Sarasota School District

1960 Landings Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34231-3300
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%

Top Rankings

Sarasota School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Florida for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 61 public schools serving 42,615 students in Sarasota School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in Florida.
Public Schools in Sarasota School District have an average math proficiency score of 71% (versus the Florida public school average of 59%), and reading proficiency score of 66% (versus the 56% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Sarasota School District are Pine View School, Ashton Elementary School and Southside Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Sarasota School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Florida.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Florida public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (FL)
# Schools
61 Schools
4,229 Schools
# Students
42,615 Students
2,781,139 Students
# Teachers
2,795 Teachers
159,782 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Sarasota School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 73 school districts in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 81% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (FL)
Overall District Rank
#5 out of 73 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Sarasota  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
59%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sarasota  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sarasota  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Sarasota  School District and public school graduation rate of FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.57
0.70
# American Indian Students
72 Students
7,460 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,121 Students
78,576 Students
% Asian Students
3%
3%
# Hispanic Students
9,217 Students
972,347 Students
% Hispanic Students
22%
35%
# Black Students
3,409 Students
597,729 Students
% Black Students
8%
22%
# White Students
26,215 Students
1,012,770 Students
% White Students
61%
36%
# Hawaiian Students
36 Students
4,723 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,545 Students
107,206 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
448
49,807
# Students in K Grade:
2,623
185,749
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,967
199,817
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,941
201,312
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,096
205,889
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,250
214,349
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,154
207,436
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,369
215,789
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,482
222,736
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,520
220,001
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,635
227,484
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,496
218,862
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,412
208,817
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,222
203,091
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,747 is higher than the state median of $11,996. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,490 is higher than the state median of $12,834. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (FL)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$586 MM
$143 MM
This chart display total revenue of Sarasota  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$575 MM
$153 MM
This chart display total spending of Sarasota  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,747
$11,996
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Sarasota  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,490
$12,834
This chart display average spending per public school student in Sarasota  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Sarasota School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Pine View School
Magnet School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1 Python Path
Osprey, FL 34229
(941) 486-2001
Grades: 2-12
| 1,818 students
Rank: #22.
Ashton Elementary School
Math: 92% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5110 Ashton Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 361-6440
Grades: PK-5
| 1,006 students
Rank: #33.
Southside Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1901 Webber St
Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 361-6420
Grades: PK-5
| 673 students
Rank: #44.
Suncoast Polytechnical High School
Magnet School
Math: 85% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4650 Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 921-3981
Grades: 9-12
| 551 students
Rank: #55.
Phillippi Shores Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 86% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4747 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 361-6424
Grades: PK-5
| 775 students
Rank: #66.
Lakeview Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7299 Hand Rd
Sarasota, FL 34241
(941) 361-6571
Grades: PK-5
| 597 students
Rank: #77.
Venice Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
150 Miami Ave E
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 486-2111
Grades: PK-5
| 525 students
Rank: #88.
Sarasota Middle School
Math: 85% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4826 Ashton Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 361-6464
Grades: 6-8
| 1,169 students
Rank: #99.
Taylor Ranch Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2500 Taylor Ranch Trl
Venice, FL 34293
(941) 486-2000
Grades: PK-5
| 766 students
Rank: #1010.
Sarasota School Of Arts/sciences
Charter School
Math: 81% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
717 Central Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 330-1855
Grades: 6-8
| 757 students
Rank: #1111.
Englewood Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
150 N Mccall Rd
Englewood, FL 34223
(941) 474-3247
Grades: K-5
| 552 students
Rank: #1212.
Tatum Ridge Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4100 Tatum Rd
Sarasota, FL 34240
(941) 316-8188
Grades: PK-5
| 688 students
Rank: #1313.
Student Leadership Academy
Charter School
Math: 84% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
200 Field Ave E
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 485-5551
Grades: 6-8
| 251 students
Rank: #1414.
Bay Haven School Of Basics Plus
Magnet School
Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2901 W Tamiami Cir
Sarasota, FL 34234
(941) 359-5800
Grades: K-5
| 594 students
Rank: #1515.
Fruitville Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
601 Honore Ave
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 361-6200
Grades: PK-5
| 726 students
Rank: #1616.
Toledo Blade Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1201 Geranium Ave
North Port, FL 34288
(941) 426-6100
Grades: PK-5
| 710 students
Rank: #1717.
Laurel Nokomis School
Math: 79% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1900 Laurel Rd E
Nokomis, FL 34275
(941) 486-2171
Grades: PK-8
| 1,161 students
Rank: #1818.
Sarasota Suncoast Academy
Charter School
Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8084 Hawkins Rd
Sarasota, FL 34241
(941) 924-4242
Grades: K-8
| 778 students
Rank: #1919.
Gulf Gate Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6500 S Lockwood Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 361-6499
Grades: PK-5
| 645 students
Rank: #2020.
Cranberry Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2775 Shalimar Ter
North Port, FL 34286
(941) 480-3400
Grades: PK-5
| 646 students
Rank: #2121.
Atwater Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4701 Huntsville Ave
North Port, FL 34288
(941) 257-2317
Grades: PK-5
| 603 students
Rank: #2222.
Sarasota Academy Of The Arts
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4466 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 377-2278
Grades: K-8
| 187 students
Rank: #2323.
Sky Academy Venice
Charter School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
701 Center Rd
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 244-2626
Grades: 6-8
| 159 students
Rank: #2424.
Venice Senior High School
Magnet School
Math: 71% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1 Indian Ave
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 488-6726
Grades: 9-12
| 2,363 students
Rank: #2525.
Brookside Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 75% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3636 S Shade Ave
Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 361-6472
Grades: 6-8
| 749 students
Rank: #2626.
Riverview High School
Magnet School
Math: 68% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1 Ram Way
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 923-1484
Grades: 9-12
| 2,589 students
Rank: #2727.
Venice Middle School
Math: 74% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1900 Center Rd
Venice, FL 34292
(941) 486-2100
Grades: 6-8
| 799 students
Rank: #2828.
Lamarque Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3415 Lamarque Ave
North Port, FL 34286
(941) 426-6371
Grades: PK-5
| 943 students
Rank: #2929.
Sky Academy Englewood
Charter School
Math: 72% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
871 S River Rd
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 999-4775
Grades: 6-8
| 268 students
Rank: #3030.
Imagine School At North Port
Charter School
Math: 65% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1000 Innovation Ave
North Port, FL 34289
(941) 426-2050
Grades: K-12
| 1,178 students
Rank: #3131.
Island Village Montessori School
Charter School
Math: 63% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2001 Pinebrook Rd
Venice, FL 34292
(941) 484-4999
Grades: K-11
| 529 students
Rank: #3232.
Imagine School At Palmer Ranch
Charter School
Math: 69% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6220 Mcintosh Rd
Sarasota, FL 34238
(941) 257-1124
Grades: PK-8
| 373 students
Rank: #3333.
Mcintosh Middle School
Math: 70% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
701 Mcintosh Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 361-6520
Grades: 6-8
| 781 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Alta Vista Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1050 S Euclid Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 361-6400
Grades: PK-5
| 456 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Brentwood Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2500 Vinson Ave
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 361-6230
Grades: PK-5
| 630 students
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 61 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 42,615 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 30% in FL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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