May Sands Montessori School

1400 United St Ste 110
Key West, FL 33040
3/
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Bottom 50%
Tel: (305) 293-1400 Ext. 53418
Serving 86 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, May Sands Montessori School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-29% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-49% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 86 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • : Bottom 50% in FL
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≥50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

May Sands Montessori School's student population of 86 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 7 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
86 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
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School Rankings

May Sands Montessori School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,704 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of May Sands Montessori School is 0.43, 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.
This School
State Level (FL)
#2914 out of 3704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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20-29%
52%
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40-49%
52%
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≥50%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
16:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
15%
36%
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Black
1%
21%
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White
74%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.43
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
D&D Club, French Club
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is May Sands Montessori School's ranking?
May Sands Montessori School is ranked #2914 out of 3,704 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are May Sands Montessori School often compared to?
May Sands Montessori Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Sigsbee Charter School, Horace O'bryant School, Poinciana Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average), while 40-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend May Sands Montessori School?
86 students attend May Sands Montessori School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of May Sands Montessori School students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of May Sands Montessori School?
May Sands Montessori School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does May Sands Montessori School offer ?
May Sands Montessori School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is May Sands Montessori School part of?
May Sands Montessori School is part of Monroe School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 86 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≥50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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