Sarasota School District

1960 Landings Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34231-3300
(District boundaries shown in map)
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 2024 school year, there are 24 public middle schools serving 15,800 students in Sarasota School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public middle schools in Florida.
Public Middle Schools in Sarasota School District have an average math proficiency score of 66% (versus the Florida public middle school average of 49%), and reading proficiency score of 64% (versus the 52% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Florida public middle school average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (FL)
# Schools
61 Schools
1,721 Schools
# Students
43,889 Students
1,064,348 Students
# Teachers
2,850 Teachers
58,059 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

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 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 85% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (FL)
#5 out of 73 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Sarasota  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
63%
48%
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 2020-21 school year data.
63%
52%
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 2020-21 school year data.
91%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Sarasota  School District and public school graduation rate of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.57
0.70
# American Indian Students
73 Students
2,999 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,177 Students
30,219 Students
% Asian Students
3%
3%
# Hispanic Students
9,715 Students
395,427 Students
% Hispanic Students
22%
37%
# Black Students
3,368 Students
223,522 Students
% Black Students
8%
21%
# White Students
26,851 Students
370,184 Students
% White Students
61%
35%
# Hawaiian Students
37 Students
1,894 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,715 Students
40,126 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
492
6,177
# Students in K Grade:
2,905
37,683
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,922
38,476
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,129
39,487
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,230
40,480
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,170
39,870
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,435
44,611
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,391
203,332
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,561
219,532
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,648
226,086
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,707
44,404
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,699
43,708
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,379
40,412
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,221
40,090
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,631 is higher than the state median of $12,135. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,336 is higher than the state median of $11,783. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (FL)
Total Revenue
$642 MM
$34,349 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$629 MM
$33,354 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,631
$12,135
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Sarasota  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,336
$11,783
This chart display average spending per public school student in Sarasota  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Sarasota School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

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
| 1,745 students
Rank: #22.
Sarasota Middle School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4826 Ashton Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 361-6464
Grades: 6-8
| 1,217 students
Rank: #33.
Laurel Nokomis School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1900 Laurel Rd E
Nokomis, FL 34275
(941) 486-2171
Grades: PK-8
| 1,342 students
Rank: #44.
Sarasota Suncoast Academy
Charter School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8084 Hawkins Rd
Sarasota, FL 34241
(941) 924-4242
Grades: K-8
| 840 students
Rank: #55.
Sarasota School Of Arts/sciences
Charter School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
717 Central Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 330-1855
Grades: 6-8
| 752 students
Rank: #66.
Student Leadership Academy
Charter School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
200 Field Ave E
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 485-5551
Grades: 6-8
| 305 students
Rank: #77.
Imagine School At Palmer Ranch
Charter School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6220 Mcintosh Rd
Sarasota, FL 34238
(941) 257-1124
Grades: PK-8
| 409 students
Rank: #88.
Venice Middle School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1900 Center Rd
Venice, FL 34292
(941) 486-2100
Grades: 6-8
| 762 students
Rank: #99.
Sky Englewood
Charter School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
871 S River Rd
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 999-4775
Grades: 6-8
| 261 students
Rank: #1010.
Island Village Montessori School
Charter School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2001 Pinebrook Rd
Venice, FL 34292
(941) 484-4999
Grades: K-8
| 567 students
Rank: #1111.
Brookside Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3636 S Shade Ave
Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 361-6472
Grades: 6-8
| 760 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Sarasota Of The Arts
Charter School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4466 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 377-2278
Grades: K-8
| 181 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Woodland Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2700 Panacea Blvd
North Port, FL 34289
(941) 240-8590
Grades: 6-8
| 972 students
Rank: #1414.
Mcintosh Middle School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
701 Mcintosh Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 361-6520
Grades: 6-8
| 846 students
Rank: #1515.
Sky Venice
Charter School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
701 Center Rd
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 244-2626
Grades: 6-8
| 216 students
Rank: #1616.
Imagine School At North Port
Charter School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1000 Innovation Ave
North Port, FL 34289
(941) 426-2050
Grades: K-12
| 1,176 students
Rank: #1717.
Heron Creek Middle School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6501 W Price Blvd
North Port, FL 34291
(941) 480-3371
Grades: 6-8
| 835 students
Rank: #1818.
Sarasota Virtual Instruction Program
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1960 Landings Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 927-9000
Grades: K-12
| 96 students
Rank: #1919.
Sarasota Military Academy
Charter School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
801 N Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 926-1700
Grades: 6-12
| 1,251 students
Rank: #2020.
Booker Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2250 Myrtle St
Sarasota, FL 34234
(941) 359-5824
Grades: 6-8
| 911 students
Rank: #2121.
Oak Park School
Special Education School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
7285 Hand Rd
Sarasota, FL 34241
(941) 361-6428
Grades: K-12
| 276 students
Rank: n/an/a
Ese Special Programs
Special Education School
1960 Landings Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 927-9000
Grades: PK-12
| 5 students
Rank: n/an/a
4748 Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 924-1365
Grades: K-12
| 26 students
Rank: n/an/a
Triad
Alternative School
4430 Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 361-6752
Grades: 6-12
| 49 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 61 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 43,889 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • : 91% (Top 50% in FL)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 63% (Top 10%)
  • : 63% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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