Tarpon Springs Middle School

501 N Florida Ave
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
(School attendance zone shown in map)
8/
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Top 30%
Serving 651 students in grades 6-8, Tarpon Springs Middle School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 651 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • : Top 30% in FL
  • : 66% (Top 30%)
  • : 61% (Top 30%)
  • : 64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Tarpon Springs Middle School's student population of 651 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
651 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Tarpon Springs Middle School ranks within the top 30% of all 3,704 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Tarpon Springs Middle School is 0.61, 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)
#958 out of 3704 schools
(Top 30%)
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66%
52%
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61%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tarpon Springs Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
64%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Tarpon Springs Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
21%
36%
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Black
15%
21%
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White
57%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Florida.
0.61
This chart displays the diversity score of Tarpon Springs Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tarpon Springs Middle School's ranking?
Tarpon Springs Middle School is ranked #958 out of 3,704 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Tarpon Springs Middle School often compared to?
Tarpon Springs Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Palm Harbor Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
66% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average), while 61% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Tarpon Springs Middle School?
651 students attend Tarpon Springs Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of Tarpon Springs Middle School students are White, 21% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Tarpon Springs Middle School?
Tarpon Springs Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Tarpon Springs Middle School offer ?
Tarpon Springs Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Tarpon Springs Middle School part of?
Tarpon Springs Middle School is part of Pinellas School District.

School Calendar

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Date
All schools open. First Day for Students. All Pre-k and postsecondary schools' classes begin
August 12, 2024 (Monday)
Last day for all students. Students will be released two hours early
May 29, 2025 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 651 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 66% (Top 30%)
  • : 61% (Top 30%)
  • : 64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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