Southwest Middle School

Southwest Middle School serves 899 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the FL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Southwest Middle School operates within the Polk School District.

School Overview

The student population of 899 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 899 students
Southwest Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Southwest Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Southwest Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Southwest Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Southwest Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
3%
Southwest Middle School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
25%
30%
Southwest Middle School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
26%
23%
Southwest Middle School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
44%
41%
Southwest Middle School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Southwest Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Southwest 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.
0.68 0.46
Southwest Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
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.
60%
52%
Southwest Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
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.
7%
6%
Southwest Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 97,953 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,676 is less than the state average of $11,888. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,967 is less than the state average of $12,571. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Polk School District
Number of Schools
Managed
171
22
Number of Students Managed 97,953 10,137
Polk School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $915 MM $132 MM
Polk School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $942 MM $140 MM
Polk School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,676 $11,888
Polk School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,967 $12,571
Polk School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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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  • LakelandSouthwest Elementary School
    0.3 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 429 students2650 Southwest Ave
    LakelandFL 33803
    (863)499-2830
    0.3PK-5429
  • LakelandCleveland Court Elementary School
    0.6 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 383 students328 Edgewood Dr East
    LakelandFL 33803
    (863)499-2929
    0.6KG-5383
  • LakelandDixieland Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 468 students416 Ariana St
    LakelandFL 33803
    (863)499-2930
    0.9PK-5468
  • LakelandCarlton Palmore Elementary School
    1.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 527 students3725 Clevelnd Hts Blvd
    LakelandFL 33803
    (863)648-3510
    1.5PK-5527
  • LakelandRosabelle W. Blake Academy
    1.7 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 734 students510 Hartsell Ave
    LakelandFL 33815
    (863)499-2870
    1.7PK-8734

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