Southwest Middle School

Southwest Middle School serves 1,023 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Southwest Middle School operates within the Brevard School District.

Overview

The student population of 1023 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 1,023 students
Southwest Middle School Total Students (1989-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
Southwest Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1989-2012)
Students by Grade Southwest 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 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.90. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Southwest Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1989-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Southwest Middle School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
17%
28%
Southwest Middle School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
19%
23%
Southwest Middle School Black (1989-2012)
White
52%
43%
Southwest Middle School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Southwest Middle School Sch Ethnicity Southwest 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.
0.66 0.90
Southwest Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
48%
49%
Southwest Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
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.
10%
8%
Southwest Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 78,466 students has grown by 7% over five years.
School District Name Brevard School District
Number of Schools
Managed
112
23
Number of Students Managed 78,466 9,989
Brevard School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $676 MM $138 MM
District Spending $797 MM $159 MM
Brevard School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,244 $13,793
Brevard School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,909 $15,882
Brevard 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 Bayside High School (3.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Riverdale Country Day School (4.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is John F. Turner, Senior Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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