Longwood, FL Education
If educational opportunities are a personal priority, Longwood has choices for students at all stages of their education. For students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Seminole County School District has consistently achieved top grades on the annual School Accountability Report from the Florida Department of Education. In addition, the school district was named an “Academically High-Performing School District”.
Longwood Elementary School received the Five Star award for community involvement from the Florida Department of Education. In addition, Rock Lake Middle School is a recipient of the Five Star award and the Golden School award for its volunteer program. Other area public schools include Lyman High School, Milwee Middle, Markham Woods Middle, Woodlands Elementary and Highlands Elementary. The area has a number of private schools ranging from secular schools to those with diverse religious affiliations
With Orlando right around the corner, Longwood offers many secondary education opportunities for students seeking non-degree courses to those pursuing professional level degrees and everything in between. The University of Central Florida (UCF) is one of the largest universities in the nation providing undergraduate, graduate and medical school programs to over 50,000 students. The school offers over 200 bachelor and master’s degree programs while the new medical school and research facilities are preparing UCF for continued growth.
Central Florida is also home to many private universities and technical schools including Barry University Law School. Additionally, the historic Stetson University main campus is located 40 minutes north of Longwood in DeLand. This private university offers 60 undergraduate majors and minors as well as a college of law located in the Tampa area. The local two-year college, Seminole Community College, offers more than 130 certificate and associate degree programs.