Superintendent Profile: James Tager

Mr. Tager believes all students possess an innate talent or gift that can be used to accelerate their positive growth to become highly educated, responsible citizens. He also is not tied to a desk; Mr. Tager is a regular visitor at schools engaging with students, parents, faculty, and staff.

Among his many honors, Superintendent Tager has been named Educator of the Year by the East Central Florida Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, Secondary Visual Arts Principal of the Year, Administrator of the Year by the Volusia Media Specialist Association, Volusia Band and Choral Association and the Volusia/Flagler Counseling Association. Mr. Tager was named Five-Star Coach of the year and served as the Coach for an International Special Olympic Gold Medal Team.

A native of Ohio, Mr. Tager received his degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Flagler College in 1982. He was awarded his Masters in Administration and Supervision from Nova Southeastern University in 1987. He and his wife Jodi now call Flagler Beach their home. He has two children, a daughter who is a speech pathologist in south Florida and a son who is a History teacher in
North Carolina.


Just the Facts:

Annual Budget: $114,933,000

Total Cost per Student
per Year:

Percent of Budget Spent on Instruction: 71%

Number of Schools: 10

Number of Students: 13,000

Graduation Rate: 89%

(2018-2019) Percent of Students on Free or Reduced Lunch: 60%

Student Ethnicity:
61% white, 14% black, 15% Hispanic/Latino, 2% Asian, 8% other

District Grade: A

Student Teacher Ratio: 17:1


Top 25 Frequently Called Numbers:

Administration Building 386.437.7526

Teaching and Learning 386.437.7526 Ext. 1117

Student and Community Engagement 386.437.7526
Ext. 1174

Technology and Information Systems 386.437.7526
Ext. 1136

Exceptional Student Ed 386.437.7526 Ext. 1176

Food Services 386.437.7526 Ext.1159

Transportation 386.586.2145

Flagler County Education Foundation 386.437.7526
Ext. 1123

iFlagler Virtual School 386.447-1520

Flagler Technical Institute/ Adult & Community Ed 386.447.4345

Flagler County Youth Center 386.586.5136

Flagler Auditorium 386.437.7547

Flagler County Social Services 386.586.2324

Flagler County Health Department 386.437.7350

Sheriff’s Department 386.437.4116

Flagler Volunteer Services 386.597.2950

United Way 386.437.0730

Access Flagler 386.586.2324



Flagler County Public Schools ensures educational success through high expectations and innovative thinking in a safe learning environment to empower students to reach their full potential as responsible, ethical, and productive citizens in a diverse and changing world.


As a courageous, innovative leader in education, Flagler County Public Schools will be the Nation’s premier learning organization where ALL students graduate as socially responsible citizens with the skills necessary to reach their maximum potential.

Awards and Achievements

State School of Excellence – Indian Trails Middle School

Five Star School Award – Wadsworth Elementary School, Matanzas High School

Golden School Award – Belle Terre Elementary School, Old Kings Elementary School, Rymfire Elementary School, Wadsworth Elementary School

All Schools recognized as Positive Behavior and Interventions Support Medal Winners

2300 students taking part in one of 52 CTE classes

Over 20 Flagship Programs

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