Sanford Middle School

Public, Magnet 6-8

 1700 S French Ave
       Sanford, FL  32771-3383


 (407) 320-6150

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District: Seminole

SchoolDigger Rank:
382nd of 1,035 Florida Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.5
Number of students:  1,612

Racial breakdown:
White:
43.7%
African American:
19.4%
Hispanic:
19.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.5%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, June 14, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Sanford Middle School ranked better than 63.1% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranked 6th among 12 ranked middle schools in the Seminole School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 60.92. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Sanford Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Seminole School District. Student population at Sanford Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (43.7%), African American (19.4%), Hispanic (19%). (See more...)
Compare Details 45.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sanford Middle School is 17.5, which is the 5th best among 12 middle schools in the Seminole School District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Sanford Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sanford Middle School 382nd of 1035 Florida public middle schools. (See Sanford Middle School in the ranking list.)

Seminole:

SchoolDigger ranks Seminole 10th of 66 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Sanford Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 68.79 178th 593 70.0%
2005 70.72 160th 602 73.4%
2006 69.34 196th 675 71.0%
2007 78.74 133rd 736 81.9%
2008 78.75 141st 740 80.9%
2009 80.32 130th 780 83.3%
2010 79.96 138th 839 83.6%
2011 81.60 140th 891 84.3%
2012 81.63 138th 897 84.6%
2013 81.90 143rd 956 85.0%
2014 82.97 135th 999 86.5%
2016 69.64 277th 997 72.2%
2017 69.75 289th 1031 72.0%
2018 60.92 382nd 1035 63.1%

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

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by a parent
Friday, March 8, 2013

Open Quote My daughter attend this middle school as our "zoned" school for 6th and part of 7th grade. The school is considered a magnet school and offers alot of different electives, however I don't feel that the school is strong in basic academics. The school is located in a bad part of town and you end up with alot of kids coming from very troubled backrounds. My daughter saw fist fights daily between kids, cursing and foul language ran rampat and very few kids participated in class. She was tested for the schools gifted program and wasn't accepted into the program because of our race and income status even though her IQ far exceeded the requirements. I had a meeting with the guidance counselor and she informed me that unless we were on free/reduced lunch and black or hispanic then we would not make it into the program. I questioned what race and income has to do with IQ and she said "It doesn't but we HAVE to have different races and income levels in the program and so unless you meet the race and income requirements, there is no room"
What a complete joke and an insult to any child regardless of their backround that a school is using race/income to determine if there is room. IQ is IQ, it doesn't matter what color your skin is or how much money your parents make, but in this school it does.
My daughter was never challenged in this school even in the "pre-IB" program. She earned straight A's without having to work hard. She went to school in fear of being harassed and the kids that are in that school really don't care about learning. I would be very careful before putting your child here.
An apple can look birght and shiny on the outside but be rotten on the inside. That is this school Close Quote


Enrollment information for Sanford Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 463 293 10 12 1 n/a n/a 0 779
1989 418 279 7 12 1 n/a n/a 0 717
1990 406 268 10 14 0 n/a n/a 0 698
1991 413 301 14 13 1 n/a n/a 0 742
1992 475 338 12 22 5 n/a n/a 0 852
1993 489 322 10 61 5 n/a n/a 0 887
1994 505 319 17 57 2 n/a n/a 0 900
1995 448 372 17 56 5 n/a n/a 0 898
1996 448 372 17 56 5 n/a n/a 0 898
1997 446 374 12 68 5 n/a n/a 0 905
1998 464 323 11 71 2 n/a n/a 0 871
1999 544 373 21 95 3 n/a n/a 0 1036
2000 606 399 30 132 8 n/a n/a 0 1175
2001 635 415 39 174 9 n/a n/a 0 1272
2002 687 383 54 221 3 n/a n/a 0 1348
2003 687 383 54 221 3 n/a n/a 0 1348
2004 634 351 58 241 4 n/a n/a 0 1288
2005 690 368 72 271 6 n/a n/a 0 1407
2006 756 373 78 297 7 n/a n/a 0 1511
2007 681 258 83 220 2 n/a n/a 75 1319
2008 687 262 88 208 0 n/a n/a 71 1316
2009 698 281 110 206 4 n/a n/a 89 1388
2010 711 291 129 218 5 n/a n/a 100 1454
2011 768 295 155 259 6 11 50 0 1544
2012 782 286 155 249 6 11 44 0 1533
2013 722 288 175 236 6 9 51 0 1487
2014 720 298 198 225 10 9 40 0 1500
2015 731 295 215 251 7 6 60 0 1565
2016 773 310 232 282 9 4 69 0 1679
2017 705 312 207 307 8 3 70 0 1612

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 Sanford Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 779 49.0 15.8 50.7
1989 717 44.0 16.2 49.2
1990 698 54.0 12.9 49.6
1991 742 54.0 13.7 46.1
1992 852 54.0 15.7 41.1
1993 887 52.0 17.1 45.7
1994 900 53.0 17.0 46.1
1995 898 54.0 16.6 49.3
1996 898 54.0 16.6 49.3
1997 905 55.0 16.5 47.5
1998 871 52.0 16.8 44.3
1999 1036 62.0 16.7 51.4
2000 1175 66.0 17.8 58.9
2001 1272 75.0 17.0 48.3
2002 1348 81.0 16.6 51.6
2003 1348 81.0 16.6 51.6
2004 1288 82.0 15.7 55.3
2005 1407 86.0 16.4 48.1
2006 1511 90.0 16.8 46.5
2007 1319 82.0 16.1 43.5
2008 1316 82.0 16.0 41.7
2009 1388 89.9 17.1 44.5
2010 1454 81.5 17.8 45.8
2011 1544 75.1 20.5 43.6
2012 1533 69.1 22.1 46.3
2013 1487 86.0 17.2 45.5
2014 1500 86.0 17.4 46.5
2015 1565 89.0 17.5 42.6
2016 1679 93.0 18.0 44.1
2017 1612 92.0 17.5 45.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Sanford Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 779 49.0 15.8 50.7
1989 717 44.0 16.2 49.2
1990 698 54.0 12.9 49.6
1991 742 54.0 13.7 46.1
1992 852 54.0 15.7 41.1
1993 887 52.0 17.1 45.7
1994 900 53.0 17.0 46.1
1995 898 54.0 16.6 49.3
1996 898 54.0 16.6 49.3
1997 905 55.0 16.5 47.5
1998 871 52.0 16.8 44.3
1999 1036 62.0 16.7 51.4
2000 1175 66.0 17.8 58.9
2001 1272 75.0 17.0 48.3
2002 1348 81.0 16.6 51.6
2003 1348 81.0 16.6 51.6
2004 1288 82.0 15.7 55.3
2005 1407 86.0 16.4 48.1
2006 1511 90.0 16.8 46.5
2007 1319 82.0 16.1 43.5
2008 1316 82.0 16.0 41.7
2009 1388 89.9 17.1 44.5
2010 1454 81.5 17.8 45.8
2011 1544 75.1 20.5 43.6
2012 1533 69.1 22.1 46.3
2013 1487 86.0 17.2 45.5
2014 1500 86.0 17.4 46.5
2015 1565 89.0 17.5 42.6
2016 1679 93.0 18.0 44.1
2017 1612 92.0 17.5 45.5

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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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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