Palm Harbor Middle School

Palm Harbor Middle School serves 1,465 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Palm Harbor Middle School operates within the Pinellas School District.

Overview

The student population of 1465 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,465 students
Palm Harbor Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Palm Harbor Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Palm Harbor Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Palm Harbor Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
3%
3%
Palm Harbor Middle School Asian Students (1992-2013)
Hispanic
11%
28%
Palm Harbor Middle School Black Students (1990-2013)
Black
3%
23%
Palm Harbor Middle School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
80%
42%
Palm Harbor Middle School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Palm Harbor Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Palm Harbor Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.35 0.45
Palm Harbor Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
26%
51%
Palm Harbor Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
5%
7%
Palm Harbor Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 118,281 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,072 is less than the state average of $13,793. The district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,874 is less than the state average of $15,882. The district spending/student has grown by 30% over four years.
School District Name Pinellas School District
Number of Schools
Managed
175
22
Number of Students Managed 118,281 9,797
Pinellas School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $1,068 MM $138 MM
Pinellas School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,153 MM $159 MM
Pinellas School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,072 $13,793
Pinellas School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,874 $15,882
Pinellas School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Palm Harbor University High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Joseph L. Carwise Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ozona Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palm HarborOzona Elementary School
    601 Tampa Rd
    Palm HarborFL 34683
    (727)724-1589
    1.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 726 students                      
  • Palm HarborPalm Harbor Community School
    1900 Omaha St
    Palm HarborFL 34683
    (727)669-1140
    1.3 mi | Gr.  | n/a students                      
  • Palm HarborPalm Harbor University High School
    Magnet School
    1 Negative Reviews
    1900 Omaha St
    Palm HarborFL 34683
    (727)669-1131
    Magnet School

    1.3 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 2477 students                      
  • Palm HarborPlato Academy North K-8 Charter School
    Charter School
    1601 Curlew Rd
    Palm HarborFL 34683
    (727)286-6249
    Charter School

    1.3 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 320 students                      
  • Palm HarborLake St. George Elementary School
    2855 County Rd 95
    Palm HarborFL 34684
    (727)669-1161
    1.6 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 587 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 09, 2010 - I went to Palm harbor middle back in 1997-1999, I tutored as Mrs Karow's T.A. for 6th period from 1999-2003. I was an honoroll student and even made deans list by 8th grade. If it wasnt for the great teachers here I would of dropped out. My Elm years were troubling with my learning disability. The teachers here do care if your kids are willing to learn. This school is well maintained and has high FCAT scores. I plan on returning to tutor again in math for 6th-8th graders. The work load depends on the teacher, and they are preparing students for highschool. Highschool is much harder then middle school and your child will have a much greater workload. HomeWork is important, and very neccesary for students to learn quickly. Use Flash cards! Guaranteed A in vocabulary, and helps in all classes for studying and math. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended March 15, 2010 - Special needs are not well taken care of. It has been a disappointing experience. - Posted by Parent

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