In August 2019, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance created a new, one-stop education-focused website encompassing all of Broward County - GFLedu.org. When businesses consider relocating or expanding operations in a community, one of the most important decision drivers is the quality and offerings of the area’s educational system. The site presents a comprehensive look at education in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County and aims to tell the story of the diverse, nationally recognized educational options available, including public and private, pre-K through postgraduate. Please visit www.gfledu.org today!
Employers can offer their employees who are parents a choice of highly rated public or private schools in Greater Fort Lauderdale. The county's K-12 programs range from international business programs to the arts, sciences and technology-focused curricula.
Broward County is home to many of the Best High Schools in the nation and state, according to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Nineteen Broward County Public School (BCPS) high schools were named to their list of Best High Schools in the nation for 2017.
The Washington Post included twenty-five Broward County high schools in its America’s Most Challenging High Schools list of top 1,900 public high schools in the nation for 2017.
The district offers a full range of magnet programs, from arts and drama to science, and technology, engineering and mathematics to Cambridge and International Baccalaureate to meet the needs and talents of students. The district has 35 magnet programs in 48 schools at elementary, middle and high school levels. Many programs for grades 6-12 have the opportunity for industry certificates.
The district’s Innovative Schools provide students unique or thematic instruction. Students attending Innovative Schools receive extra experience and exposure in a particular theme. The district has 11 elementary, 10 middle and 5 innovative high schools. In addition, 30 schools located in the Coral Springs, Everglades and Hallandale Innovation Zones, to name a few, offer innovative programs.
National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential that is designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers. BCPS has a total of 854 board-certified teachers representing twenty-five certification areas.
The Sun Sentinel featured a special section in April 2017 which highlighted educational excellence in the Broward County Public School System. To view and share this insert, please click here.