Among the other recent recognitions promoting Sarasota's livability and destination appeal, Sarasota County public schools have been cited as the best in Florida! Since it is the beginning of the academic year and the beginning of a return to 'normal' school for a lot of students, this top-ranking recognition is especially timely.
For 17 years running, Sarasota has held a top rating statewide and been recognized as the #1 high school district in all of Florida. In our 'Grade A' district, 65 percent of our public school teachers hold a master's degree or higher, compared to the state's average of 41 percent. The high-quality classroom instruction and school facilities are key amenities for Sarasota families and anyone considering a move to our area. These are a couple of reasons that the West of Trail area, where the highly-regarded Southside Elementary School is located, has strong family appeal and high market value.
In addition to top-rated public schools, Sarasota has a lot of other educational choices, including private schools, charter schools, magnet academies, and higher ed institutions like the Ringling College, which is particularly renowned for its film arts program.
Top-rated schools add a lot of value to properties, so they are an important element of your home search whether or not you've got school-aged kids.
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