Virgil Mills Elementary School

7200 69th St E
Palmetto, FL 34221
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 771 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Virgil Mills Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 48%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 771 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • : Top 20% in FL
  • : 69% (Top 20%)
  • : 65% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Virgil Mills Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Virgil Mills Elementary School's student population of 771 students has declined by 37% over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
771 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
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School Rankings

Virgil Mills Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Virgil Mills Elementary School is 0.55, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
#639 out of 3655 schools
(Top 20%)
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69%
48%
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65%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
19%
36%
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Black
9%
21%
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White
64%
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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0.55
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Virgil Mills Elementary School's ranking?
Virgil Mills Elementary School is ranked #639 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Virgil Mills Elementary School often compared to?
Virgil Mills Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Blackburn Elementary School, Annie Lucy Williams Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Virgil Mills Elementary School?
771 students attend Virgil Mills Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of Virgil Mills Elementary School students are White, 19% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Virgil Mills Elementary School?
Virgil Mills Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Virgil Mills Elementary School offer ?
Virgil Mills Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Virgil Mills Elementary School part of?
Virgil Mills Elementary School is part of Manatee School District.

School Calendar

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Last Day Students
May 24, 2024 (Friday)

School Reviews

5   7/7/2017
Outstanding school wonderful teachers can't wait to go back next year
- Posted by Parent - Ann
5   7/7/2017
Excellent academic program, teachers, and facilitiesOutstanding music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities.
- Posted by Parent - Elizabeth
2   12/28/2015
Rude car circle staff lately. Teachers are great. Good programs.
- Posted by Parent - Flori

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 771 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 69% (Top 20%)
  • : 65% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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