See Where Sarasota’s Public Schools Rank

Home buyers often choose to live in Sarasota because of the excellent public schools in the city. The Sarasota County Schools district is a top-rated school system, ranking among the best districts in the entire state of Florida. (The level of educational excellence continues in Sarasota’s exceptional universities, including New College, which has been recognized by Niche, US News & World Report, Washington Monthly, and The Princeton Review.)

Choosing the best public school is a priority for many Sarasota residents and home buyers. To make it easier for you to find the right school (and the right home), we’ve listed the schools have earned the attention of the nation for their quality and excellence.

Best Elementary School: Bay Haven School of Basics Plus

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Awards & Accolades: Blue Ribbon School (US Department of Education); “A” Grade (Florida Department of Education); #124 Best Public Elementary Schools in Florida (Niche)

Bay Haven School of Basics Plus is a K-5 magnet school in Sarasota, designed by a local architecture firm based in Lakewood Ranch. Students become well-rounded through a variety of instruction in reading, math, art, music, physical education, and Spanish.

Best Middle School: Sarasota Middle School

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Awards & Accolades: #18 Best Public Middle Schools in Florida (Niche); #65 Middle Schools with the Best Teachers in Florida (Niche); “A” Grade (Florida Department of Education); 10/10 (GreatSchools)

Sarasota Middle School provides students in 6th through 8th grades with a variety of academic programs and extracurricular activities, from STEM subjects to National Junior Honor Society.

Best High School: Riverview High School

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Awards & Accolades: Silver Medal, #81 in Florida, #1074 in the US (US News & World Report); #3077 Best Public High Schools in America (Niche); “A” Grade (Florida Department of Education)

Riverview High School is located in the heart of Sarasota. The school features a strong International Baccalaureate program, an internship program, Career and Technical Education program, Advanced Placement courses (including AP art classes), and more than 40 student clubs.

Find Your New Home with Ease

Sarasota’s strong public school district is one reason that US News & World Report considers Sarasota the #14 best place to live in the nation, ahead of all other Florida cities. We can help you find the right home in this excellent city. Just call us at 941.815.6772.

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