James A. Shanks Middle School

1400 West King St

Quincy, FL 32351-1436

Tel: (850)875-8737
Grades 6-8
556 students
James A. Shanks Middle School serves 556 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the FL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 59%.
James A. Shanks Middle School operates within the Gadsden School District.

School Overview

The student population of 556 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 556 students
James A. Shanks Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % James A. Shanks Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
James A. Shanks Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade James A. Shanks Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
James A. Shanks Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
18%
30%
James A. Shanks Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
81%
23%
James A. Shanks Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
1%
41%
James A. Shanks Middle School White Students (1990-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.31 0.69
James A. Shanks Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
58%
52%
James A. Shanks Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
6%
James A. Shanks Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

Gadsden School District's student population of 6,012 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,550 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has declined by 17% over four years.
School District Name Gadsden School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
21
Number of Students Managed 6,012 8,489
Gadsden School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $61 MM n/a
Gadsden School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $59 MM n/a
Gadsden School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,550 n/a
Gadsden School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,355 n/a
Gadsden School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Drop Back In Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Carter Parramore Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is George W. Munroe Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • QuincyGeorge W. Munroe Elementary School
    Grades: PK-7 | 650 students
    0.4 miles
    1850 West King St
    QuincyFL 32351
    (850)875-8800
    0.4PK-7650
  • QuincyDrop Back In AcademyAlternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 77 students
    0.7 miles
    1046 4th St
    QuincyFL 32351
    (850)627-6030
    0.79-1277
  • QuincyGadsden Elementary Magnet SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: PK-8 | 198 students
    0.7 miles
    500 West King St
    QuincyFL 32351
    (850)627-7557
    0.7PK-8198
  • QuincyBold Step Infant Care Elementary School
    Grades: PK | 2 students
    1.1 miles
    631 South Stewart St
    QuincyFL 32351
    (850)627-6030
    1.1PK2
  • QuincyCarter Parramore AcademyAlternative School
    Grades: 4-12 | 175 students
    1.1 miles
    631 South Stewart St
    QuincyFL 32351
    (850)627-6030
    1.14-12175

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