Suntree Elementary School

Summary:

Suntree Elementary School is a public elementary school in Melbourne, Florida, serving around 600 students in grades PK-6. As part of the Brevard County School District, which is ranked 22 out of 68 districts in Florida, Suntree Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state averages in academic performance.

Suntree Elementary's academic excellence is evident in its consistently high standardized test scores, with 5th-grade students scoring 84% proficient or better in Statewide Science, compared to 58% for Brevard County and 53% for Florida. The school has been ranked among the top 150 elementary schools in Florida for the past several years, placing it in the top 6% of elementary schools in the state. Suntree's diverse student population, with 73% White, 6.33% African American, 8.17% Hispanic, and 4% Asian students, suggests the school is effectively serving students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Viera Elementary, which has similar demographic characteristics, Suntree Elementary maintains slightly higher test scores and a stronger statewide ranking. The school's low chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 6.7% to 13.2%, and higher per-student spending, ranging from $8,456 to $10,280, may be contributing factors to its academic success and high ranking within the Brevard County School District.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 900 Jordan Blass Dr
       Melbourne, FL  32940


(321) 242-6480

District: Brevard

SchoolDigger Rank:
133rd of 2,256 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,098 Help


Students who attend Suntree Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Delaura Middle School
High:    Viera High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1 Help
Number of students:  600

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.0%
Hispanic:
8.2%
Two or more races:
7.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Suntree Elementary School ranks better than 94.1% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 10th among 66 ranked elementary schools in the Brevard School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.29. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73%), Hispanic (8.2%), two or more races (7.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 22.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Suntree Elementary School is 15.1. 37 elementary schools in the Brevard School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Suntree Elementary School employs 39.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Suntree Elementary School is $10,098. 43 elementary schools in the Brevard School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Suntree Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Brevard:

SchoolDigger ranks Brevard 22nd of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Suntree Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 95.31 9th 199 95.5%
2005 96.41 8th 202 96.0%
2006 97.12 8th 1688 99.5%
2007 96.61 9th 1786 99.5%
2008 96.11 11th 1789 99.4%
2009 94.84 19th 1847 99.0%
2010 95.65 12th 1919 99.4%
2011 94.15 25th 1985 98.7%
2012 96.12 24th 1984 98.8%
2013 94.62 45th 2029 97.8%
2014 90.86 132nd 2064 93.6%
2016 91.61 126th 2087 94.0%
2017 90.97 125th 2112 94.1%
2018 91.23 119th 2118 94.4%
2019 90.28 146th 2182 93.3%
2021 91.79 131st 2247 94.2%
2022 92.35 117th 2219 94.7%
2023 92.70 101st 2240 95.5%
2024 91.29 133rd 2256 94.1%
See the entire list of Florida Elementary School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Friday, May 17, 2019

Open Quote Old schooled system, food also in cafeteria for children is all fast food, not acceptable. Do not see my child thriving in this school environment at all. Anyone can teach but only few teach with their heart open for children to thrive, preparing them for this world. School system needs to undergo complete new ways of teaching and not being taught old stuff. We live in the very fast developing wold, what was taught back then is not acceptable now. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, March 30, 2018

Open Quote BEWARE ....School is way outdated. Buildings need repair. Contractors were replacing the old rain gutters and left old metal shards laying around all over the school ground where students play. This was brought to the administration and there was 0 reaction from them. No sense of urgency to correct the problem. The teachers are narcissistic. The only students the teachers "like" are those who fit in with his or her expectations, comfort zone, and ego for whatever reason. Any students who DON'T FIT are labeled with behavior issues, ignored, cast aside, dismissed, and even sabotaged. There is huge favoritism going on at this school with students of rich families that attend. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Suntree Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 878 23 17 14 1 n/a n/a 0 933
1994 1103 30 28 17 3 n/a n/a 0 1181
1995 1323 36 46 30 2 n/a n/a 0 1437
1996 1323 36 46 30 2 n/a n/a 0 1437
1997 1356 34 41 32 2 n/a n/a 0 1465
1998 1390 32 45 36 0 n/a n/a 0 1503
1999 880 13 13 26 0 n/a n/a 0 932
2000 845 10 12 25 0 n/a n/a 0 892
2001 947 17 18 40 0 n/a n/a 0 1022
2002 1051 28 32 51 0 n/a n/a 0 1162
2003 1051 28 32 51 0 n/a n/a 0 1162
2004 1013 30 24 64 0 n/a n/a 0 1131
2005 773 26 24 35 0 n/a n/a 0 858
2006 744 21 27 34 1 n/a n/a 0 827
2007 662 15 33 43 1 n/a n/a 38 792
2008 671 12 44 39 0 n/a n/a 39 805
2009 693 17 45 33 0 n/a n/a 40 828
2010 682 17 58 32 0 n/a n/a 38 827
2011 513 16 36 68 0 1 45 0 679
2012 537 11 27 68 4 1 49 0 697
2013 499 15 29 61 0 1 39 0 644
2014 468 18 31 65 2 2 36 0 622
2015 462 17 26 72 4 1 47 0 629
2016 478 23 25 73 3 1 46 0 649
2017 495 23 27 69 1 1 41 0 657
2018 525 21 27 65 1 0 47 0 686
2019 497 27 33 71 1 0 45 0 674
2020 506 29 40 60 1 1 39 0 676
2021 436 38 30 49 1 0 40 0 594
2022 448 35 20 47 2 3 40 0 595
2023 438 38 24 49 2 5 44 0 600

