Data housed by the Florida Department of Education shows that students in Leon County Schools that chose home education grew 44% from 2016 to 2018.
This growth rate is over five times the 7.7% rate recorded for the state of Florida.
The data shows that in 2016 there 1,406 homeshooled students in Leon County. This number grew to 2,026 in 2018.
Also, the Leon County growth rate of 44% during this period ranks number one when compared to the 37 Florida school districts in Florida with more than 500 students choosing to homeschool. See table below.
District Ranking of Growth in
As the chart below shows, students enrolling in home education programs have been on the increase in Florida since 2008.
Why the large, recent increase in Leon County?
Tallahassee Reports has requested information about the home education program in Leon County and will publish a report when the information becomes available.