Silver Sands Middle School

Silver Sands Middle School serves 1,163 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Silver Sands Middle School operates within the Volusia School District.

Overview

The student population of 1163 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,163 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Students by Grade Silver Sands Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Asian
3%
2%
Hispanic
7%
28%
Black
7%
23%
White
77%
43%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.40 0.45
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
36%
49%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 65,430 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Volusia School District
Number of Schools
Managed
93
23
Number of Students Managed 65,430 9,989
District Total Revenue $628 MM $138 MM
Volusia School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $692 MM $159 MM
Volusia School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,959 $13,793
Volusia School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,976 $15,882
Volusia School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Elearning East High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Campbell Middle School (4.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sweetwater Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Port OrangeSweetwater Elementary School
    5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd
    Port OrangeFL 32127
    (386)322-7530
    1.2 mi | 651 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Port OrangeElearning East High School
    Alternative School
    1250 Reed Canal Rd
    Port OrangeFL 32129
    (386)506-0013
    Alternative School

    1.3 mi | 57 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Port OrangeAtlantic High School
    1250 Reed Canal Rd
    Port OrangeFL 32129
    (386)322-5600
    1.3 mi | 1113 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Port OrangeSugar Mill Elementary School
    1101 Charles St
    Port OrangeFL 32129
    (386)756-7130
    1.3 mi | 623 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Port OrangeHorizon Elementary School
    4751 Hidden Lake Dr
    Port OrangeFL 32129
    (386)756-7150
    1.6 mi | 600 students | Gr. PK-5                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 15, 2012 - i love the band here. i am in the beggining band and i play the flute! mr. williams is the best band teacher in the whole entire world - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended January 31, 2011 - Silver Sands is a very talented school. They have one of the best bands, choirs groups, and art program. Mr. and Mrs. Williams are the best preforming arts teachers! And the Drama Department is the best also! - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Did You Know?
Port Orange, FL public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.35, which is lower than the Florida average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Port Orange is Horizon Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Florida or national school diversity statistics.