Silver Sands Middle School

  • Silver Sands Middle School serves 1,163 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60% (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 59% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

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School Overview

  • Silver Sands Middle School's student population of 1,163 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,163 students
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Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Silver Sands Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Silver Sands Middle School is 0.45, which is less 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#1280 out of 3,601 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
57%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
32%
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Black
11%
22%
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White
73%
39%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Silver Sands Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.450.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
23%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Silver Sands Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVolusia School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Excellent school, great teachers, and I agree talented band..
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i love the band here. i am in the beggining band and i play the flute! mr. williams is the best band teacher in the whole entire world
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5  
Silver Sands is a very talented school. They have one of the best bands, choirs groups, and art program. Mr. and Mrs. Williams are the best preforming arts teachers! And the Drama Department is the best also!
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