee, FL 32304 Phone: (850) 487-7100 Website: www.leon.k12.fl.us/
Kindergarten Through Highschool
Colleges and Universities Located in Tallahassee
Home to the Seminoles, Florida State University has a student body of 38,000 students. Recognized for its science program, performing arts curricula, and super computing; FSU recently added a new School of Computational Science and Information Technology. Founded in 1888, Florida A & M University, is an historically predominant African American institution with more than 9,000 students. Recipient of national acclaim for its business, pharmacy, and engineering schools, Florida A & M is well known for its "high-stepping" Marching 100 Band. Serving more than 10,000 students, Tallahassee Community College offers a highly regarded associates-in-arts transfer program.
Home to the Lively Technical Center in Tallahassee, this facility is one of ten centers for electronic excellence in the state. Students are offered entry-level training in disciplines of electronics, drafting, aircraft maintenance, and computer service. Keiser College is a private college which provides associate and bachelor degree programs in the disciplines of criminal justice, business administration and the culinary arts. Additionally, if you are transferring colleges, DeVry University will work with you to apply qualifying transfer credits.
With six branches housing nearly 319,000 volumes, the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System offers residents a Tech/Media Section with a computer laboratory, books-on-tape, CD-ROMs, and a large video collection. Special features include a Youth Services section, Consumer Center, Map Resource Center, and Grants Information area. Leon County residents can take advantage of the FreeNet, a free community internet provider that offers instruction and support.
Public Library Information LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library Address: 200 West Park Avenue Tallahassee, FL 32301-7720 Phone: (850) 487-2665
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