Denison Middle School

400 Avenue A Se
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Denison Middle School serves 848 students in grades 6-8.
Denison 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (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 33% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Denison Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Denison Middle School's student population of 848 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students848 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

Denison 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 Denison Middle School is 0.69, 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
#3229 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
32%
33%
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Black
34%
22%
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White
31%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.690.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
4%
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 Denison Middle School is Winter Haven Senior High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Cypress Junction Montessori (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wahneta Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Winter Haven Wahneta Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 439 students
    0.1 miles
    205 4th St E
    Winter Haven, FL 33880
    (863) 291-5392
    0.1 PK-5 439
  • Winter Haven Frank E. Brigham Academy Magnet School
    Math: 79% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 545 students
    0.3 miles
    601 Avenue C Se
    Winter Haven, FL 33880
    (863) 291-5300
    0.3 PK-5 545
  • Winter Haven Winter Haven Senior High School Math: 32% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,250 students
    0.5 miles
    600 6th St Se
    Winter Haven, FL 33880
    (863) 291-5330
    0.5 9-12 2,250
  • Winter Haven Cypress Junction Montessori Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 158 students
    0.8 miles
    220 5th St Sw
    Winter Haven, FL 33880
    (863) 332-2887
    0.8 PK-8 158
  • Winter Haven Chain Of Lakes Collegiate High School Charter School
    Grades: 11-12 | 305 students
    0.9 miles
    999 Avenue H Ne
    Winter Haven, FL 33881
    (863) 298-6800
    0.9 11-12 305

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