James S. Rickards Middle School
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).
James S. Rickards Middle School's student population of 869 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
James S. Rickards Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2883 out of 3628 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education
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