James S. Rickards Middle School

James S. Rickards Middle School serves 813 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
James S. Rickards Middle School operates within the Broward School District.

Overview

The student population of 813 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 813 students
James S. Rickards Middle School Total Students (1992-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
James S. Rickards Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1992-2012)
Students by Grade James S. Rickards Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 16:1 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 19:1 15:1
James S. Rickards Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1992-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
James S. Rickards Middle School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
42%
28%
James S. Rickards Middle School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
23%
23%
James S. Rickards Middle School Black (1992-2012)
White
30%
43%
James S. Rickards Middle School White (1992-2012)
All Ethnic Groups James S. Rickards Middle School Sch Ethnicity James S. Rickards 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
James S. Rickards Middle School Diversity Score (1992-2012)
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.
67%
49%
James S. Rickards Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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%
James S. Rickards Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 261,699 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Broward School District
Number of Schools
Managed
325
20
Number of Students Managed 261,699 9,762
District Total Revenue $2,513 MM $138 MM
Broward School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $3,032 MM $159 MM
Broward School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,804 $13,793
Broward School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,826 $15,882
Broward 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 Northeast High School (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Pompano Beach Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is North Andrews Gardens Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Oakland Park Northeast High School
    Magnet School
    700 Ne 56th St
    Oakland Park , FL , 33334
    (754)322-1550
    Magnet School
    0.4  mi  |  2146  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Fort Lauderdale North Andrews Gardens Elementary School
    Magnet School
    345 Ne 56th St
    Fort Lauderdale , FL , 33334
    (754)322-7300
    Magnet School
    0.6  mi  |  833  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Fort Lauderdale Floranada Elementary School
    5251 Ne 14th Way
    Fort Lauderdale , FL , 33334
    (754)322-6350
    0.8  mi  |  741  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Pompano Beach Cypress Elementary School
    851 Sw 3rd Ave
    Pompano Beach , FL , 33060
    (754)322-6050
    1.3  mi  |  814  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Middle School
    Magnet School
    310 Ne 6th St
    Pompano Beach , FL , 33060
    (754)322-4200
    Magnet School
    1.5  mi  |  1086  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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