Jennings Middle School

8799 Williams Rd,

Seffner, FL, 33584-2652

Tel: (813)740-4575
Grades: 6-8

925 students

Jennings Middle School serves 925 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Jennings Middle School operates within the Hillsborough School District.

Overview

The student population of 925 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 925 students
Jennings Middle School Total Students (2004-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
Jennings Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Jennings Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is equal to 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 15:1
Jennings Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Jennings Middle School Asian (2004-2012)
Hispanic
23%
28%
Jennings Middle School Hispanic (2004-2012)
Black
44%
23%
Jennings Middle School Black (2004-2012)
White
26%
43%
Jennings Middle School White (2004-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Jennings Middle School Sch Ethnicity Jennings Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.69 0.69
Jennings Middle School Diversity Score (2004-2012)
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.
78%
49%
Jennings Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2012)
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.
9%
8%
Jennings Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 201,942 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Hillsborough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
294
20
Number of Students Managed 201,942 9,762
Hillsborough School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $1,906 MM $138 MM
Hillsborough School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,095 MM $159 MM
Hillsborough School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,926 $13,793
Hillsborough School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,910 $15,882
Hillsborough School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Acts High School (1.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Terrace Community Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Folsom Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Thonotosassa Folsom Elementary School
    9855 Harney Rd
    Thonotosassa , FL , 33592
    (813)987-6755
    1.3  mi  |  523  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Thonotosassa Acts High School
    Alternative School
    11309 Tom Folsom Rd
    Thonotosassa , FL , 33592
    (813)651-2166
    Alternative School
    1.5  mi  |  17  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Thonotosassa Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Terrace Community Middle School
    Charter School
    11734 Jefferson Rd
    Thonotosassa , FL , 33592
    (813)987-6555
    Charter School
    1.7  mi  |  660  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Thonotosassa Thonotosassa Elementary School
    10050 Skew Lee Rd
    Thonotosassa , FL , 33592
    (813)987-6987
    1.9  mi  |  432  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Temple Terrace Lewis Elementary School
    6700 East Whiteway Dr
    Temple Terrace , FL , 33617
    (813)987-6947
    2.6  mi  |  746  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 09, 2010 - This school is a joke. They say they need more communication with parents, but they never call you back or email back. The busses are even worse, my child has been left at the side of the road in an area of town that we do not live. She has been left at school because transportation did not have enough room on the bus. Avoid this back woods mismanaged school. Your kids will be smarter for it...... - Posted by Parent

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