We believe that education is a collaborative effort, and our vision is to build strong partnerships with parents, community members, and other stakeholders to support student learning and growth. We aspire to be a district that is responsive to the needs of our students and families, and that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Our mission is to empower students to become lifelong learners, who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and values they need to navigate a complex and changing world. We strive to provide a rigorous and challenging curriculum that encourages students to explore their interests and passions, while also developing the essential skills they need to succeed in today's global society.
- Make decisions based on the best interest of the students;
- Behave in an ethical manner;
- Prepare students for productive citizenship;
- Be willing to try innovative research-based programs;
- Employ highly trained and dedicated individuals who can work effectively in their assigned positions;
- Treat each person with dignity, and honor their right to be safe;
- Recognize the uniqueness and capability of each student;
- Set high expectation, and embrace a challenging curriculum;
- Celebrate our cultural heritage and the diversity that enriches our lives;
- Embrace (implement as an expected standard) technology to engage students and enhance education;
- Work to involve our community and all stakeholders in the educational process;
- Teach and practice responsibility and service to others;
- Teach students to be accountable for their own actions;
- Focus on continuous improvement for student achievement and professional growth
Wakulla is a small, rural county located in the panhandle of Florida. It covers an area of 607 square miles with 89% of the land classified as commercial forest land, over one-half of which is a national forest and a wildlife refuge. As of 2021, county statistics show a population of 33,739. Wakulla is a bedroom community to Florida’s capital of Tallahassee, and the majority of Wakulla residents who work are employed there. Of those employed in Wakulla, the top four industries in rank order are education; retail; health care; and combined accommodations and food service.
With Wakulla County public schools not only as the most prolific employer, but also as the overwhelming choice of schooling by Wakulla parents, trust in Wakulla’s public education system is of paramount importance for students, parents, educators, businesses, and community members, most of whom are involved with the school system in some capacity. Meeting that challenge requires continuous thoughtful planning, focused implementation, and valid assessment of the outcomes. Using the input from all stakeholders in the decision-making process holds the Wakulla County school system to its primary long-range goals of preparing students for successful employment and involved citizenship.
Wakulla County School District has four elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, one charter school, and The Wakulla Institute, which encompasses drop-out prevention programs and a virtual school. As of September 2022, the total population for pre-school through adult education is approximately 5,700 students.