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.
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
Great Things are Happening in the Sumter District Schools!
AVID Students Perfect the Art of Public Speaking!
The second annual Sumter AVID Speech Competition was held on February 18th. AVID means " Advancement Via Individual Determination" and students shared how they have become individually determined to succeed.
Sumter Odyssey of the Mind Team Places First!
On Saturday, February 15th, Sumter County's Odyssey of the Mind team competed at the regional competition at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, placing first in their division.
Sumter Super Spellers Named
The Sumter County Spelling Bee was held on February 26, 2014 with Allen Chan-Pong from The Villages Charter School named overall winner. 1st runner up was Tiffany Liu, also from The Villages Charter School with Taylor Salerno from Wildwood Middle High School also placing. Congratulations to all the students!
Amanda Figueroa Named Sumter County's School Related Employee of the Year
The Florida School Related Employee of the Year Program recognizes outstanding education support personnel for their contributions to their schools and communities. The Sumter County School Board is proud to recognize Amanda Figueroa, from South Sumter Middle School, as our 2014 district winner.
South Sumter Middle School Receives National FFA Recognition!
The Future Farmers of America chapter at South Sumter Middle School has been recognized as a finalist for the National Outstanding Middle School Chapter Award. The chapter will participate in the final process at the national convention to be held in Louisville, Kentucky.
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.
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.