James S. Rickards Middle School

6000 Ne 9th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
James S. Rickards Middle School serves 869 students in grades 6-8.
James S. Rickards 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 44% (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 39% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) 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 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

James S. Rickards Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

James S. Rickards Middle School's student population of 869 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students869 students
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Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
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School Comparison

James S. Rickards 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 James S. Rickards 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
#2766 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
48%
33%
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Black
30%
22%
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White
17%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.660.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBroward School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to James S. Rickards Middle School is Northeast High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Creekside Charter Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Collier Charter Academy (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Naples Collier Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 54% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 495 students
    0.3 miles
    12101 Immokalee Rd
    Naples, FL 34120
    (239) 330-3810
    0.3 K-6 495
  • Fort Lauderdale Creekside Charter Academy Charter School
    Grades: K-8
    0.3 miles
    800 Corporate Dr Ste 124
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
    (813) 272-4000
    0.3 K-8 n/a
  • Fort Lauderdale Pasco Charter Academy Charter School
    Grades: K-6
    0.3 miles
    800 Corporate Dr
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
    (813) 794-2000
    0.3 K-6 n/a
  • Apollo Beach Waterset Charter School Charter School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 796 students
    0.3 miles
    6540 Knowledge Ln
    Apollo Beach, FL 33572
    (813) 602-0622
    0.3 K-8 796
  • Fort Lauderdale Northeast High School Magnet School
    Math: 26% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,774 student
    0.4 miles
    700 Ne 56th St
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
    (754) 322-1550
    0.4 9-12 1,774

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