Southwest Elementary School

  • Southwest Elementary School serves 430 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is approximately equal to the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Southwest Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) 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 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Southwest Elementary School's student population of 430 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students430 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwest Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Southwest Elementary School is 0.70, which is equal to 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#2097 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
28%
33%
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Black
26%
22%
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White
40%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southwest Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.700.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southwest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePolk School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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