Tuesday February 20, 2018
Sarasota, Florida is known as one of the best places in the country to live, work, and raise a family. This is due in large part to the city’s thriving recreational and cultural opportunities that offer something for everyone. The business scene is healthy and growing, and the city has top-quality schools and an affordable cost of living. Its rolling white-sand beaches on Florida’s Gulf Coast create an atmosphere of luxury in the friendly community of Waverley, a Medallion Home Community. There are a number of colleges in the area, including New College of Florida, Ringling School of Art and Design, the University of South Florida, Sarasota County Technical Institute and Keiser College. Sarasota is an interesting and wonderful place to live.
The Sarasota County School District is designated as an “A” district by the Florida Department of Education. It is ranked fourth highest in scores in Florida’s standardized tests among the state’s 67 school districts. Sixty-five percent of the county’s public school teachers hold a master’s degree or higher, compared to a 41 percent state average.
The 55 public schools in Sarasota County serve all educational needs and support lifelong learning from pre-kindergarten to adult enrichment. Schools include traditional K-12 schools, charter schools, two schools for students with special needs, a school for intellectually gifted students, an academy for struggling students in grades 8-10, a technical high school and an institute that offers career training for high school students and adults. Pine View School, which serves intellectually gifted students from throughout the county in grades two-12, consistently ranks among the nation’s best high schools on lists compiled by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other publications.
Specialized programs include International Baccalaureate (Riverview High, Brookside Middle and Phillippi Shores Elementary), Advanced International Certificate of Education (Sarasota High), Visual and Performing Arts programs (Booker Middle and High) and the Young Marines (Venice Middle School), the nation’s first all-day middle school program sanctioned by the U.S. Marine Corps. High schools feature learning communities that focus on specific career areas such as Business Management, Marketing & Hospitality (North Port High), and the Venice Medical Academy (Venice High School), to name a few.
Waverley is an exclusive, gated, boutique community of luxury homes in south Sarasota. Located on Proctor Road, the community offers great convenience to I-75 and is between Bee Ridge and Clark Rd, the main routes to downtown Sarasota. Waverley is a short drive from Sarasota’s best beaches like Siesta Beach and Lido Beach, golf courses and is close to everyday conveniences. The public schools slated for Waverley, a Medallion Home Community, are Lakeview Elementary School, Sarasota Middle School and Riverview High School.
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Schools in Sarasota
Alta Vista Elementary
Bay Haven School of Basics Plus
Emma E. Booker Elementary
Gulf Gate Elementary
Phillippi Shores Elementary
Tatum Ridge Elementary
Taylor Ranch Elementary
Toledo Blade Elementary
Heron Creek Middle
North Port High
Suncoast Polytechnical High
Pine View School
Oak Park School