Silver Sands Middle School

1300 Herbert St
Port Orange, FL 32129
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
4.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Silver Sands Middle School serves 1,171 students in grades 6-8.
Silver Sands Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Silver Sands Middle School's student population of 1,171 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,171 students
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Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Comparison

Silver Sands Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Silver Sands Middle School is 0.48, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1332 out of 3633 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
33%
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Black
12%
22%
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White
71%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.480.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
21%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVolusia School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Silver Sands Middle School is Spruce Creek High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Volusia Virtual Instruction Program District Provided (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sweetwater Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Port Orange Sweetwater Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 652 students
    1.2 miles
    5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd
    Port Orange, FL 32127
    (386) 322-7530
    1.2 PK-5 652
  • Port Orange Volusia Virtual Instruction Program District Provided Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 33 students
    1.2 miles
    1250 Reed Canal Rd
    Port Orange, FL 32129
    (386) 734-7190
    1.2 6-8 33
  • Port Orange Sugar Mill Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 661 students
    1.3 miles
    1101 Charles St
    Port Orange, FL 32129
    (386) 756-7130
    1.3 PK-5 661
  • Port Orange Horizon Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 771 students
    1.6 miles
    4751 Hidden Lake Dr
    Port Orange, FL 32129
    (386) 756-7150
    1.6 PK-5 771
  • Port Orange Port Orange Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 401 students
    1.7 miles
    402 Dunlawton Ave
    Port Orange, FL 32127
    (386) 756-7100
    1.7 PK-5 401

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
1  
How is it that a parental purchase for their child's needed lockers and gym uniforms online. Then the following day their child goes to pick up the clothes paid for, only to be told that they are completely out of that size uniform. But her coach immediately gave her a shirt and shorts that were so small that they would fit a baby and told her they were free. Now the whole school year is gone and she never received the uniform I paid for because they are always out of that size.
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5  
Excellent school, great teachers, and I agree talented band..
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5  
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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