James W. Sikes Elementary School

2727 Shepherd Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
James W. Sikes Elementary School serves 592 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
James W. Sikes Elementary 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 39% (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 41% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 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 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 592 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

James W. Sikes Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

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School Overview

James W. Sikes Elementary School's student population of 592 students has declined by 31% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
592 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

James W. Sikes Elementary 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 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2339 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
32%
36%
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Black
14%
21%
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White
49%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
3%
4%
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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 W. Sikes Elementary School's ranking?
James W. Sikes Elementary School is ranked #2339 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend James W. Sikes Elementary School?
592 students attend James W. Sikes Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
49% of James W. Sikes Elementary School students are White, 32% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of James W. Sikes Elementary School?
James W. Sikes Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does James W. Sikes Elementary School offer ?
James W. Sikes Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is James W. Sikes Elementary School part of?
James W. Sikes Elementary School is part of Polk School District.

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 592 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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