Southwood Middle School

  • Southwood Middle School serves 1,425 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (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 70% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Southwood Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Southwood Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Southwood Middle School's student population of 1,425 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,425 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwood Middle School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Southwood Middle School is 0.60, 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#729 out of 3633 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
58%
33%
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Black
18%
22%
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White
19%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.600.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDade School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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