Martin County is home to one of the highest performing school districts in Florida. The Martin County School District, the county's second-largest employer with approximately 2,800 personnel, is consistently a high performer among the state's school districts. Teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to the District's mission of educating all students for success in a safe and supportive environment.

The District serves approximately 19,000 students in 12 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, and two special centers. A variety of early childhood education programs and options for adult learners are also available at locations throughout the county.

Among the recognitions earned by the Martin County School District:

  • The District has been designated an A-rated school district by the Florida Department of Education.
  • The District was recently named one of nine Academically High-Performing School Districts by the Florida Department of Education. This designation is based on school/ district grades, financial audit reviews and compliance with class size regulations.
  • More than 85% of Martin County teachers have been ranked Highly Effective or Effective in the state evaluation system. Teachers average just under 11 years of total instructional experience and approximately 30% hold advanced degrees.
  • The District’s 2021 graduation rate was its highest ever, according to data released on January 4, 2022, by the Florida Department of Education. MCSD earned a graduation rate of 94.1%, a 3.9 percentage point increase over its graduation rate of 90.2% in 2020. The graduation rate for the three traditional, District-operated high schools increased to 97.1% in 2021, an increase of 1.8 percentage points over last year’s rate and 7 percentage points above the state’s overall graduation rate of 90.1%.

    Moreover, the graduation rate for all demographic groups of students increased significantly in 2021. The graduation rate for students who qualify for Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services increased from 78.5% to 86.3%; English Language Learners (ELLs) improved from 76.7% to 86.5%; Black students improved from 75% to 86.5%; Hispanic students improved from 84% to 90.6%; White students improved from 94.2% to 96.5%, and the rate for students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals increased from 84.7% to 90.4%.

    Graduation rates are based on students who finish high school “on time,” within four years of entering ninth grade. In order to count as graduates, students must obtain a standard high school diploma (18 or 24 credits) or be enrolled in an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program and eligible for graduation but electing to defer receipt of their diploma to return and attend school under FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education).

    “We remain committed to providing each of our students with the effective instruction and learning opportunities they need to achieve the goal of high school graduation,” said Superintendent John D. Millay. “While we still have work to do to ensure all of our students become graduates, these remarkable results reinforce my confidence that we are headed in the right direction. I am extremely proud of our students, faculty, staff and families for their hard work and commitment to achieving success.”

    2021 graduation rates for Martin County schools are as follows:

    • Clark Advanced Learning Center– 98.9%
    • Jensen Beach High School 98%
    • Martin County High School– 97.2%
    • South Fork High School– 96.2%
The core curriculum in each Martin County school is centered on reading, writing, math and science. Schools also provide comprehensive elective and extracurricular programs, covering disciplines such as the arts and humanities, athletics, and career and technical education (CTE). Many students choose to participate in a variety of CTE programs that will prepare them to enter the workforce right out of high school.

CTE course options include Health Science, Marketing, Culinary Arts, Automotive Service Repair/ Refinishing, Engineering, Television Production, Finance and accounting, Digital Design, and Landscape Operations.

Additional course offerings include the International Baccalaureate, Cambridge AICE and Advanced Placement programs, as well as Dual Enrollment courses, which allow students to earn college credits while still in high school.

To learn more about the District’s programs of study or extracurricular opportunities for students, please visit or call (772) 219-1200.

Adult & Community Education

School Board of Martin County
1050 S.E. Indian Street, Stuart 34994
(772) 223-3105
Community education classes offer community members of all ages the opportunity to expand their interests in art, fitness, motorcycle safety training, technology, foreign language, dance, special interest and more.  Choose from many exciting classes, all at a nominal fee.

Joseph A. Catrambone Scholarship Fund

The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie is pleased to announce the Joseph A. Catrambone Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Martin County for continuing education in the vocational trades.

Administered in partnership with the Community Foundation the fund addresses the growing needs or a skilled workforce. It is primarily and proudly supported by county residents and members of the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce, through tax deductible contributions. For more information visit:

For information on After School Programs visit:

For Summer Camp information visit:

Preschool Centers

Hobe Sound Early Learning Center
11580 S.E. Gomez Avenue
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
(772) 546-5462

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

Bessey Creek Elementary
2201 SW Matheson Avenue
Palm City, FL 34990
(772) 219-1500

Citrus Grove Elementary
2527 SW Citrus Blvd.
Palm City, FL 34990
(772) 223-2513

Crystal Lake Elementary
2095 SW 96th Street
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 219-1525

Felix A. Williams Elementary
401 NE Baker Road
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 219-1640

Hobe Sound Elementary
11550 SE Gomez Avenue
Hobe Sound, FL 34956
(772) 219-1540

Jensen Beach Elementary
2525 NE Savannah Road
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 219-1555

J.D. Parker School of
Science, Math & Technology
1050 SE 10th Street
Stuart, FL 34996
(772) 219-1580

Palm City Elementary
1951 SW 34th Street
Palm City, FL 34990
(772) 219-1565

Pinewood Elementary
5200 SE Willoughby Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 219-1595

Port Salerno Elementary
4890 SE Jack Ave.
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 219-1610

SeaWind Elementary
3700 SE Seabranch Blvd.
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
(772) 219-1625

The Hope Center For Autism
1695 S.E. Indian Street
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 334-3288

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

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) 219-1670

Stuart Middle School
575 SE Georgia Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 219-1685

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) 219-1800

South Fork High School
10205 Pratt Whitney Road
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 219-1840

