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 (1993-2015)
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)
All Ethnic Groups James S. Rickards Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown FL 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.
0.67 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.
75%
53%
James S. Rickards Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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.
6%
5%
James S. Rickards Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Broward School District's student population of 264,998 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,269 in this district is less than the state average of $12,021. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,551 is less than the state average of $12,230. The district spending/student has declined by 19% over four years.
School District Name Broward School District
Number of Schools
Managed
346
22
Number of Students Managed 264,998 10,184
Broward School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $2,435 MM $122 MM
Broward School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $2,509 MM $125 MM
Broward School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,269 $12,021
Broward School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,551 $12,230
Broward School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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