May Sands Montessori School

  • May Sands Montessori School serves 103 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

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May Sands Montessori School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • May Sands Montessori School's student population of 103 students has declined by 30% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students103 students
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Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
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School Comparison

  • May Sands Montessori School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of May Sands Montessori School is 0.40, which is less 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#517 out of 3,601 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
57%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
9%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
32%
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Black
8%
22%
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White
69%
39%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.400.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMonroe School District

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
D&D Club, French Clu
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

School Notes

Dr. Maria Montessori placed emphasis on following the child, being aware of the spirit of the individual. To inspire students to pursue knowledge should be the goal of an effective educator. In addition to satisfying the academic needs of the child, the emotional and physical aspects of development should also be addressed. Our Montessori educational program provides a holistic, integrated approach that attempts to meet the needs of the whole child while attending to the curriculum. Our educational program promotes independence as well as interdependence. Montessori educators nurture individuals to become physically, intellectually and spiritually aware of their human potential.
The May Sands Montessori School acknowledges the importance of the prepared environment and offers
  • Integration of the arts, sciences, geography, history, and language that inspires students to seek knowledge for personal satisfaction.
  • The presentation of knowledge as part of a large scale narrative in which the origins of the earth, life, human communities (agricultural and urban), empires, and modern history unfolds, always in the context of the wholeness of life.
  • The presentation of formal scientific language of zoology, botany, anthropology, geography, geology, etc. that exposes the child to accurate, organized information while respecting the child`s intelligence and interests.
  • The use of timelines, pictures, charts, and other visual aids, to provide a linguistic and visual overview of the first principles of each discipline.
  • A mathematics curriculum presented with concrete materials that simultaneously reveal arithmetic, geometric and algebraic correlations.
  • Emphasis on open-ended research and in-depth study that uses primary and secondary sources, such as books, as well as other materials.
  • "Going-out" which entails the ongoing use of community resources beyond the four walls of the classroom.

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