Booker Middle School

  • Booker Middle School serves 789 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Booker Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Booker Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Booker Middle School's student population of 789 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students789 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Booker Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Booker Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Booker Middle School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank#1893 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
34%
33%
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Black
35%
22%
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White
23%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.710.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSarasota School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Sarasota Emma E. Booker Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 540 students
    0.4 miles
    2350 Dr Martin Luther King Way
    Sarasota, FL 34234
    (941) 361-6480
    0.4 PK-5 540
  • Sarasota Booker High School Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,234 student
    0.9 miles
    3201 N Orange Ave
    Sarasota, FL 34234
    (941) 355-2967
    0.9 9-12 1,234
  • Sarasota Children First Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 32 students
    1.3 miles
    1723 N Orange Ave
    Sarasota, FL 34234
    (941) 953-3877
    1.3 PK 32
  • Sarasota Gocio Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 643 students
    1.5 miles
    3450 Gocio Rd
    Sarasota, FL 34235
    (941) 361-6405
    1.5 PK-5 643
  • Sarasota Bay Haven School Of Basics Plus Magnet School
    Grades: K-5 | 613 students
    1.7 miles
    2901 W Tamiami Cir
    Sarasota, FL 34234
    (941) 359-5800
    1.7 K-5 613

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
Great School. I have twins and they recently graduated BMS. They were inducted to the National Junior Honor Society which I believe is a testament to the quality of teachers & education they received. Dr. Frost, the principal does a wonderful job. It's obvious she cares about each student as I have witnessed it dozens of times. Both my daughters appreciated the individual attention they received from their teachers. I wish to thank the teachers & the staff individually, however there are too many to mention. Without hesitation, I give this school 5 stars.
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4  
I don't like how you can't use your phone especially in aftercare but overall a good school except the phone rules
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5  
One of the best schools in the district due to their recent proficient scores on State wide assessments and their VPA program
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1  
Worst school I've ever seen. No one seems to know what is going on. Admin is nearly impossible to get answers from. A lot of the students are rude and out of control. There isn't any type of real security. Despite their academic and gifted programs I wouldn't recommend this school for any child.
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5  
This school is amazing. They have great teachers. And the gifted program is a blast! Only thing I dont like is the administration never has time to talk. But other than that I ablsolutely love this school.
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