Stone Magnet Middle School

Summary:

Stone Magnet Middle School is a public middle school in Melbourne, Florida, serving around 670 students in grades 7-8. The school is part of the Brevard District, which is ranked 22 out of 68 districts in Florida and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Stone Magnet Middle School has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, with higher percentages of African American (35.67%) and Hispanic (16.42%) students, it faces several challenges. The school has significantly higher chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 22.4% to 42.8%, compared to 10-21% at nearby schools like Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Delaura Middle School, and Herbert C. Hoover Middle School. Additionally, Stone Magnet Middle School consistently underperforms the Brevard and Florida state averages in standardized test subjects, with only 40% of 8th-grade students proficient in English Language Arts, compared to 55% in Brevard and 51% statewide.

The higher rates of economic disadvantage at Stone Magnet Middle School, with 68.81% to 77.72% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, may be contributing factors to the school's lower academic performance. However, the school's higher per-student spending of $12,390 in the 2022-2023 budget presents an opportunity for targeted interventions and additional resources to address these challenges and improve student outcomes. By implementing effective strategies and support, Stone Magnet Middle School can work to close the achievement gap with its surrounding peers and better serve its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 1101 E University Blvd
       Melbourne, FL  32901


(321) 723-0741

District: Brevard

SchoolDigger Rank:
850th of 1,196 Florida Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,390 Help


Students who attend Stone Magnet Middle School usually attend:

High:    Palm Bay Magnet Senior High School

Feeder schools for Stone Magnet Middle School:

Elementary:    Palm Bay Elementary School
    Port Malabar Elementary School
    Riviera Elementary School
    University Park Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.6 Help
Number of students:  670

Racial breakdown:

White:
37.9%
African American:
35.7%
Hispanic:
16.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.8% Help


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Compare Details Stone Magnet Middle School ranks worse than 71.1% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranks last among 11 ranked middle schools in the Brevard School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.4. (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 Student population at Stone Magnet Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (37.9%), African American (35.7%), Hispanic (16.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 68.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Brevard School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Stone Magnet Middle School is 18.6. 5 middle schools in the Brevard School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Stone Magnet Middle School employs 36 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Stone Magnet Middle School is $12,390, which is the 2nd highest among 11 middle schools in the Brevard School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Stone Magnet Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Stone Magnet Middle School 850th of 1196 Florida public middle schools. (See Stone Magnet Middle School in the ranking list.)

Brevard:

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


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Rank History for Stone Magnet Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 67.60 207th 675 69.3%
2007 74.13 179th 736 75.7%
2008 67.04 255th 740 65.5%
2009 69.77 244th 780 68.7%
2010 74.87 201st 839 76.0%
2011 67.60 297th 891 66.7%
2012 58.19 381st 897 57.5%
2013 48.12 515th 956 46.1%
2014 41.42 593rd 999 40.6%
2016 39.34 598th 997 40.0%
2017 38.54 637th 1031 38.2%
2018 32.35 706th 1035 31.8%
2019 37.32 713th 1099 35.1%
2021 24.28 878th 1136 22.7%
2022 26.59 863rd 1148 24.8%
2023 29.96 845th 1177 28.2%
2024 31.40 850th 1196 28.9%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Stone Magnet Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 936 194 15 36 1 n/a n/a 0 1182
1989 649 212 24 37 0 n/a n/a 0 922
1990 613 209 15 47 2 n/a n/a 0 886
1991 619 214 18 54 1 n/a n/a 0 906
1992 662 223 20 56 0 n/a n/a 0 961
1993 714 257 19 58 0 n/a n/a 0 1048
1994 721 292 21 66 2 n/a n/a 0 1102
1995 639 354 18 68 3 n/a n/a 0 1082
1996 639 354 18 68 3 n/a n/a 0 1082
1997 633 332 26 74 3 n/a n/a 0 1068
1998 654 299 27 74 5 n/a n/a 0 1059
1999 492 205 15 50 2 n/a n/a 0 764
2000 503 203 20 64 3 n/a n/a 0 793
2001 493 228 22 68 1 n/a n/a 0 812
2002 496 176 14 71 1 n/a n/a 0 758
2003 496 176 14 71 1 n/a n/a 0 758
2004 460 195 12 86 1 n/a n/a 0 754
2005 420 164 14 88 0 n/a n/a 0 686
2006 437 178 16 93 2 n/a n/a 0 726
2007 365 165 21 89 2 n/a n/a 41 683
2008 340 171 31 76 3 n/a n/a 44 665
2009 357 165 21 74 3 n/a n/a 45 665
2010 370 142 16 77 2 n/a n/a 55 662
2011 389 183 16 97 2 0 67 0 754
2012 380 192 17 124 3 0 58 0 774
2013 373 236 18 121 1 0 52 0 801
2014 375 237 18 123 0 0 63 0 816
2015 359 216 15 123 0 1 69 0 783
2016 387 227 20 129 2 3 66 0 834
2017 375 247 15 144 2 0 56 0 839
2018 362 238 11 147 1 1 62 0 822
2019 355 215 11 153 2 0 55 0 791
2020 310 225 13 152 2 0 67 0 769
2021 293 259 13 145 0 0 63 0 773
2022 284 260 14 122 0 1 64 0 745
2023 254 239 13 110 1 0 53 0 670

