Southwest Middle School

451 Eldron Blvd Se
Palm Bay, FL 32909
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 940 students in grades 7-8, Southwest Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 48%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 940 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • : Bottom 50% in FL
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Southwest Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

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School Overview

Southwest Middle School's student population of 940 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
940 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Southwest Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Southwest Middle School is 0.68, 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)
#2406 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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40%
48%
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39%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
20%
36%
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Black
24%
21%
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White
47%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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0.68
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
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 Southwest Middle School's ranking?
Southwest Middle School is ranked #2406 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Southwest Middle School often compared to?
Southwest Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Central Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Southwest Middle School?
940 students attend Southwest Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Southwest Middle School students are White, 24% of students are Black, 20% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Southwest Middle School?
Southwest Middle School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Southwest Middle School offer ?
Southwest Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Southwest Middle School part of?
Southwest Middle School is part of Brevard School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 940 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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