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Glades County Schools

The Glades County School District predates the establishment of Glades County. After the county’s creation in 1921, the Glades County Commission leased the school board building until a new courthouse could be built in 1926. The original school building was located near the old Glades County Jail. In 1951, the elementary school was built, followed by the original high school in 1958. In 1968 a new elementary school was built, and the district used the old building for grades 7-12 until the new high school opened in 2015.

The district had a total of 700 students in 1982 and the facilities have grown with the student population. West Glades School in Muse was constructed as an elementary school in 2005, and now has 500 students enrolled in grades K – 8.

The new Moore Haven Middle-High School opened in February 2015 with an enrollment of 500 students. The middle-high school is averaging an annual growth rate of nine percent, with many students attending from neighboring school districts. This growth is attributed to a strong educational culture, which focuses on helping students develop the skills needed to be productive citizens. Toward that end, the Moore Haven Middle-High School Scholarship Foundation strives to provide a scholarship to college or a technical center to every graduating student who applies.

District wide student enrollment is 1698.

Glades County School District has a diversity score of 0.69, which places it among the top 1% of most diverse schools in Florida. Minority enrollment is 70% and includes a mix of Latino, African American, and Native-American students. The student-teacher ratio is 16:1, which is lower than the state average.

Providing excellent education opportunities is a priority in Glades County.