Top 10 Best Sarasota County Public Middle Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 24 public middle schools serving 15,372 students in Sarasota County, FL. The top ranked public middle schools in Sarasota County, FL are Pine View School, Sarasota Middle School and Laurel Nokomis School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Sarasota County, FL public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 73% (versus the Florida public middle school average of 58%), and reading proficiency score of 66% (versus the 54% statewide average). Middle schools in Sarasota County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of Florida public middle schools.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Florida public middle school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Sarasota County Public Middle Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Pine View School Special Education School
    Magnet School
    Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1 Python Path
    Osprey, FL 34229
    (941) 486-2001

    Grades: 2-12 | 1,967 student
  • Rank: #22.
    Sarasota Middle School Math: 84% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4826 Ashton Rd
    Sarasota, FL 34233
    (941) 361-6464

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,233 student
  • Rank: #33.
    Laurel Nokomis School Math: 82% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1900 Laurel Rd E
    Nokomis, FL 34275
    (941) 486-2171

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,144 student
  • Rank: #44.
    Sarasota School Of Arts/sciences Charter School
    Math: 79% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    717 Central Ave
    Sarasota, FL 34236
    (941) 330-1855

    Grades: 6-8 | 753 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Student Leadership Academy Charter School
    Math: 83% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    200 Field Ave E
    Venice, FL 34285
    (941) 485-5551

    Grades: 6-8 | 296 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Sarasota Academy Of The Arts Charter School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4466 Fruitville Rd
    Sarasota, FL 34232
    (941) 377-2278

    Grades: K-8 | 229 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Venice Middle School Math: 74% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1900 Center Rd
    Venice, FL 34292
    (941) 486-2100

    Grades: 6-8 | 680 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Sky Academy Englewood Charter School
    Math: 70% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    881 S River Rd
    Venice, FL 34285
    (941) 999-4775

    Grades: 6-8 | 227 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Sky Academy Venice Charter School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    701 Center Rd
    Venice, FL 34285
    (941) 244-2626

    Grades: 6-8 | 204 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Brookside Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 72% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3636 S Shade Ave
    Sarasota, FL 34239
    (941) 361-6472

    Grades: 6-8 | 752 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Imagine School At Palmer Ranch Charter School
    Math: 70% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6220 Mcintosh Rd
    Sarasota, FL 34238
    (941) 257-1124

    Grades: PK-8 | 474 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Woodland Middle School Math: 67% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2700 Panacea Blvd
    North Port, FL 34289
    (941) 240-8590

    Grades: 6-8 | 918 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Island Village Montessori School Charter School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2001 Pinebrook Rd
    Venice, FL 34292
    (941) 484-4999

    Grades: K-12 | 667 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Mcintosh Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    701 Mcintosh Rd
    Sarasota, FL 34232
    (941) 361-6520

    Grades: 6-8 | 736 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Imagine School At North Port Charter School
    Math: 63% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1000 Innovation Ave
    North Port, FL 34289
    (941) 426-2050

    Grades: K-12 | 1,177 student
  • Rank: #1616.
    Heron Creek Middle School Math: 67% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    6501 W Price Blvd
    North Port, FL 34291
    (941) 480-3371

    Grades: 6-8 | 841 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Sarasota Military Academy Charter School
    Math: 64% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    801 N Orange Ave
    Sarasota, FL 34236
    (941) 926-1700

    Grades: 6-12 | 1,469 student
  • Rank: #1818.
    Booker Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 62% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2250 Myrtle St
    Sarasota, FL 34234
    (941) 359-5824

    Grades: 6-8 | 789 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Suncoast School For Innovative Studies Charter School
    Math: 37% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    845 S School Ave
    Sarasota, FL 34237
    (941) 952-5277

    Grades: PK-8 | 389 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Oak Park School Special Education School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7285 Proctor Rd
    Sarasota, FL 34241
    (941) 361-6428

    Grades: K-12 | 308 students
  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.
    Ese Special Programs Special Education School
    Reading: PS%
    1960 Landings Blvd
    Sarasota, FL 34231
    (941) 927-9000

    Grades: PK-12 | 6 students
  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.4748 Beneva Rd
    Sarasota, FL 34233
    (941) 924-1365

    Grades: K-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.1960 Landings Blvd
    Sarasota, FL 34231
    (941) 927-9000

    Grades: K-12 | 36 students
  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.
    Triad Alternative School
    4430 Beneva Rd
    Sarasota, FL 34233
    (941) 361-6752

    Grades: 6-12 | 77 students
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