Bartow Middle School

3.80 5 1 (5 reviews)
550 Clower St E
Bartow, FL 33830
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Bartow Middle School serves 869 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Bartow Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Bartow Middle School's student population of 869 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students869 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

Bartow Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Bartow Middle School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3140 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
26%
33%
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Black
24%
22%
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White
47%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.660.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePolk School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bartow Middle School is Hospital Homebound (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Compass Middle Charter School (0.0 miles away)
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School Reviews

  3.80 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
This School is becoming a great place it''s very fun and gives us the chance to express ourselves.
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5  
A lot of great changes happening at Bartow Middle School. Nice parent and student events, staff and teachers that are helpful and care about my child succeeding. They have a great music program, agriculture, and pre-med classes. I am encouraged that our future students have a nice school to go to.
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2  
no one would ever shut up long enough for the teachers to teach and most of the teacher stopped caring and there was so much swearing and fighting as well as smoking it was terrible.
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5  
i think this school is great. I mean it don't have a good grade. but they teach like any other schools. I like it. people cant just judge from a school grade.
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2  
THIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED IN MY LIFE. IF YOU HAVE A CHOICE ...DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE. I HAVE NOT HAD EVEN ONE GOOD EXPERIENCE SINCE MY CHILD HAS ATTENDED THIS 'SCHOOL'...IT IS BAD FROM THE PRINCIPAL TO THE STUDENTS. HOW CAN SUCH A PLACE AND 'PEOPLE' EXIST?
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