• 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