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Martin County is home to one of the highest performing school districts in Florida.

The Martin County School District is also the second largest employer in Martin County, with approximately 2,400 personnel. These teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to providing students with a quality education in a safe and supportive environment.

Approximately 18,000 students attend the Martin County School District’s 12 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, one alternative school and the Challenger school, which serves students with severe emotional and/or physical disabilities. A variety of programs are also available for pre-K children and adult education students.  Among the recognitions earned by the Martin County School District:

•   The district is consistently ranked among the top 10 school districts
in the state based on the results of the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT).

•   The district has the second highest graduation rate at 95.2 percent
and the second lowest dropout rate among Florida’s 67 school
districts, according to the Florida Department of Education.

•   SAT results show high school seniors in Martin County scored
higher than both state and national averages.

The core curriculum in each Martin County school centers on reading, writing, math and science. The district’s schools also provide impressive programs in the arts and humanities, athletics and career and technical education. The many areas of interest high school students can pursue include pre-engineering, health science, marketing management, culinary arts, automotive service/repair and refinishing, television production, finance and accounting, digital design, landscape operations, medical science and Web design services.

High school students can also enroll in the MCHS Microsoft School of Information Technology Certification, the School of Visual Communications and Journalism and the Academy of Architectural Technology and Construction Management. In addition, high school students can enroll in the International Baccalaureate Program, Honors and Advanced Placement courses as well as Dual Enrollment courses, which allow them to earn college credits while still in high school.
 
For a complete listing of the Career and Technical Education Programs at each high school, or for more information on the Martin County School District, please visit www.sbmc.org or call
(772) 219-1200.

Barry University (http://www.barry.edu/), founded in 1940, is the second largest private Catholic university in the Southeast whose main campus is in Miami Shores.  The School of Adult and Continuing Education, located on the Treasure Coast, offers bachelors and masters programs designed for working adults in an accelerated format.  Classes are small, and meet in the evenings or on Saturday.   Students can receive up to 30 college credits for learning acquired through work experience and community service through the portfolio process. You can transfer college credits previously earned at regionally accredited institutions, from CLEP exams, military training and other qualifications. Academic advisors at Barry provide personal attention, you learn from faculty who are experts in their field and you learn in a caring environment.  Barry University participates in the full range of state and federal financial aid programs and is a military friendly institution.  Find out more information at the website www.barry.edu/ace or by calling 772-871-8000.

Florida Atlantic University (http://www.fau.edu), based in Boca Raton, offers 170 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs and enrolls 30,000 students. Florida Atlantic University covers a 6-county region and is strongly committed to continuing its longtime relationship with communities on the Treasure Coast as a partner in higher education and research innovation. Treasure Coast students are now being served at FAU’s Jupiter and Boca Raton campuses and at the FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, a world-class center of marine research and education.

FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) in Fort Pierce is dedicated to exploring the world's oceans - integrating the science and technology of the sea with the needs of humankind. HBOI is involved in research and education in the marine sciences; biological, chemical, and environmental sciences; marine biomedical sciences; marine mammal conservation; aquaculture; and ocean engineering. The Ocean Discovery Center on campus serves as the local community's window into ocean science research and discoveries conducted at HBOI at FAU. The educational exhibits on display in the center are designed to promote awareness of the critical need for an increased understanding of the world's oceans, as well as Harbor Branch's role in fostering that understanding through its research mission. Operating hours are Monday - Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 772-465-2400, extension 293.

Located in the Abacoa Community just south of Martin County, the John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter is one of FAU's fastest growing, with business, education and arts & humanities as its largest areas of study. Additionally, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, FAU's all-honors liberal arts college, is located here. What's more, this campus hosts scientists from the Scripps Research Institute.

Florida State UniversityThe Florida State University College of Medicine (www.med.fsu.edu/ftpierce), created in 2000 to produce “compassionate physicians for the 21st century,” is the first new medical school of the century to be reaccredited. It offers the M.D. degree; the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences; and the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Bridge to Clinical Medicine Major. The College of Medicine’s mission emphasizes patient-centered health care and service to elder, rural, minority and underserved populations.

FSU medical students spend their first two years at the main campus in Tallahassee. Fort Pierce is one of six Florida cities that host a regional campus, where students spend Years 3 and 4. (The other regional campuses are in Daytona Beach, Orlando, Pensacola and Sarasota as well as Tallahassee.) There also are rural training sites in Marianna and Immokalee, in addition to Thomasville, Ga.

