Walter C. Young Middle School

  • Walter C. Young Middle School serves 1,130 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 66% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Walter C. Young 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 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

Top Placements

Walter C. Young Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Walter C. Young Middle School's student population of 1,130 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,130 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Walter C. Young Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Walter C. Young Middle School is 0.66, 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 School Rank (16-17)#962 out of 3650 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Walter C. Young Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Walter C. Young Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
49%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Walter C. Young Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
28%
22%
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White
17%
38%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Walter C. Young Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.660.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Walter C. Young Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBroward School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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I recently visited Walter Young Middle while back in Davie for a visit. It was such a wonderful surprise to see that the logos I had painted on the walls were still there. I painted them before the opening of the school. I became good friends with James Dobson in those days, and became assistant to Jim Davidson during those early days. What a nice surprise! Took me back in time! So happy to see that the school is still there and doing well! Brought back many great memories and touched my heart!
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