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PINELLAS SCHOOLS BY THE NUMBERS

ASIAN Female: 81

Male: 70

Total: 151

BLACK

Female: 435

Male: 322

Total: 757

HISPANIC

Female: 23

Male: 38

Total 61

NATIVE AMERICAN

Female: 2

Male: 2

Total: 4

WHITE

Female: 2,075

Male: 2,091

Total: 4,166

GRAND TOTALS

Female: 2,613

Male: 2,523

Total: 5,139

Pinellas County has 74 elementary schools, 21 middle schools 15 high schools, four dropout prevention mini-schools, five exceptional student education schools and centers, and 11 vocational, technical and adult education centers and schools.

School buses transport 37,828 students about 35,448 miles daily.

Food Services Department serves about 10-million lunches and 600,000 breakfasts in one year.

Lottery money from the state pays for just 13 of the 180 days in a school year. Pinellas County's allocation of 1990-91 lottery revenue gave the school system about 7 percent, or about $31.9-million, of the total operating budget.

Famous alumni of Pinellas County schools include: Major League baseball player Howard Johnson, Major League baseball umpire Stever Rippley, singer Bertie Higgins, actresses Carol Baker and Barbara Bosson Bochco, race car driver Jim Cope, tennis player Bonnie Gadusek, pioneer cattleman Jay Starkey, state representatives Dennis Jones and Sandra Mortham.

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