SUMTER COUNTY School District

  • 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 Sumter District Schools

  • Notice of Budget Hearing

    The District School Board of Sumter County will soon consider a budget for 2017-2018.

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  • RISE Summer Math Academy Completes 4th Summer

    The 4th Annual RISE Summer Math Academy for South Sumter High (SSHS) and Wildwood Middle High School (WMHS) students ran from June 5 – June 22, 2017.

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  • Welcome Back! Students Return August 10th!

    We are excited to begin a new school year!

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  • Sumter is a Top Florida School District

    School Superintendent Rick Shirley is pleased to announce Sumter is ranked 16th out of 67 school districts in Florida according to a preliminary school grades press release by the Department of Education. Bushnell Elementary, Lake Panasoffkee Elementary and The Villages Charter received “A” ratings. Wildwood Elementary School increased 124 points, moving up two letter grades and earning a school rating of “B”. South Sumter Middle and Webster Elementary also earned “B” ratings. South Sumter High School and Wildwood Middle High School earned “C” ratings despite a significant increase in total points earned. Sumter is one of thirty-seven “B” districts with only eleven “A” districts statewide.

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  • Sumter Surpasses the State Average on State Assessments

    Sumter County is among the top school districts on state assessments, according to the latest wave of preliminary testing information released by the Department of Education. The data shows the percent of students proficient by state, district and school. These categories show how the students of Sumter performed on the tests compared to all other students in Florida who took the same test. Students in Sumter exceeded the state average in grades 3-10 on the English Language Arts FSA, grades 3-8 on the Mathematics FSA, and grades 5 and 8 on the Statewide Science Assessment! End of Course exam results for Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Civics and US History were also above the state average. School superintendent Rick Shirley said, "We are proud of the efforts of our students and staff, and we will continue looking for ways to improve any areas of weakness."

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