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

  • Sumter Earns “A” Rating!

    Superintendent, Rick Shirley, is pleased to announce Sumter is one of twenty “A” districts and is ranked 17th out of 67 school districts in Florida according to a preliminary school grades press release by the Department of Education. Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School and The Villages Charter School received “A” ratings. South Sumter High School increased 28 points, moving up a letter grade and earning a school rating of “B”. South Sumter Middle School and Webster Elementary School also earned “B” ratings. Both Wildwood Middle High (+89 points) and South Sumter Middle (+36 points) had significant increases in total points earned narrowly missing an increased grade rating. Bushnell Elementary, Wildwood Elementary and Wildwood Middle High earned “C” ratings.

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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 Biology, Geometry, Civics and US History were also at or 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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  • Public Hearing on revisions to the 2018-2019 Code of Student Conduct

    The Sumter County School Board will meet on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm

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  • Jr. LEGO League Robotics Expo

    Elementary students in Sumter “Got Pumped” for the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. 2018 season EXPO held at Webster Elementary School on Friday, May 18, 2018. In the AQUA ADVENTURE Challenge, seventy-four Sumter students navigated the uncharted waters of this important resource. Students were challenged to find where the water we use in our daily life comes from and what happens on its way to us.

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  • The 34th Annual Sumter Scholarship Golf Tournament Was a Success!!!

    Tournament was held on May 5, 2018 at Belle Glade Country Club. This tournament is to raise funds for scholarships for SSHS & WMHS Seniors to attend Lake Sumter State College.

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    Public Records Request should be forwarded to:

    Lisa Whitman

    Sr. Director, Human Resources

    Sumter County School Board

    2680 WC 476

    Bushnell, FL  33513

    352-793-2315   Fax:  352-793-2096

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