Sunset Elementary School

  • Sunset Elementary School serves 1,178 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 94% (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 94% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Sunset Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Sunset Elementary School's student population of 1,178 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students1,178 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Sunset Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sunset Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sunset Elementary School is 0.52, 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 School Rank (16-17)#13 out of 3650 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
57%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
63%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sunset Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
3%
22%
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White
30%
38%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sunset Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.520.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sunset Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDade School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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My son graduated from Sunset Elementary with a really impressive academic, cultural and social experience. Language programs are exceptional, as is the hands-on advanced math and science program. Faculty are excellent. The school won the prestigious Goldman Sachs Award for Excellence in International Education as well as the Blue Ribbon and Magnet Awards, among others.
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