James S. Rickards Middle School

6000 Ne 9th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
James S. Rickards Middle School serves 810 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 810 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Overview

James S. Rickards Middle School's student population of 810 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
810 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

James S. Rickards Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of James S. Rickards Middle School is 0.58, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3350 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
59%
36%
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Black
25%
21%
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White
13%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is James S. Rickards Middle School's ranking?
James S. Rickards Middle School is ranked #3350 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are James S. Rickards Middle School often compared to?
James S. Rickards Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Sunrise Middle School, Pompano Beach Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 31% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend James S. Rickards Middle School?
810 students attend James S. Rickards Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of James S. Rickards Middle School students are Hispanic, 25% of students are Black, 13% of students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of James S. Rickards Middle School?
James S. Rickards Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is equal to the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does James S. Rickards Middle School offer ?
James S. Rickards Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is James S. Rickards Middle School part of?
James S. Rickards Middle School is part of Broward School District.

School Calendar

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Date
Schools Closed / Spring Break
March 25, 2024 (Monday)
Schools Closed / Spring Break
March 26, 2024 (Tuesday)
Schools Closed / Spring Break
March 27, 2024 (Wednesday)
Schools Closed / Spring Break
March 28, 2024 (Thursday)
Schools Closed
April 10, 2024 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 810 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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