Southwest Middle School

  • Southwest Middle School serves 852 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the FL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.
  • Southwest Middle School operates within the Polk School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 852 students has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 852 students
Southwest Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Southwest Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 52 teachers
Southwest Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Southwest Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Southwest Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
1%
3%
Southwest Middle School Asian Students (1990-2015)
Hispanic
26%
31%
Southwest Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
23%
23%
Southwest Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
46%
40%
Southwest Middle School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Southwest Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Southwest Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Southwest Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.67 0.46
Southwest Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
62%
53%
Southwest Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
5%
Southwest Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Polk School District's student population of 99,723 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,120 in this district is less than the state average of $12,021. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,001 is less than the state average of $12,230. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four years.
School District Name Polk School District
Number of Schools
Managed
162
22
Number of Students Managed 99,723 10,184
Polk School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $893 MM $122 MM
Polk School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $882 MM $125 MM
Polk School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,120 $12,021
Polk School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,001 $12,230
Polk School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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