Manatee School Of Arts/sciences

  • Manatee School Of Arts/sciences serves 135 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Manatee School Of Arts/sciences placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

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School Overview

  • Manatee School Of Arts/sciences's student population of 135 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 80% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students135 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Manatee School Of Arts/sciences is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Manatee School Of Arts/sciences is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank
51%
22%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
54%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:116:1
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
20%
32%
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Black
11%
23%
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White
64%
39%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score0.540.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameManatee School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
3  
My child has attended this school since kindergarten and sadly leaves this up coming year to go into middle school. Although the school went through a couple of rough years we who stuck with it now have our children reaping the benefits, The last 2 years have been amazing. The new principal does not reward students for bad behavior like the former principal. Mr. Ramsay has taken a firm stance against bullying. He is holding parents as well as students accountable for student behavior. I was upset the first time I heard my child had lunch detention but after hearing what my child said I told Mr. Ramsay he had my permission to give him lunch detention for the rest of the school week. I like the introduction of lunch detention and in school suspension before out of school suspension to give the children a chance to correct their behavior. I am able to call and talk to Mr. Ramsay to get the full story instead of my child telling me "I didn't do anything. He just doesn't like me". being in the education field myself I want to hear from the teachers and Mr. Ramsaytheir version before I blaming everyone but my son. I am happy to say my child has become more respectful and has pulled his grades up and has been accepted into a choice school. I think as parents we need to make sure we write about the good as well as the bad but unfortunately most of us don't write when we are happy. Thank you MSAS we will miss you next year, Mrs. Brand and Mr. Y thank you believing in my son and for helping him realize that nobody makes him do anything, he is in control of himself and he is responsible for his choices and if he makes a mistake to own it and make it right. You guys are the best.
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5  
I formerly attended this school from second to fifth grade. I can honestly say that this was THE best elementary school for me. I was placed into the Enrichment program for three years, and it helped prepare me for middle and high school. The teachers are always challenging students to do their very best and give rewards along the way. Even though MSAS is a small school, it has great benefits. The staff and faculty are very friendly and encouraging. After I graduated from fifth grade there, middle school was a piece of cake because I had learned and achieved so much from there. Now, I am currently in ninth, a member of student government, National Junior Honor Society, taking honors history and biology, eleventh grade math, a college english class, and have NOT dropped off the Honor Roll once. There is NO way that I could have made it this far without MSAS.
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2  
While it's a small school our son's class had over 20 students and the teacher seemed to have a hard time handling all of them. The academic program does not seem to be very good. Even though it's called 'School of Arts and Sciences' there's no special emphasis on any arts or sciences. In fact, it seems to have less of the arts than at an ordinary school. In terms of art/drawing/painting, we see almost nothing being done. It's a very small school and the facilities are very limited - they don't even have a lunch room, so last year in kindergarten they always ate lunch on the playground and our son never ate his lunch and always came home witha lunchbox full of food and dirt - it was just ridiculous. Some parents volunteer at school, but if you don't have time to do that, unlike most other schools I've dealt with, this one has no parent-teacher organization or anything like that so parents can't get together with other parents and teachers and get involved on a regular basis if they have any complaints or problems they want to bring to the attention of other parents and teachers. The school website offers a very limited email access to teachers and staff, but that doesn't work very well and there's no way to contact other parents via email. While it is nice that the school is small and all the staff knows you, overall, I would say that there are other schools in the area that are better in most respects.
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