George W. Jenkins Senior High School

6000 Lakeland Highlands Rd
Lakeland, FL 33813
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
George W. Jenkins Senior High School serves 2,338 students in grades 9-12.
George W. Jenkins Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (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 53% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

George W. Jenkins Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

George W. Jenkins Senior High School's student population of 2,338 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 113 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,338 students
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Total Classroom Teachers113 teachers
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School Comparison

George W. Jenkins Senior High 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 George W. Jenkins Senior High School is 0.63, 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
#2033 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
22%
33%
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Black
16%
22%
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White
55%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.630.70
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Graduation Rate
97%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
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 George W. Jenkins Senior High School is Polk State College Collegiate High School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lakeland Highlands Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Highlands Grove Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lakeland Highlands Grove Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 792 students
    1.0 miles
    4510 Lakeland Highlands Rd
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    (863) 648-3002
    1 PK-5 792
  • Lakeland Valleyview Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 725 students
    1.5 miles
    2900 State Rd 540a E
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    (863) 648-3535
    1.5 PK-5 725
  • Lakeland Lakeland Highlands Middle School Math: 58% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,226 student
    1.7 miles
    740 Lake Miriam Dr
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    (863) 648-3500
    1.7 6-8 1,226
  • Lakeland Scott Lake Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 838 students
    1.7 miles
    1140 County Road 540a E
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    (863) 648-3520
    1.7 PK-5 838
  • Lakeland Carlton Palmore Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 446 students
    2.4 miles
    3725 Clevelnd Hts Blvd
    Lakeland, FL 33803
    (863) 648-3510
    2.4 PK-5 446

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
3  
The choice Room takes kids out of class for the complete duration of class time.. It's unfortunate that teachers and deans feel the need to send the child away rather than educate them. Coaches yell and disrespect the children which is Disheartening, they're supposed to be an adult. In the choice room, there is a male teacher that gives racial undertones when kids don't want to clean up after other kids. If you send him the choice, they should not have to clean up. That's not what they're there for.
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5  
Excellent school with a great prinicipal and asst principal who really care about the students. Challenging curriculum and the opportunity to earn college credit free by enrolling in Polk State for dual enrollment. Private school education especially if taking the AP or honors courses, this school will enable your child to get scholarships. Also great extra curricular activities that enhance the high school experience
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