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Melbourne

Melbourne

Melbourne was named in 1880 when homesteader Harry Goode's 8-year-old daughter drew its name on the longest of three broom straws. Melbourne was incorporated in 1888 and merged with Eau Gallie in 1969.

Today, the City is approximately 38 square miles in size, with about 75% of that land in use. The population as of April, 2004 is 74,644 and is growing by about 2% each year. Visit the official city web site at http://www.melbourneflorida.org.

Melbourne International Airport, which consists of approximately 2,800 acres, serves the county with six airlines providing service to more than 500,000 passengers per year.

Cultural and recreational opportunities abound, with places of interest including: Florida Institute of Technology Botanical Gardens, Space Coast Science Center, King Center for the Performing Arts, Brevard Community College, Melbourne Square Mall and Brevard Art Center & Museum. Historic Downtown Melbourne offers quaint restaurants, galleries, antiques shops, and is the site of many craft shows and special events.

Melbourne takes full advantage of its climate and location, which make it ideal for pursuing outdoor activities. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy tennis, golf, boating, swimming, and the numerous parks and nature trails year-round.

Demographics

Residents of Melbourne typically are well educated and live in two-income households. Most are homeowners in suburban neighborhoods or in condominium complexes. A portion of the population lives in multi-family structures. For entertainment, residents of this city enjoy golfing, fishing, boating, sports, and may participate in youth sports and family outings. Note: Some of the following information was compiled from 1999 data.

Population 74,644
Housing 30,788 housing units
Average Rent $467
Average Age of Residents 41
2000 Population by Gender Male: 48.8%
  Female: 51.2%
2000 Population by Race White: 84.7%
  Black: 9.3%
  Other: 6%
Median Household Income $37,121

HIGH SCHOOLS

Students living in Melbourne attend one of the following high schools based on school boundaries:

Eau Gallie High School
1400 Commodore Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935
(321) 254-6400
Grades: 9-12
Principal: Thomas Sawyer
Mascot: Commodores
Florida 2004 Grade: B
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: B
Florida 2001 Grade: D

Melbourne High School
74 Bulldog Blvd.
Melbourne
(321) 952-5880
Grades: 9-12
Principal: James Willcoxon
Mascot: Bulldogs
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: B
Florida 2001 Grade: C

Westshore Junior/Senior High
250 W. Brevard Drive
Melbourne
(321) 242-4730
Grades: 7-12
Principal: Cindy Van Meter
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: A

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MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Students living in Melbourne attend one of the following middle schools based on school boundaries:

Central Middle School
2600 Wingate Blvd.
West Melbourne
(321) 722-4150
Grades: 7-8
Principal: Pamela Mitchell
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: B
Florida 2001 Grade: B


Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School
2155 Croton Rd.
Melbourne
(321) 242-6430
Grades:7-8
Principal: Robert Fish
Florida 2004 Grade: B
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: B

Stone Middle School
1101 University Blvd.
Melbourne
(321) 723-0741
Grades:7-8
Principal: Timothy Cool
Florida 2004 Grade: B
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: C
Florida 2001 Grade: C

Westshore Junior/Senior High
250 W. Brevard Drive
Melbourne
(321) 242-4730
Grades: 7-12
Principal: Cindy Van Meter
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: A

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Students living in Melbourne attend one of the following elementary schools based on school boundaries:

Roy Allen Elementary School
2601 Fountainhead Blvd.
Melbourne
(321) 242-6450
Grades:K-6
Principal: Hazel B. Ivory
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: B

Dr. W. J. Creel Elementary
2000 Glenwood Dr.
Melbourne
(321) 259-3233
Grades:K-6
Principal: Kathryn A. Eward
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: A

Croton Elementary
1449 Croton Rd.
Melbourne
(321) 259-3818
Grades:K-6
Principal: Lyn Rinehart
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: C
Florida 2001 Grade: A

Harbor City Elementary
1377 Sarno Rd.
Melbourne
(321) 254-5534
Grades:K-6
Principal: Barbara Belanger
Florida 2004 Grade: B
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: B

Longleaf Elementary
4290 N. Wickham Rd.
Melbourne
(321) 242-4700
Grades:K-6
Principal: Marilyn Sylvester
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: B

Quest Elementary
8751 Trafford Drive
Melbourne
(321) 242-1411
Grades: K-6
Principal: Hilah Mercer
Opening August 2004

Sabal Elementary
1401 Wickham Rd.
Melbourne
(321) 254-7261
Grades:K-6
Principal: John J. Vaughan
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: C

Sherwood Elementary
2541 Post Rd.
Melbourne
(321) 254-6424
Grades:K-6
Principal: Cynthia Wilson
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: A

University Park Elementary
500 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne
(321) 723-2566
Grades: K-6
Principal: Clenton L. Taylor
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: C
Florida 2001 Grade: C

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