Sunset Hills Elementary School

1347 Gulf Rd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Sunset Hills Elementary School serves 533 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (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 61% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Sunset Hills Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Sunset Hills Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Sunset Hills Elementary School's student population of 533 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students533 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

Sunset Hills Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Sunset Hills Elementary School is 0.36, 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
#833 out of 3633 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
11%
33%
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Black
4%
22%
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White
79%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.360.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePinellas School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Sunset Hills Elementary School is Tarpon Springs High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Tarpon Springs Middle School (0.6 miles away)
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