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 5% 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 stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 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 16:1 16:1
Southwest Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
1%
3%
Southwest Middle School Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
25%
30%
Southwest Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
26%
23%
Southwest Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
44%
41%
Southwest Middle School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Southwest Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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 0.69
Southwest Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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 (1989-2014)
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 (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Polk School District's student population of 97,953 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,676 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Polk School District
Number of Schools
Managed
171
23
Number of Students Managed 97,953 8,489
Polk School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $915 MM n/a
Polk School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $942 MM n/a
Polk School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,676 n/a
Polk School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,967 n/a
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
    Grades: PK-5 | 429 students
    0.3 miles
    2650 Southwest Ave
    LakelandFL 33803
    (863)499-2830
    0.3PK-5429
  • LakelandCleveland Court Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 383 students
    0.6 miles
    328 Edgewood Dr East
    LakelandFL 33803
    (863)499-2929
    0.6KG-5383
  • LakelandDixieland Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 468 students
    0.9 miles
    416 Ariana St
    LakelandFL 33803
    (863)499-2930
    0.9PK-5468
  • LakelandCarlton Palmore Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 527 students
    1.5 miles
    3725 Clevelnd Hts Blvd
    LakelandFL 33803
    (863)648-3510
    1.5PK-5527
  • LakelandRosabelle W. Blake Academy
    Grades: PK-8 | 734 students
    1.7 miles
    510 Hartsell Ave
    LakelandFL 33815
    (863)499-2870
    1.7PK-8734

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