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Welcome to Leon County Schools

  • Leon County Schools has been a proven leader in academics for more than a century. We are a student-centered district located in Florida’s capital county, brimming with innovation and focused on excellence. Built on our five pillars of success, we work daily to provide safe, caring environments and promote quality in education through our innovative and diverse school offerings to prepare learners for their future.

    If we can assist in any way, please email us here or call 850-487-7100.

    For student enrollment information, visit the LCS Student Admissions website here, or call Barbara Howard @ 850-561-8982.

LCS at a Glance

  • 49 Number of schools
  • 32,212 Total Students
  • 1,864 Classroom Teachers (FTE)
  • 17:1 Student/Teacher ratio
  • 12.7 Avg # years of teaching experience
  • $8,149 Total Costs Per Pupil
  • 42% Faculty with Adv degrees (Masters or Higher)
  • Over 4,000 Digital Tools / Industry Certs Annually
  • Over 9,000 College Credits Earned for AP & Dual Enrollment
  • 90% 5-Year Graduation Rate Average
  • .8% Top 10 lowest dropout rate in FL(19-20 SY)
  • 64.3% of Seniors choose a Florida College
  • 77 Languages spoken in the district
  • Over $20,000,000 In scholarship money earned in 2023.
  • 3,994 + Locally Hired Employees
  • ~300,000 # of residents served by LCS
  • >118,000 Over 118K residences

Public Notice Announcements

  • Proposed Updates to the District Procurement & Preference Policy

    Posted by Assistant Superintendent Billy Epting on 12/4/2023

    LCS will have a public meeting to discuss proposed updates to the district procurement policy as well as the local preference policy on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 10:00 am at the Howell Building, 3955 Pensacola St.

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  • Public Notice Announcement of the Elementary (K-5) Social Studies Adoption Committee Recommendation

    Posted by LCS Academic Services on 7/31/2023

    Leon County Schools Academic Services Announces the Elementary (K-5) Social Studies Adoption Committee Recommendation

    The LCS Adoption Committee, composed of educators and parents, recommends FIVE textbook adoption options to the Leon County School Board for review.

    • Gallopade Media Florida Social Studies
    • McGraw-Hill Florida Social Studies
    • Analytic Orange Florida History Makers
    • Nystrom Education Young Citizens
    • Teachers' Curriculum Institute Social Studies Alive

    To conclude the adoption process, LCS invites all interested stakeholders to participate in the public review period which will run from July 25, 2023 until the date of a public hearing to be held at the August 22, 2023 LCS School Board Meeting.

    Stakeholders may review online versions of all the texts from which the committee selected, including the recommended text, at https://www.leonschools.net/Page/56958

    September 7, 2023 - Tentative LCS Board Vote on Adoption and Purchase of Recommended Materials

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  • Public Notice of Announcement of a Hearing for a Materials Challenge

    Posted by LCS Academic Services on 6/8/2023

    Public Notice of Announcement of a Hearing for a Materials Challenge

    Originally Posted by LCS Academic Services on 6/1/2023

    I am Billy Jean King by: Brad Meltzer

    The Hearing has been postponed to Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 10 a.m. 

    School Board Meeting Room

    3955 West Pensacola St.

    Tallahassee, FL 32304

    * This hearing is not open for public comment. The hearing officer will only hear from the challenger and Leon County Schools personnel.

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  • Public Notice of Adoption of Instructional Materials - ELA

    Posted by Academic Services on 1/14/2023

    The Leon County School Board is in the process of adopting ELA (English Language Arts) for the 22/23 school year.

    Public School Board Meetings will be held at the Howell Building (3955 W Pensacola Street) on the following days and times:

    • February 14, 2023, 6 pm (Public Comment)
    • February 28, 2023, 6 pm (Public and School Board Comment)
    • March 7, 2023, 6 pm (Board will recommend a selection of materials; start of the public review period.)
    • March 28, 2023, 6 pm (Board will vote on adoption)

    Click on the link below for additional information: https://www.leonschools.net/Page/54262 

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  • Public Notice of Adoption of Instructional Materials - K-12 Math

    Posted by Academic Services on 1/14/2023

    LCS Academic Services is pleased to announce our next steps in the K-12 Math instructional materials adoption process. For each math course, material from the publisher's list has been selected as a recommendation to the LCS school board to be further considered for adoption. Our upcoming work with these recommendations includes

    • February 14, 2023, School Board Meeting - Discussion recommendations and the official start to the statutorily required public review period of at least twenty (20) calendar days
    • March 7, 2023, School Board Meeting - Statutorily-required hearing for public comment or challenge
    • March 28, 2023, School Board Meeting - LCS School Board decision on adoption after considering the committee recommendation and the results of the public review and comment period


    To view the list of products recommended by the adoption committee by course, visit the adoption website here - https://www.leonschools.net/Page/56475


    To provide a comment on or challenge the recommendations for adoption, please complete the form available here -  https://forms.office.com/r/kh4WkS78xv 


    To review the products that were considered during the committee period, please visit the public product previews made available from each publishing company here -  https://www.leonschools.net/cms/lib/FL01903265/Centricity/Domain/35/Public%20Review%20Links%20final.pdf


    To arrange for an in-person review of hard copies of materials considered during the committee period, please email waldens@leonschools.net

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  • Public Notice Announcements - Human Growth and Development

    Posted by Academic Services on 1/14/2023

    The Leon County School Board approved the Human Growth & Development lessons for the 22/23 school year at the April 25th School Board Meeting

    Click on the links below to view HG&D Lessons

    4th & 5th Grade Human Growth & Development Lessons

    6-12 Human Growth & Development Lessons

    Opt-Out letters for Human Growth & Development can be found at the following links:

    Elementary Puberty Opt-Out Letter

    Secondary HG&D Opt-Out Letter  



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Financial Transparency

  • LCS believes in transparency. The following links are recommended under Florida Statute 1011.35. Below you will find links to the LCS Budget, Labor Contracts, Current Bids with Vendors, and more.

    If you have any further questions concerning the budget process or finances for Leon County Schools, please contact 487-7142 or email LowersN@leonschools.net.

District-Wide Announcements

Around the District

  • Kate Sullivan: Teacher Tribute Video ▶️

    Students, teachers and community members from all over Tallahassee are celebrating Kate Sullivan Elementary School on its 75th anniversary.

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  • LCS Safety And Security Updates ▶️

    Security updates from Chief Jimmy Williams at the LCSB meeting last night.

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  • MLK Dreamers & Doers Breakfast (VIDEO) ▶️

    The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior commemorative breakfast program, celebrating the Dreamers and Doers of Leon County Schools

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    James Zhang is not just a student; he's a leader, a chess champion, a beacon of inspiration at Chiles High School, and a student representative for the Leon County School Board.

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