To Educate All Students for Success
To Become A Dynamic Educational System of Excellence
Welcome to the Martin County School District! Located on Florida's pristine Treasure Coast, we proudly educate approximately 18,000 PK-12 students in our 12 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 3 comprehensive high schools, 3 special centers, 4 preschool centers and 2 adult education campuses. The District is fully accredited by Cognia, the accreditation organization for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
If you are new to our community and are interested in learning which school(s) your child(ren) will attend, please click here to access our attendance boundary maps. Families also have the opportunity to apply for schools other than their home-zoned school at specific times during the school year.
Please click here to review our District Report Card as issued by the Florida Department of Education.
**If you are ready to enroll your child(ren), please click here to begin the process. **
Top Reasons to Partner with MCSD for Your Child’s Education
Educating ALL students for success is more than a mission statement. Our three high schools - Jensen Beach, Martin County and South Fork - earned a collective graduation rate of 97.1% in 2021. Moreover, the graduation rate for all demographic groups of students increased significantly, boasting an average percentage point increase of 8.28.
Technology is the norm. Each student has access to their own laptop or Chromebook. Students are taught and encouraged to collaborate digitally with one another and how to keep track of their assignments. Our students expertly navigate Google Classroom, ClassLink, Schoology and many other digital learning platforms.
Character education is key. We partner with United Way of Martin County to ensure all students are educated on the six pillars of excellent character - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Students are recognized throughout the year for demonstrating these traits. High school students have the opportunity to earn scholarships for demonstrating their commitment to the six pillars.
Opportunities are endless. With more than 25 Career & Technical Education (CTE) academies, four college preparatory programs (Advanced Placement Capstone, International Baccalaureate, Cambridge AICE and AVID), renowned arts and athletics programs, and numerous extracurricular options, our schools offer something for every learner.
Conservation and sustainability matter. The District was honored by the U.S. Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School Award winner in 2020. We also earned the Florida Department of Education's Silver Green School Award the same year. The Students4H20 organization also calls Martin County home - this student-led non-profit organizes a variety of activities each year that empower students to use their knowledge and creativity to create a sustainable world. Our one-of-a-kind Environmental Studies Center, known as "the gem of Martin County", provides students in grades K-7 with opportunities to participate in hands-on explorations of the Indian River Lagoon, Hutchinson Island beaches, mangrove communities, freshwater ponds, wetlands and more!
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) concepts and opportunities are deeply embedded in our curriculum across all grade levels. A new robotics elective for elementary and middle school students was launched in 2021. As part of our Career & Technical Education (CTE) course offerings, students have the opportunity to experience real-world learning in areas such as digital design, civil/structural drafting, engineering, building construction technology, digital video technology, medical nursing/first responder/assisting/sports medicine, and more! Martin County is also home to one of the most decorated FIRST® robotics teams in the world - FRC Team 180 S.P.A.M.
We are committed to fiscal accountability and transparency. We've earned the Government Finance Officers Association's "Excellence in Financial Reporting" award for 14 consecutive years. The Association of School Business Officials International has recognized MCSD as a recipient of its "Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting" award for 13 consecutive years.
Our educators are excellent. They boast an average of 11 years of teaching experience and more than 30% hold advanced degrees. In 2021, more than 85% were rated "Effective" or "Highly Effective" in the state's teacher evaluation system.
Tailored support is available to all. Dedicated school counselors, social service workers, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, special education teachers and many other professionals provide mental health and exceptional student education services in all schools.
Safety is paramount. MCSD was one of the first districts in the nation to launch the Centegix CrisisAlert system, putting the ability to immediately call for help in the hands of every staff member in the District. All students and employees are trained in the standard response protocol and how to report suspicious activity. The Martin County Sheriff's Office is our partner in safety, assigning at least one dedicated school resource officer to every campus.
Community involvement is unparalleled. Martin County is one of the most philanthropic communities you'll find anywhere in the world. Each year, local residents, groups and organizations support our students and schools in a variety of ways -donating their time and talents as volunteers, funding scholarships, partnering with us to bring new initiatives to our classrooms and more! More than 2,400 volunteers donated approximately 42,000 hours of their time in service to children in the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years, resulting in an estimated impact equivalent to $1.2M.
Our current school grades as reflected in the Florida Department of Education's accountability system are as follows:
Bessey Creek Elementary School - A
Citrus Grove Elementary School - B
Crystal Lake Elementary School - C
Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School - C
Felix A. Williams Elementary School - C
Hobe Sound Elementary School - C
J.D. Parker Elementary School - C
Jensen Beach Elementary School - A
Palm City Elementary School - A
Pinewood Elementary School - D
Port Salerno Elementary School - D