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 Stone Magnet Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1182 54.0 21.8 20
1989 922 44.0 20.9 25.3
1990 886 44.0 20.1 25.5
1991 906 47.0 19.2 30.6
1992 961 48.0 20.0 23.2
1993 1048 54.0 19.4 26.6
1994 1102 59.0 18.7 25
1995 1082 59.0 18.3 38.4
1996 1082 59.0 18.3 38.4
1997 1068 59.0 18.1 29.4
1998 1059 61.0 17.4 38.8
1999 764 44.0 17.4 6.5
2000 793 42.0 18.9 46.9
2001 812 47.0 17.3 50
2002 758 47.0 16.1 45.5
2003 758 47.0 16.1 45.5
2004 754 46.0 16.4 45.5
2005 686 47.0 14.6 49.6
2006 726 48.0 15.1 42
2007 683 49.0 13.9 44.4
2008 665 48.0 13.9 50.9
2009 665 47.8 15.1 50.3
2010 662 47.0 14.0 57.5
2011 754 52.0 14.5 58.8
2012 774 52.0 14.8 61
2013 801 54.0 14.8 64.4
2014 816 51.0 16.0 65.1
2015 783 50.0 15.6 69.5
2016 834 47.0 17.7 70.4
2017 839 50.0 16.7 68.5
2018 822 49.0 16.7 62.2
2019 791 46.0 17.1 71.2
2020 769 43.0 17.8 72.4
2021 773 40.0 19.3 73.7
2022 745 44.0 16.9 77.7
2023 670 36.0 18.6 68.8

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 Stone Magnet Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1182 54.0 21.8 20
1989 922 44.0 20.9 25.3
1990 886 44.0 20.1 25.5
1991 906 47.0 19.2 30.6
1992 961 48.0 20.0 23.2
1993 1048 54.0 19.4 26.6
1994 1102 59.0 18.7 25
1995 1082 59.0 18.3 38.4
1996 1082 59.0 18.3 38.4
1997 1068 59.0 18.1 29.4
1998 1059 61.0 17.4 38.8
1999 764 44.0 17.4 6.5
2000 793 42.0 18.9 46.9
2001 812 47.0 17.3 50
2002 758 47.0 16.1 45.5
2003 758 47.0 16.1 45.5
2004 754 46.0 16.4 45.5
2005 686 47.0 14.6 49.6
2006 726 48.0 15.1 42
2007 683 49.0 13.9 44.4
2008 665 48.0 13.9 50.9
2009 665 47.8 15.1 50.3
2010 662 47.0 14.0 57.5
2011 754 52.0 14.5 58.8
2012 774 52.0 14.8 61
2013 801 54.0 14.8 64.4
2014 816 51.0 16.0 65.1
2015 783 50.0 15.6 69.5
2016 834 47.0 17.7 70.4
2017 839 50.0 16.7 68.5
2018 822 49.0 16.7 62.2
2019 791 46.0 17.1 71.2
2020 769 43.0 17.8 72.4
2021 773 40.0 19.3 73.7
2022 745 44.0 16.9 77.7
2023 670 36.0 18.6 68.8

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 Stone Magnet Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $337 (4.4%) $7,321 (95.6%) $7,658
2019 $279 (3.6%) $7,511 (96.4%) $7,790
2020 $320 (3.9%) $7,866 (96.1%) $8,187
2021 $1,141 (13.5%) $7,309 (86.5%) $8,451
2022 $2,011 (19.4%) $8,335 (80.6%) $10,346
2023 $3,154 (25.5%) $9,236 (74.5%) $12,390

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Stone Magnet Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 713th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 845th of 1177 Middle schools
 6.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Stone Magnet Middle School)4635
 11%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)5853
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Stone Magnet Middle School)4330
 13%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6253
 9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Stone Magnet Middle School)5032
 18%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6352
 11%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Stone Magnet Middle School)2918
 11%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)4330
 13%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Stone Magnet Middle School)3828
 10%
   8th Grade Science (Brevard)5348
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
End of Course Civics (Stone Magnet Middle School)6750
 17%
   End of Course Civics (Brevard)7569
 6%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Stone Magnet Middle School)8063
 17%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Brevard)6454
 10%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Stone Magnet Middle School)9893
 5%
   End of Course Geometry (Brevard)6251
 11%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students791670
 15.3%
African American215239
 11.2%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian1113
 18.2%
Hispanic153110
 28.1%
Pacific Islander00
White355254
 28.5%
Two or More Races5553
 3.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.2%68.8%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Stone Magnet Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 670 students attended Stone Magnet Middle School.

Students at Stone Magnet Middle School are 38% White, 36% African American, 16% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Stone Magnet Middle School ranks 850th of 1196 Florida middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students who attend Stone Magnet Middle School usually go on to attend Palm Bay Magnet Senior High School


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