James W. Sikes Elementary School

2727 Shepherd Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
James W. Sikes Elementary School serves 860 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
James W. Sikes Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

James W. Sikes Elementary School's student population of 860 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students860 students
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Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
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School Comparison

James W. Sikes Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 W. Sikes Elementary School is 0.64, 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
#1422 out of 3633 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
33%
33%
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Black
13%
22%
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White
49%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.640.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePolk School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to James W. Sikes Elementary School is Mulberry Senior High School (4.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mulberry Middle School (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is R. Bruce Wagner Elementary School (1.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lakeland R. Bruce Wagner Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 807 students
    1.8 miles
    5500 Yates Rd
    Lakeland, FL 33811
    (863) 701-1450
    1.8 PK-5 807
  • Lakeland Medulla Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 681 students
    3.3 miles
    850 Schoolhouse Rd
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    (863) 648-3515
    3.3 PK-5 681
  • Mulberry Mulberry Middle School Math: 48% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,160 student
    3.4 miles
    500 Dr Mlk Jr Ave Se
    Mulberry, FL 33860
    (863) 701-1066
    3.4 6-8 1,160
  • Mulberry Kingsford Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 622 students
    4.0 miles
    1400 Dean St
    Mulberry, FL 33860
    (863) 701-1054
    4 PK-5 622
  • Mulberry Purcell Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 493 students
    4.0 miles
    305 1st Ave Ne
    Mulberry, FL 33860
    (863) 701-1061
    4 PK-5 493

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