Southwest Middle School

Southwest Middle School serves 918 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Southwest Middle School operates within the Polk School District.

Overview

The student population of 918 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 918 students
Southwest Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Southwest Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
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 0.68 is more 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 15:1 15:1
Southwest Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
3%
Southwest Middle School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
26%
28%
Southwest Middle School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
24%
23%
Southwest Middle School Black (1988-2013)
White
45%
42%
Southwest Middle School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
4%
3%
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.
0.68 0.45
Southwest 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.
63%
51%
Southwest 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.
8%
7%
Southwest Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 107,343 students has grown by 13% over five years.
School District Name Polk School District
Number of Schools
Managed
172
22
Number of Students Managed 107,343 9,797
Polk School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $915 MM $138 MM
District Spending $972 MM $159 MM
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: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Kathleen Step Up Academy (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lakeland Montessori Middle School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Southwest Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • LakelandSouthwest Elementary School
    2650 Southwest Ave
    LakelandFL 33803
    (863)499-2830
    0.3 mi | 457 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • LakelandCleveland Court Elementary School
    328 Edgewood Dr East
    LakelandFL 33803
    (863)499-2929
    0.6 mi | 405 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • LakelandDixieland Elementary School
    416 Ariana St
    LakelandFL 33803
    (863)499-2930
    1 mi | 464 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • LakelandCarlton Palmore Elementary School
    3725 Clevelnd Hts Blvd
    LakelandFL 33803
    (863)648-3510
    1.5 mi | 587 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • LakelandRosabelle W. Blake Academy
    510 Hartsell Ave
    LakelandFL 33815
    (863)499-2870
    1.8 mi | 721 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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