Suncoast School for Innovative Studies

1300 South Tuttle Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239 | (941) 952-5277
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 290
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4 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1300 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Charter School
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 290
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 19.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.3
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 138 (47.6%)
  • Females: 119 (41.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 34 (11.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 160 (55.2%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 194 (66.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Suncoast School for Innovative Studies Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Suncoast School for Innovative Studies
  Number Percent
1st Grade4515.5%
2nd Grade217.2%
3rd Grade217.2%
4th Grade3813.1%
5th Grade269.0%
6th Grade279.3%
7th Grade3311.4%
8th Grade3813.1%
Teacher Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree
Percent of Classes Taught by Non-Highly Qualified Teachers
Percent of Classes Taught By Teachers (Out-of-Field) of Their Background
Source: FL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

4 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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4 reviews for Suncoast School for Innovative Studies

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on May 25, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i have two girls in this school. my 5th grader seems to like it, although she did say that if she had the chance to do it again, she would have stayed at her old school. there are many problems with "kid drama" as well as bullying. my daughter wasn't the one being bullied so i'm not sure how it was or wasn't handled in her class. i do know that it has been going on for several months though. this would never have been tolerated for so long at any of the other schools i have dealt with.

    my other daughter is in eighth grade and it has been a HORRIBLE year for her. again, this is because the administration allows bullying. the principal told me that they have had NO fights at the school. this simply is not true. four kids in the school say that there have been AT LEAST four fights this year. i guess they just aren't being reported so the school looks good. my daughter has been bullied, harassed, and threatened by two boys (and a couple of girls, just not as bad) all year long. i talked to the principal on two separate occasions, my daughter talked to him, her dad talked to him, and my daughter and i both talked to the guidance counselor twice and NOTHING was done.
    it ended with a fight between my daughter and another girl with only eight days of school left. my daughter didn't start the fight and is suspended for the rest of the year. i'm not fighting the suspension because, honestly, i'm glad she doesn't have to deal with it anymore.
    based on how this was handled i would never send my child there again.
    academically, it would probably be ok. but just ok. if the kids are all getting along, probably ok. but if there are any issues that need intervention by administration, NO WAY.
    i always thought the schools had a "zero tolerance policy" regarding bullying?
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 08, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • It is my daughter's first year at SSIS and I've already made the decision to keep her there through 8th grade. There is so much support, attentiveness, and nurturing at SSIS, that I can't imagine being apart of any other educational family.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 07, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Imagine a school where all of the staff members know your name and your children's names. The teachers volunteer their time right along side of the parents for fundraisers and after school community building activities. Students are nurtured yet challenged and homework is manageable yet meaningful. Parental involvement is required and valued. Any bullying or foul language (both rare) is nipped in the bud. The kids are mutually supportive (even in middle school) and programs are set up such that some of the older kids can mentor their younger peers. This is SSIS and we love it. Our family has been there for several years and our children are thriving. The only negative is that it is getting a bit crowded and a new facility would be beneficial but in my mind, all of the most important educational aspects are in place.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 15, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Only 3 weeks into the new school year and WOW what a great decision it was to move my daughter to SSIS. she really loves it and wakes up happy everyday to go to school. The staff is wonderful and There is such a family feel to the school. we are very happy!

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