Our vision is "to be the top producer of successful students in the nation"
Orange County Public Schools is making its citizens proud. The district won the Broad Prize for Urban Education in October 2014 for strong academic performance and for closing achievement gaps. The Broad Prize is described as the "Nobel Prize" for urban school districts across the country.
OCPS was presented the Florida Governor’s Sterling Award in November 2014 and again in May 2015 for exceptional management efficiency in its Operations and Human Resources divisions respectively.
Voters overwhelming approved two 2014 ballot referendums: a half-cent sales tax for a 10-year period and a one-mill property tax for four years. The sales tax will pay to renovate, replace or build new schools and upgrade technology infrastructure. The property tax stays in Orange County and pays for district arts and athletics programs, teaching positions, and school activities.
The district is successful in large part because of strong community support from volunteers, philanthropists, business partners and voters.