There are 52 traditional (non-charter) public schools in Manatee
County, 34 elementary, 11 middle schools and seven high schools. There are also
11 charter schools and one technical school.
The district has a projected of about 45,800 students this year.
The School District of Manatee County also employees about 5,000 people, about 2,450 of those are teachers, and 580 are teacher aids.
Around 16,000 students ride the bus daily and there are 163 buses that transport those students to and from school traveling a total of 20,000 miles per day and consuming 3,750 gallons of fuel every day.
In addition to hundreds of new students the district also welcomes several new principals:
- Maribeth Mason – Orange Ridge Bullock Elementary
- Carl Auckerman – Johnson Middle
- Jim Pauley – Southeast High
- Omar Edwards – Horizon’s Academy