James A. Shanks Middle School

  • James A. Shanks Middle School serves 534 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the FL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 60%.
  • James A. Shanks Middle School operates within the Gadsden School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 534 students has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students534 students
James A. Shanks Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %James A. Shanks Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
James A. Shanks Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeJames A. Shanks Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
James A. Shanks Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
n/a
3%
James A. Shanks Middle School Asian Students (2010-2011)
Hispanic
20%
31%
James A. Shanks Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
79%
23%
James A. Shanks Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
1%
40%
James A. Shanks Middle School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
n/a
3%
James A. Shanks Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic GroupsJames A. Shanks Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownFL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.340.70
James A. Shanks Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
73%
53%
James A. Shanks Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2015)
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.
n/a
5%
James A. Shanks Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

  • Gadsden School District's student population of 5,857 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,954 in this district is less than the state average of $11,888. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,750 is less than the state average of $12,571. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District NameGadsden School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
22
Number of Students Managed5,85710,184
Gadsden School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$61 MM$132 MM
Gadsden School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$59 MM$140 MM
Gadsden School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,954$11,888
Gadsden School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$9,750$12,571
Gadsden School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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