The Florida Department of Education recorded 2,791,687 pre-K-12 students enrolled in public education for the 2020-2021 school year. These students attended one of the state’s 3,655 public schools, which includes both traditional and charter schools. Florida has 604 charter schools and 3,051 traditional public schools. The state also has 162 special education schools, 384 alternative schools, 49 career and technical education schools, and 592 magnet schools. Additionally, Florida has the largest state online school in the nation, Florida Virtual School.
Families can fill out a survey with the Florida Department of Education to see if they qualify for one of the state’s six scholarship programs. Along with the many public school options, families may select to enroll their children in one of the state’s 2,739 private schools. This past year, Florida had 364,420 students enrolled in private education. Homeschooling has also been on the rise, with 143,431 students enrolled.