Rather than learning in an academic medical center, students learn one-on-one from community physicians in their offices, clinics and other outpatient settings as well as in hospitals. The Fort Pierce Regional Campus partners with several Treasure Coast healthcare institutions and over 240 local physicians to provide clinical training to students. As of summer 2012 the Fort Pierce Regional Campus had produced 54 of the 567 total FSU College of Medicine graduates. More than half of these graduates went to train in primary care residencies.

Indian River State College (http://www.irsc.edu) has earned a statewide and national reputation for excellence. Dedicated to the success of each student, IRSC offers over 150 programs leading to Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate Degrees, Technical Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas. Continuing a 50-year tradition of responsiveness to community needs, IRSC is committed to advancing the educational, cultural, career training, workforce, and economic development of its surrounding area. IRSC is recognized as a key partner in the continuing development of the Research Coast region and as a national model for innovative use of technology in education.

Combining quality and affordability, IRSC is ranked in the top 10 of public regional colleges in the South by US News & World Report and as the 5th Most Affordable College in the country by the U.S. Department of Education.  The region’s comprehensive educational provider, state-designated career and technical center, and cultural hub, IRSC has a reputation for quality that inspires over 32,000 people to enroll in classes each year.

To support the economic development of Martin County, IRSC operates a High-Tech Business Incubator in Stuart with affordable space, office support, high speed Internet access and technology resources. In addition to preparing a well-trained workforce, the College provides customized business training to numerous Martin County firms and organizations each year through the Corporate and Community Training Institute (CCTI @ IRSC).

As part of the College’s expansion of occupational programs in Martin County, IRSC offers career-oriented training programs in Indiantown.

Clark Advanced Learning Center (www.clarkadvancedlearningcenter.org) is a public nationally-modeled charter high school located on the IRSC Chastain Campus in Stuart. Clark serves over 200 high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Clark students have the opportunity to complete one or two years of college at no cost through dual enrollment, engage in internships related to their interests, and utilize technology in project-based learning.  A personal laptop computer is assigned to each student while in attendance at the school.  An A-rated, High-Performing Charter School, the Clark has been ranked as the seventh best high school in the state by the Florida Department of Education. 

Adult Education students gain employability skills as they prepare for their high school diploma at the IRSC Chastain Campus and other community outreach locations throughout the county. Free GED preparation and English as a Second Language instruction is also available.

Keiser University (http://www.keiseruniversity.edu), with more than 16,000 students offers 14 university locations and 32 total locations in the U.S. and abroad, including a campus in Port St. Lucie. The university specializes in a "students first" environment that assures small classes, affording its students individualized attention and access to instructors who are experienced in the fields in which they teach. Flexible class schedules - day, night, or online classes. One class at a time - complete one month-long class before moving on to another. Associates, Bachelors, Graduate and Doctorate programs. Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Fortis (http://www.fortis.edu) offers career education and training programs in the nursing, healthcare, medical, dental, business, information technology, skilled trades, massage and cosmetology career fields.  That makes Fortis a post-secondary network of colleges and institutes with a wide variety of educational choices. For more information about Fortis, call 855-4-FORTIS.

Northwood University (http://www.northwood.edu/fl/) in West Palm Beach offers associate and bachelor degrees in a variety of business management programs. A private, fully accredited, coeducational college stresses the free enterprise approach to business. Northwood also offers non-traditional programs for adults who are working full-time, or are re-entering the work force, or are learning a new career. For more information call 800-622-9000.

Public Schools

Pre-school Centers

Salerno Schoolhouse
3490 SE Salerno Road
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 219-1893

Salerno Learning Center
3400 SE Lionel Terrace
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 219-1620

Perkins Center
16868 SW Palm Beach Street
Indiantown, FL 34956
(772) 597-2685

Elementary Schools

Bessey Creek Elementary
2201 SW Matheson Avenue
Palm City, FL 34990
781-4699

Citrus Elementary
2527 SW Citrus Blvd.
Palm City, FL 34990
223-2513

Crystal Lake Elementary
2095 SW 96th Street
Stuart, FL 34997
288-0900

Felix A. Williams Elementary
401 NE Baker Road
Stuart, FL 34994
692-3444

Hobe Sound Elementary
11550 SE Gomez Avenue
Hobe Sound, FL 34956
(772) 597-2146

Jensen Beach Elementary
2525 NE Savannah Road
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 334-1660

