Silver Sands Middle School

Silver Sands Middle School serves 1,135 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the FL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Silver Sands Middle School operates within the Volusia School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1135 students has declined by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,135 students
Silver Sands Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Silver Sands Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 63 teachers
Silver Sands Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Silver Sands Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 16:1
Silver Sands Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
3%
3%
Silver Sands Middle School Asian Students (1991-2014)
Hispanic
8%
30%
Silver Sands Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
11%
23%
Silver Sands Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
74%
41%
Silver Sands Middle School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Silver Sands Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.44 0.46
Silver Sands Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
50%
52%
Silver Sands Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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.
5%
6%
Silver Sands Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Volusia School District's student population of 61,238 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,924 in this district is less than the state average of $11,888. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,137 is less than the state average of $12,571. The district spending/student has grown by 10% over four years.
School District Name Volusia School District
Number of Schools
Managed
92
22
Number of Students Managed 61,238 10,137
Volusia School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $618 MM $132 MM
Volusia School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $632 MM $140 MM
Volusia School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $9,924 $11,888
Volusia School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $10,137 $12,571
Volusia School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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

Excellent school, great teachers, and I agree talented band..
- Posted by Parent, 12/28/15
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, 11/15/12
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, 01/31/11

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