Lake Gibson Middle School

Lake Gibson Middle School serves 1,225 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Lake Gibson Middle School operates within the Polk School District.

Overview

The student population of 1225 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,225 students
Lake Gibson Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Lake Gibson Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Lake Gibson Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 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 18:1 15:1
Lake Gibson Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Lake Gibson Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
20%
28%
Lake Gibson Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
19%
23%
Lake Gibson Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
54%
43%
Lake Gibson Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.63 0.90
Lake Gibson 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.
59%
49%
Lake Gibson 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.
11%
8%
Lake Gibson 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 9,122
Polk School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $915 MM n/a
Polk School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $972 MM n/a
Polk School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,668 $0
Polk School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,270 $0
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 Lake Gibson Senior High School (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Sleepy Hill Middle School (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Edgar L. Padgett Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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