Silver Sands Middle School

Silver Sands Middle School serves 1,196 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Silver Sands Middle School operates within the Volusia School District.

Overview

The student population of 1196 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,196 students
Silver Sands Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Silver Sands Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Silver Sands Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 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 19:1 15:1
Silver Sands Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
3%
3%
Silver Sands Middle School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
8%
28%
Silver Sands Middle School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
10%
23%
Silver Sands Middle School Black (1988-2013)
White
76%
42%
Silver Sands Middle School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
3%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
Silver Sands Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.41 0.45
Silver Sands Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
40%
51%
Silver Sands Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
6%
7%
Silver Sands Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 65,056 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Volusia School District
Number of Schools
Managed
94
22
Number of Students Managed 65,056 9,797
Volusia School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $628 MM $138 MM
District Spending $692 MM $159 MM
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 Atlantic 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 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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