Viera Elementary School

Summary:

Viera Elementary School is a high-performing public elementary school serving 695 students in grades PK-6 in Melbourne, Florida. Part of the Brevard County school district, which is ranked 17th out of 67 districts in the state, Viera Elementary consistently outperforms its peers in academic achievement and has earned a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Viera Elementary's students excel on standardized tests, with 92% of 6th graders proficient or better in FAST Math, compared to 67% in Brevard County and 54% statewide. The school also stands out for its relatively low chronic absenteeism rate of 9.0%, compared to higher rates at nearby schools like Hans Christian Andersen Elementary (14.9%) and Sherwood Elementary (18.9%). Additionally, only 10.5% of Viera Elementary students receive free or reduced-price lunch, significantly lower than the nearby schools, which range from 19.06% to 65.07%.

Viera Elementary's consistently high academic performance, low chronic absenteeism, and socioeconomic differences compared to nearby schools suggest the school is providing a robust educational experience for its students. The school's racial demographics, with a higher percentage of white students than the surrounding area, could be an area for further investigation to understand the factors contributing to this profile and how the school is addressing the needs of its diverse student population. Overall, Viera Elementary's excellence is reflected in its consistent ranking among the top elementary schools in Florida, earning it a well-deserved reputation as a high-quality institution.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 8300 Stadium Pkwy
       Melbourne, FL  32940


(321) 633-1000

District: Brevard

SchoolDigger Rank:
46th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,146 Help


Students who attend Viera Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Viera High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1 Help
Number of students:  695

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.7%
Hispanic:
13.1%
Two or more races:
6.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Viera Elementary School ranks better than 97.9% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 3rd among 66 ranked elementary schools in the Brevard School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.9. (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 (71.7%), Hispanic (13.1%), two or more races (6.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Viera 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 Viera Elementary School employs 46 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Viera Elementary School is $9,146. 58 elementary schools in the Brevard School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Brevard:

SchoolDigger ranks Brevard 17th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Viera Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 95.79 37th 2247 98.4%
2022 93.70 76th 2219 96.6%
2023 94.90 46th 2240 97.9%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, June 27, 2021

Open Quote Amazing principal, teachers and staff. So happy my daughter is receiving her elementary education here! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Open Quote This school has it all. Amazing staff, incredible curriculum, and the on site services bring to fruition a full range of development for everyone, not just the students. No other school in the area has all this school offers. Their performance is top notch. We’re so glad to have switched my kiddos (K & 3rd) to Viera Elementary in 2020. I look forward to staying here for the remainder of my children’s elementary years. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Viera Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2021 269 27 14 34 1 1 38 0 384
2022 423 25 22 56 1 1 57 0 585
2023 498 30 30 91 1 1 44 0 695

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 Viera Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2021 384 29.0 13.2 21.1
2022 585 41.0 14.2 13.3
2023 695 46.0 15.1 10.5

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 Viera Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2021 384 29.0 13.2 21.1
2022 585 41.0 14.2 13.3
2023 695 46.0 15.1 10.5

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Viera Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2021 $922 (9.5%) $8,749 (90.5%) $9,669
2022 $1,361 (15.3%) $7,545 (84.7%) $8,906
2023 $1,311 (14.3%) $7,835 (85.7%) $9,146

Data source: Florida Department of Education


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Frequently Asked Questions about Viera Elementary School

Students at Viera Elementary School are 72% White, 13% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 4% African American, 4% Asian.

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

High : Viera High School

Yes! Viera Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 46th of 2242 Florida elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 695 students attended Viera Elementary 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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