The Sanibel School

3840 Sanibel Captiva Rd
Sanibel, FL 33957
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 5%
Serving 252 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, The Sanibel School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 252 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • : Top 5% in FL
  • : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • : 80-84% (Top 5%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Overview

The Sanibel School's student population of 252 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
252 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The Sanibel School ranks within the top 5% of all 3,704 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of The Sanibel School is 0.25, 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)
#90 out of 3704 schools
(Top 5%)
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85-89%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of The Sanibel School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
80-84%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of The Sanibel 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.
75-79%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of The Sanibel 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
14:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
36%
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Black
n/a
21%
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White
86%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
0.25
This chart display the diversity score of The Sanibel 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
12%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in The Sanibel School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Sanibel School's ranking?
The Sanibel School is ranked #90 out of 3,704 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are The Sanibel School often compared to?
The Sanibel Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pinewoods Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
85-89% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average), while 80-84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend The Sanibel School?
252 students attend The Sanibel School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of The Sanibel School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of The Sanibel School?
The Sanibel School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does The Sanibel School offer ?
The Sanibel School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is The Sanibel School part of?
The Sanibel School is part of Lee School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
First Day Back to School for Students
August 12, 2024 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break
November 28, 2024 (Thursday)
Spring Break
March 17, 2025 (Monday)
Last Day for Students
May 30, 2025 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 252 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • : Top 5%
  • : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • : 80-84% (Top 5%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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