James S. Rickards Middle School

  • James S. Rickards Middle School serves 991 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the FL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.
  • James S. Rickards Middle School operates within the Broward School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 991 students has grown by 21% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 991 students
James S. Rickards Middle School Total Students (1995-2015)
Gender % James S. Rickards Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
James S. Rickards Middle School Total Teachers (1995-2015)
Students by Grade James S. Rickards Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 16:1
James S. Rickards Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2014)
Asian
1%
3%
James S. Rickards Middle School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
45%
31%
James S. Rickards Middle School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
27%
23%
James S. Rickards Middle School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
25%
40%
James S. Rickards Middle School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
James S. Rickards Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
3%
James S. Rickards Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.67 0.46
James S. Rickards Middle School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
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.
n/a n/a
James S. Rickards Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
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 n/a
James S. Rickards Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Broward School District's student population of 264,998 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,849 in this district is less than the state average of $11,664. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,109 is less than the state average of $11,759. The district spending/student has declined by 17% over four years.
School District Name Broward School District
Number of Schools
Managed
347
22
Number of Students Managed 264,998 10,184
Broward School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $2,303 MM $119 MM
Broward School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $2,370 MM $120 MM
Broward School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $8,849 $11,664
Broward School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $9,109 $11,759
Broward School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

 All Schools  High Schools High Schools  Middle Schools Middle Schools  Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  Preschools Preschools  Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort LauderdaleNortheast High SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1888 students
    0.4 miles
    700 Ne 56th St
    Fort LauderdaleFL 33334
    (754)322-1550
    0.49-121888
  • Fort LauderdaleNorth Andrews Gardens Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 878 students
    0.6 miles
    345 Ne 56th St
    Fort LauderdaleFL 33334
    (754)322-7300
    0.6PK-5878
  • Fort LauderdaleFloranada Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 755 students
    0.8 miles
    5251 Ne 14th Way
    Fort LauderdaleFL 33334
    (754)322-6350
    0.8PK-5755
  • Pompano BeachCypress Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 913 students
    1.3 miles
    851 Sw 3rd Ave
    Pompano BeachFL 33060
    (754)322-6050
    1.3PK-5913
  • Pompano BeachPompano Beach Middle SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1022 students
    1.5 miles
    310 Ne 6th St
    Pompano BeachFL 33060
    (754)322-4200
    1.56-81022

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
April 22, 2017
Police departments on public school campuses have played a major role in reducing violent crime and the speed limit. Unfortunately, they are also fighting an uphill battle against budget cuts.
April 22, 2017
Which states have the most diverse public schools? We analyze our data to find how much diversity truly exists on public school campuses. Learn about the varying levels of school diversity in regions around the nation, as well as the benefits derived from ethnic diversity in schools.
April 21, 2017
Children are reading less and less in this country, and the effects of that are showing in their performance in school. However, there are a variety of ways parents can encourage their children to read – and hopefully to love reading!