Westwood Middle School

3520 Avenue J Nw
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Westwood Middle School serves 720 students in grades 6-8.
Westwood Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) 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 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Westwood Middle School's student population of 720 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students720 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

Westwood Middle 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 Westwood 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3207 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
42%
33%
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Black
28%
22%
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White
26%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.680.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Westwood Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2012-13 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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Westwood Middle School is New Beginnings High School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Cypress Junction Montessori (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Inwood Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Winter Haven Inwood Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 374 students
    1.0 miles
    2200 Avenue G Nw
    Winter Haven, FL 33880
    (863) 291-5369
    1 PK-5 374
  • Winter Haven Fred G. Garner Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 640 students
    1.2 miles
    2500 Havendale Blvd Nw
    Winter Haven, FL 33881
    (863) 965-5455
    1.2 PK-5 640
  • Auburndale East Area Adult School

    2.1 miles
    300 Bridgers Ave E
    Auburndale, FL 33823
    (863) 965-5475
    2.1 n/a n/a
  • Auburndale Auburndale Central Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 405 students
    2.3 miles
    320 Lemon St
    Auburndale, FL 33823
    (863) 965-5450
    2.3 PK-5 405
  • Winter Haven Cypress Junction Montessori Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 158 students
    2.3 miles
    220 5th St Sw
    Winter Haven, FL 33880
    (863) 332-2887
    2.3 PK-8 158

School Reviews

5  
Westwood Middle School is a pioneer in several programs for the district including Positive Behavior Support and CRISS trainings for teachers. The staff is involved in continuous professional development which enhances instruction and provides many opportunities for student progress. There is an abundance of communication throughout the staff and administrators where everyone's opinion is heard and valued. There is staff input in all school-wide decisions made. There are various tutoring and academic aides offered to students throughout the year as well as recreational extra curricula activities through our after school programs.
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