J.D. Parker Elementary
1050 SE 10th Street
Stuart, FL 34996
(772) 219-1555

Palm City Elementary
1951 SW 34th Street
Palm City, FL 34990
(772) 288-3030

Pinewood Elementary
5200 SE Willoughby Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34997
288-0002

Port Salerno Elementary
4890 SE Jack Ave.
Stuart, FL 34997
288-2590

SeaWind Elementary
3700 SE Seabranch Blvd.
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
(772) 545-9280

Warfield Elementary
15261 S. W. 150th Street
Indiantown, FL 34956
(772) 597-2551

Martin County School District
500 East Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34994
772-219-1200
http://www.sbmc.org

Superintendent Of Schools
Sarah Wilcox
P. O. Box 1049
500 SE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34995
(772) 287-6400, EXT 201

Middle Schools

Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School
7000 SE Atlantic Ridge Drive
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 221-7100

Hidden Oaks Middle School
2801 SW Martin Highway
Palm City, FL 34990
(772) 219-1655

Indiantown Middle School
16303 SW Farm Road
Indiantown, FL 34956
(772) 597-2146

Murray Middle School
4400 SE Murray Street
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 287-4467

Stuart Middle School
575 SE Georgia Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 287-4111

High Schools

Clark Advanced Learning Center
2400 S.E. Salerno Road
Stuart FL 34997
(772) 419-5750

Jensen Beach High School
2875 NW Goldenrod Road
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 232-3500

Martin County High School
2801 S Kanner Hwy.
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 287-0701

South Fork High School
10205 Pratt Whitney Road
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 287-9810

Specialized Programs

Career & Technical Education
Elia R. Vidaillet - District Specialist
500 SE Ocean Boulevard
Building 30, Room 27
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 219-1200 Ext. 30259

Challenger School
Exceptional Student Education
5150 SE Willoughby Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 283-9919

Environmental Studies Center
2900 NE Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 219-1887

Indiantown Education Center
156555 SW Osceola Street
Indiantown, FL 34956
(772) 597-5130

Medvance Institute
851 S.E. Johnson Ave.
Stuart, FL 4994

Spectrum Jr./Sr. High School
800 SE Bahama Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 220-3831

Teenage Parent Center
Florida First Start Resource Center
15255 SW Jackson Avenue
Indiantown, FL 34956
(772) 597-5054

Private Schools

Bridges Montessori
51 SE Central Parkway
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 221-2117

Community Christian Academy
777 SE Salerno Road
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 288-7227

First Baptist Christian School
201 W. Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 288-7227

Hobe Sound Christian Academy
11305 SE Gomez Avenue
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
(772) 545-1455

Martin Downs Montessori School
3001 SW Millcreek Way
Palm City, FL 34990
(772) 220-3235


Redeemer Lutheran School
2450 SE Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34996
(772) 286-0932

Samaritan House for Boys
1490 SE Cove Road
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 287-4123

St. Joseph Catholic School
1200 SE 10th Street
Stuart, FL 34996
(772) 287-6975

The Pine School
Age 3 - Grade 6
1300 SE 10th Street
Stuart, FL 34996
(772) 283-1222

The Pine School
Grade 6 - 12
12350 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455 
(772) 675-7005

Colleges & Universities

Barry University
337 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL
1-800-698-6294/871-8000

Chapman School of Seamanship
4343 SE St. Lucie Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34997
283-8130

Florida Atlantic University
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
462-4718

Florida State University College
of Medicine
Fort Pierce Regional Campus
2498 S. 35th St.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
(772) 464-0034

Hobe Sound Bible College
11305 SE Gomez Avenue
Hobe sound, FL 33455
283-7117

Indian River State College
Chastain Campus
2400 SE Salerno Road
Stuart, FL 34997
283-6550

Indian River State College
Main Campus
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Toll-free 866-792-4772

Keiser University
10030 S.E. Federal Highway
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
398-9990

New Horizons School of Travel
6019 SE Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL 34997
283-7117

Northwood University
2600 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
478-5500

Stuart School of Business & Academics
2300 SE Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34996
288-2760

Public Libraries (http://www.library.martin.fl.us)

Blake Library
2351 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, FL 34996
772-288-5702

Cummings Library
2551 SW Matheson Ave
Palm City, FL 34990
772-288-2551

Hobe Sound Library
10595 SE Federal Hwy
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-546-2257

Hoke Library
1150 NW Jack Williams Way
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-463-2870

Indiantown Library
15200 SW Adams Ave.
Indiantown, FL 34956
772-597-4200

Robert Morgade Library
5851 SE Community Drive
Stuart, FL 34997
772-463-3245

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