Westwood Middle School

  • Westwood Middle School serves 759 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.

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School Overview

  • Westwood Middle School's student population of 759 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students759 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Westwood Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Westwood Middle School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#3135 out of 3,601 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Westwood 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)
30%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Westwood 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 Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
44%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Westwood Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
29%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Westwood Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
24%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Westwood Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Westwood Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.670.46
This chart display the diversity score of Westwood Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Westwood Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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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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