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Thank you for your interest in the public schools of Sumter County. Our schools aggressively pursue the goal of helping each student reach their potential and follow their dreams as we continue to expand college and/or career opportunities for all. The pattern of academic success demonstrated by our students can be clearly identified as Sumter has been designated several times as an "Academically High Performing" school district. Richard A. Shirley, Superintendent of Schools

 Our fiscal responsibility to our constituents is evident as well. Your Sumter schools are rated A by Standard and Poor's for our financial stability and responsibility, and A1 by Moody's - a particularly high achievement for a small district. Additionally, the district's fiscal and environmental responsibilities are also evident through its energy management program, where the district is recognized as an Energy Star Partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 The Sumter District's exemplary qualities are the result of all the concerted efforts and wide ranging support provided by teachers, staff, parents, Board Members, the community, and of course the best students in the world! Without everyone pulling together, none of this would be possible.

We welcome your interest, support and involvement with one of the best school systems in Florida.

 Richard A. Shirley
Superintendent of Schools


Preparing the Next Generation Today

The Sumter School District is committed to providing a rigorous and relevant standards-based education in a safe environment.  Through a partnership of students, parents, staff and community, students are given the opportunity to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and contributing members of society.


Great Things are Happening in the Sumter District Schools!


Important Information Related to Implementation of House Bill 7069

During the 2015 legislative session, HB 7069, "An act relating to education accountability" was passed and immediately became law upon being signed by Governor Scott. This bill has an immediate and significant impact on many of this year's students and tests. Please review the following notice that identifies the impact this legislation has for Sumter County students.
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Summer Food Program Feeds Kids for Free
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out.  Each year Sumter County Schools, in partnership with U. S. Department of Agriculture, provides free meals to children during the summer. Any child 18 years old or younger may come to eat.  There are no income requirements or registration.  
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The Student Calendar for 2015-2016 is now Available
Click here to access the 2015-2016 Student School Year Calendar


Sumter County Schools Intends to Apply for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program

The Sumter County School Board intends to apply for the Florida Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program (21st CCLC). This funding would be used to provide an extensive afterschool program. The funding priorities are particularly for students in high poverty and/or low-performing schools. The program helps students: (1) Meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math;  (2) Offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; (3) Offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. The school district is currently completing a needs assessment and planning for grant purposes. For more information, go to or contact Nicole Wade, Sumter County Schools’ Grant Specialist at  



Sumter Schools to be Recommended for 5-Year AdvancED Accreditation

For the past year, the Sumter District Schools has been working on the review process to continue the distinction of accreditation. In January, a visiting team of professionals came to our district to review and evaluate how we meet the needs of our students. While there is always room for improvement, we are excited to announce the External Review Team has recommended to AdvancED that the Sumter County School District be accredited for a 5-Year term. This recommendation will be reviewed by AdvancED and we anticipate the acceditation will be finalized at the annual meeting of AdvancED in the fall of 2015.

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The 31st Annual Sumter School District Scholarship Golf Tournament
Held Saturday April 18th at Miona Lake Golf Club in Wildwood Provides Scholarships for Sumter County Students

During the past thirty years, this scholarship tournament has assisted hundreds of students with the continuation of their education at Lake-Sumter State College, formerly Lake-Sumter Community College.  In 2014 the SSGT awarded $18,000 in scholarships to eighteen students




Aysegul "Ash" Ugur Named Sumter County's 2016 Teacher of the Year!

Teacher of the Year



Wildwood Middle High Lady Wildcat Basketball - Division 1A Finalist!

WMHS Lady Wildcats



Amy Nowicki Named Sumter's School Related Employee of the Year!

Amy Nowicki from Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School has been recognized at Sumter County's School Related Employee of the Year for 2015!

School NomineesSchool Related Employee of the Year - Amy NowickiSREY-Finalist




Voluntary Pre- K Registration Information

Parents of 4 Year Old Children - Voluntary Pre-K Enrollment is Just Around the Corner!
Apply for Their Certificate of Eligibility Now!

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Meet Your AVID Tutors!

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and post secondary opportunities. Sumter District Schools support and build upon the proven AVID practices to better prepare our students for their future endeavors.

Join us in supporting our students through AVID strategies and building a positive academic culture!

Meet Your AVID Tutors!



Skyward Family Access
The Sumter County School District and your school staff are excited to provide access to the Skyward Family Access website so parents can follow their child’s educational progress and the students can stay informed also.   With the Family Access web portal, you can review your child's progress with just a "point and click" from your home or office. Parents and guardians now have access to a variety of student information, such as attendance, grades, and other educationally important information.
Login information should become available from your child's school very soon.
Access Skyward Family Access Here  


Coming Soon - A Brand New Web Site Especially for You!
Over the next few weeks major changes will be occurring to our district and school websites. Please pardon our virtual "dust" during this transition.



Sumter County Schools are Designated as Academically High-Performing
Sumter joined only 10 other districts in the state that met the criteria to be designated Academically High-Performing. Superintendent Rick Shirley offered congratulations to the teachers, students, and staff for a job well done and another successful year.
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The 30th Annual Sumter School District Scholarship Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 26th found golfers helping students further their education while enjoying a competitive round of golf, food and camaraderie with others. During the past twenty-nine years, this scholarship tournament has assisted hundreds of students with the continuation of their education at Lake-Sumter State College, formerly Lake-Sumter Community College. Under the direction of School Board Member, Linda Winchester, the Scholarship Golf Tournament continues to benefit students.

The Sumter County School District sincerely thanks our golfers, individuals and business sponsors for making the 30th Annual Sumter Scholarship Golf Tournament a huge success for our students!

Pictured above are golfers Chris Huddleston and Marc Johnson visiting with School Board member and organizer of the Scholarship Golf Tournament, Linda Winchester.

Sumter Scholarship Golf Tournament

Sumter District Schools Partner with other Community Organizations to Form the Sumter County Partnership for Workforce Innovation and Education
State, regional and county organizations will be working together to meet the needs of Sumter County citizens and businesses.
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Character Education at South Sumter Middle School
Receives National Recognition
The Washington, DC based Character Education Partnership announced that South Sumter Middle School's anti-bullying program will be awarded their Promising Practices Award.
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