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Sarasota Military Academy

Preschool | Grades 9-12 | Sarasota
801 North Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 926-1700

About This School

Sarasota Military Academy is located in Sarasota, FL and is one of 14 high schools in Sarasota School District. It is a charter school that serves 801 students in grades 9-12.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Sarasota Military Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Sarasota Military Academy had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

38% 62%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Sarasota Military Academy Reviews

I love this school!

By , a Parent on

I had to post after reading the "1 star" review.  Very few of the kids that go to SMA are planning on going into the military.  But this school does teach discipline, self responsibility and provides opportunities for leadership that most public schools do not offer.  All teenagers need these attributes to succeed once they are on their own.  My oldest son has been there since 9th grade.  He is a senior this year.  He has thrived there, but then he already had the self discipline and motivation needed to succeed.  Choosing the right school for your child depends on their needs and personality. My son has done very well at SMA. SAT and ACT test scores are consistently near the top.  

I would not recommend this school

Reviewed on

This school is so bad. They focus way too much in the military area than education. Formation runs late sometimes which takes time from educating. Riverview Ib is the best by far. With new administration the school is getting worse. I would not take my child there unless their interested in the military. In every class I find myself talking because the teacher has no work for us. The "IB program" they have is not organized and is just the worse. Please consider another school!!!
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By a Parent on

AMAZING SCHOOL... 2 years ago, our oldest daughter graduated from the academy. Really made her focus on her goals! Studying medicine in college. Our youngest daughter graduates 2012.... and also plans to continue her education. Also her focus is geared towards medicine.  We are very proud parents, and have been "extremely pleased".Thank you SMA!!! Parents check this high school out! We would rate this school 10/10 SMA is #1

By , a Parent on

This school is the best thing to happen to schools.   I hava one son there and my daughter who goes to Pine view plans to change schools to go there in  9th grade..  People can learn alot from the type of structure this provides a child.  When times are so tough  socially in a childs life this school defines structure and a consistanecy for kids that we  somehow have lost  in our society.    5 stars.

By , a Parent on

We had to pull my daughter out of her previous school she was so unhappy, and unbalanced. This has been her first week back to school and it has truly the happiest I have seen my child in over a year. She is a freshman this year. Everyone made her feel very welcome students and facuilty. This school hands down is allready been a blessing for my daughter and for us!

By , a Parent on

Absolutely the best first week of my sons school career. I have never seen him so focused and on task.

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