Howell L. Watkins Middle School

  • Howell L. Watkins Middle School serves 954 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Howell L. Watkins 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Howell L. Watkins Middle School's student population of 954 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students954 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Howell L. Watkins Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Howell L. Watkins Middle School is 0.42, 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 School Rank (16-17)#3115 out of 3650 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
57%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
33%
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Black
75%
22%
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White
8%
38%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.420.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalm Beach School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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