Martin County School District
Superintendent of Schools
Laurie Gaylord
500 SE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 219-1200 ext. 30222

Specialized Programs

Advanced Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering
3233 N.W. Federal Highway
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 444-3582

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

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) 219-1870

Stuart Adult Community High School
1150 S.E. Saint Joseph’s Avenue 
Stuart 34996
(772) 219-1296

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

The Hope Center For Autism
1695 S.E. Indian Street
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 334-3288

Willoughby Learning Center
Exceptional Student Education
5150 SE Willoughby Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 219-1515

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

Early Childhood Learning Center at Temple Beit Hayam 
951 SE Monterey Commons Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34996
(772) 286-4374

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
12350 SE Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455 
(772) 675-7005

Barry University
337 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 

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

Florida Atlantic University
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981

Florida State University College of Medicine Fort Pierce Regional Campus 
2498 S. 35th St.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981

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

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

Indian River State College 
Main Campus
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981

Keiser University 
10030 SE Federal Highway 
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 

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

Nova Southeastern University
11501 North Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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

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 call (772) 219-1200.

Higher Education

Florida Atlantic University
John D. MacCarthur Campus
Abacoa, Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 297-3000
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
5600 U.S. 1 North
Ft. Pierce, FL 34946
(772) 242-2400

Based in Boca Raton, FAU 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. 

Located in Ft. Pierce, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is one of the nation’s premier oceanographic centers. Harbor Branch’s research community of approximately 200 ocean scientists, staff and students drives innovation in: marine science and engineering; conservation of coral reefs, studies of marine mammals and fisheries; marine drug discovery; estuarine and coastal ecology and observation; ocean dynamics and modeling; aquaculture and marine science education. Harbor Branch engages with the community through the Ocean Discovery Visitor’s Center and the Ocean Science Lecture Series. Harbor Branch’s research and outreach programs translate marine science in order to provide solutions that improve economies and quality of life for coastal communities.  

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

Created in 2000 to produce “compassionate physicians for the 21st century,” the Florida State University College of Medicine offers the M.D. degree; the P.A. 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 for clinical training. (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. The FSU physician assistant students spend 17 months in Tallahassee, then one year at a regional campus for their clinical training.

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 300 local physicians to provide clinical training to students.

Hobe Sound Bible College
11298 S.E. Gomez Avenue
Hobe Sound 33455
(772) 546-5534

Hobe Sound Bible College is one of numerous North American institutions of learning designated as Bible Colleges. This title signifies a dedication to a unique philosophy of education. Offering four-year baccalaureate programs and two-year associate degree programs, the 80-acre campus is in Hobe Sound. The campus is secure and safe, yet close to essential commercial services — only 25 miles north of West Palm Beach and 12 miles south of Stuart. The campus is along the west bank of the Indian River, approximately one mile from the Atlantic Ocean. The mission of Hobe Sound Bible College is to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education in the Wesleyan tradition. Committed to preparing servant-leaders who think Biblically, live Spirit-filled lives, fulfill the great commission and glorify God in all they do.

Indian River State College
Main Campus
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce 34981
772-462-4772 • 866-792-4772

Chastain Campus
2400 S.E. Salerno Road
Stuart 34997

(IRSC) is a public, comprehensive college with a statewide and national reputation for excellence. In 2019, IRSC was awarded the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence—the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges—and with it the designation “Top College in the Nation.”

 IRSC serves nearly 30,000 students annually and offers more than 100 programs leading to Bachelor’s degrees, Associate degrees, technical certificates and applied technology diplomas. A premier institution for higher education and a national model for innovative use of technology in education, IRSC emphasizes quality of instruction, affordability and convenience. It is the most affordable college in Florida and the third-most affordable college in the country. Facilities in Martin County include the full-service Chastain Campus, Business and Technology Incubator, Indiantown Education Center and Clark Advanced Learning Center charter high school.

Continuing a 59-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. World-class facilities and myriad partnerships underscore its commitment to help close the talent gap by arming students with knowledge, skills and real-world experiences needed for 21st-century careers.


Clark Advanced Learning Center
2400 S.E. Salerno Road
Stuart, FL 34997
Clark Advanced Learning Center is a public charter high school on the Indian River State College Chastain Campus. In partnership with Martin County Schools, Clark helps students prepare for the challenges of the future in a small-school environment with access to all of the advantages and resources of a college campus. An A-rated, High-Performing Charter School, Clark ranks as a top 20 high school in the state with a School of Excellence designation from the Florida Department of Education.

Clark maximizes dual enrollment opportunities, enabling students to earn college credits, at no charge, with the possibility of earning a full Associate Degree while still in high school. Clark seniors engage in internships related to their career interests networking with business partners from throughout the community. Clark engages high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in highly personalized activities using cutting-edge technology to gain important skills for their futures.

Keiser University
9400 S.W. Discovery Way, Port St. Lucie 34987
(772) 398-9990 
For more than 40 years, Keiser University has been a talent development leader providing over 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees in workforce shortage areas in Florida’s targeted industries. Keiser University is a regionally accredited, not-for-profit, private university serving approximately 22,000 students at its 23 campuses throughout Florida, including Port St. Lucie.  The Port St. Lucie campus has close to 800 students at its new campus, located in Tradition at 9400 SW Discovery Way. Keiser University is committed to a “students first” philosophy and offers small class sizes to ensure personalized attention, a practical education, and accessibility to instructors.