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Suntree Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 933 42.0 22.2 2.9
1994 1181 52.0 22.7 5.4
1995 1437 71.0 20.2 4.4
1996 1437 71.0 20.2 4.4
1997 1465 71.0 20.6 4.4
1998 1503 74.0 20.3 4.1
1999 932 47.0 19.8 4.7
2000 892 45.0 19.8 5.9
2001 1022 48.0 21.3 5.8
2002 1162 58.0 20.0 4.9
2003 1162 58.0 20.0 4.9
2004 1131 60.0 18.9 4.4
2005 858 57.0 15.1 5.6
2006 827 55.0 15.0 4.1
2007 792 53.0 14.9 3.7
2008 805 57.0 14.1 3.9
2009 828 59.7 15.1 6.6
2010 827 54.5 15.1 6.8
2011 679 44.8 15.1 11.9
2012 697 46.0 15.1 14.1
2013 644 45.0 14.3 16.1
2014 622 41.0 15.1 15.1
2015 629 44.0 14.2 18.3
2016 649 44.0 14.7 23
2017 657 45.0 14.6 23.1
2018 686 47.0 14.5 21.4
2019 674 47.0 14.3 21.7
2020 676 45.5 14.8 20.7
2021 594 40.0 14.8 25.1
2022 595 42.0 14.1 25.5
2023 600 39.5 15.1 22.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Suntree Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 933 42.0 22.2 2.9
1994 1181 52.0 22.7 5.4
1995 1437 71.0 20.2 4.4
1996 1437 71.0 20.2 4.4
1997 1465 71.0 20.6 4.4
1998 1503 74.0 20.3 4.1
1999 932 47.0 19.8 4.7
2000 892 45.0 19.8 5.9
2001 1022 48.0 21.3 5.8
2002 1162 58.0 20.0 4.9
2003 1162 58.0 20.0 4.9
2004 1131 60.0 18.9 4.4
2005 858 57.0 15.1 5.6
2006 827 55.0 15.0 4.1
2007 792 53.0 14.9 3.7
2008 805 57.0 14.1 3.9
2009 828 59.7 15.1 6.6
2010 827 54.5 15.1 6.8
2011 679 44.8 15.1 11.9
2012 697 46.0 15.1 14.1
2013 644 45.0 14.3 16.1
2014 622 41.0 15.1 15.1
2015 629 44.0 14.2 18.3
2016 649 44.0 14.7 23
2017 657 45.0 14.6 23.1
2018 686 47.0 14.5 21.4
2019 674 47.0 14.3 21.7
2020 676 45.5 14.8 20.7
2021 594 40.0 14.8 25.1
2022 595 42.0 14.1 25.5
2023 600 39.5 15.1 22.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Suntree Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $488 (6.3%) $7,313 (93.7%) $7,801
2019 $488 (5.8%) $7,863 (94.2%) $8,351
2020 $532 (6.3%) $7,924 (93.7%) $8,456
2021 $796 (9.1%) $7,970 (90.9%) $8,767
2022 $1,343 (13.1%) $8,937 (86.9%) $10,280
2023 $1,476 (14.6%) $8,622 (85.4%) $10,098

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Suntree Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 146th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 101st of 2240 Elementary schools
 2.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Suntree Elementary School)8480
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6458
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Suntree Elementary School)7380
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6159
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Suntree Elementary School)7877
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6160
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Suntree Elementary School)8782
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6460
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Suntree Elementary School)8080
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6061
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Suntree Elementary School)8684
 2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6056
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Suntree Elementary School)7770
 7%
   5th Grade Science (Brevard)5657
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Suntree Elementary School)8582
 3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6064
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Suntree Elementary School)8484
   6th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6766
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students674600
 11%
African American2738
 40.7%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian3324
 27.3%
Hispanic7149
 31%
Pacific Islander05
White497438
 11.9%
Two or More Races4544
 2.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21.7%22.7%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Suntree Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 600 students attended Suntree Elementary School.

Students at Suntree Elementary School are 73% White, 8% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 6% African American, 4% Asian.

Yes. Suntree Elementary School ranks in the top 5.9% of Florida elementary schools.

Students who attend Suntree Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Delaura Middle School
High : Viera High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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