Southwest Middle School

Southwest Middle School serves 929 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Southwest Middle School operates within the Polk School District.

Overview

The student population of 929 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 929 students
Southwest Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Southwest Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Southwest Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 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 15:1 15:1
Southwest Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Southwest Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
21%
28%
Southwest Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
21%
23%
Southwest Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
49%
43%
Southwest Middle School White (1988-2012)
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.
0.67 0.69
Southwest Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
65%
49%
Southwest Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
8%
8%
Southwest Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 106,398 students has grown by 12% over five years.
School District Name Polk School District
Number of Schools
Managed
160
20
Number of Students Managed 106,398 9,762
Polk School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $915 MM $138 MM
Polk School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $972 MM $159 MM
Polk School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,668 $13,793
Polk School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,270 $15,882
Polk 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 Lakeland Senior High School (2.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lakeland Montessori Middle School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Southwest Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lakeland Southwest Elementary School
    2650 Southwest Ave
    Lakeland , FL , 33803
    (863)499-2830
    0.3  mi  |  473  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Lakeland Cleveland Court Elementary School
    328 East Edgewood Dr
    Lakeland , FL , 33803
    (863)499-2929
    0.6  mi  |  416  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Lakeland Dixieland Elementary School
    416 West Ariana St
    Lakeland , FL , 33803
    (863)499-2930
    0.9  mi  |  417  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Lakeland Carlton Palmore Elementary School
    3725 Clevelnd Heights Blvd
    Lakeland , FL , 33803
    (863)648-3510
    1.5  mi  |  553  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Lakeland Rosabelle W. Blake Academy
    510 Hartsell Ave
    Lakeland , FL , 33815
    (863)499-2870
    1.7  mi  |  744  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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