The Alachua County School District maintains the status of one of the most highly regarded public school systems in Florida.
More than 60% of the instructional staff hold advanced degrees.
The county manages 25 elementary schools (including 10 centers), seven middle schools, seven high schools, and 15 Charter schools, for a total enrollment of more than 30,000 students.
For the last several years, the district has received the "What Parents Want" Award from SchoolMarch, the nation's largest school selection consulting firm. Three schools in Alachua County have met the criteria to be designated a "Five Star School", recognizing their exemplary programs that produce higher achievement through the integration of Business Partnerships, Family Involvement, Volunteers, Student Community Service and School Advisory Councils.