Southwest Elementary School



Southwest Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Southwest Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 19
K 68
1 86
2 69
3 65
4 66
5 84
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Southwest Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Lakeland, FL in the Polk School District. It enrolls 457 students in grades 1st through 12th. Southwest Elementary School is the 1,618th largest public school in Florida and the 25,734th largest nationally. It has 12.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 457
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 36
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 25,734th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Florida: 1,618th out of 2,297
Student/Teacher Rank in Florida: 440th out of 2,205
Full Time Teacher Rank in Florida: 1,463rd out of 2,205

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Southwest Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 233
(51%)
37,087
(52%)
 Female 224
(49%)
34,787
(48%)

Southwest Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 217
(47%)
31,934
(44%)
 Hispanic 110
(24%)
21,142
(29%)
 Black 91
(20%)
15,027
(21%)
 Two or More 27
(6%)
2,205
(3%)
 Asian 8
(2%)
1,103
(2%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
376
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
87
(0%)

Southwest Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 306
(67%)
44,877
(62%)
 Not Eligible 97
(21%)
21,318
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 54
(12%)
5,679
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,272 ranked schools in Florida, Southwest Elementary School is ranked 1,167th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Southwest Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (78.8%) is higher than the state average of 61.9%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Southwest Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 559
2006 475
2007 448
2008 471
2009 413
2010 460
2011 473
2012 457

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.3
2006 12.2
2007 12.1
2008 10.3
2009 10.9
2010 12.4
2011 12.8
2012 12.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.62075134168157
2006 0.66526315789474
2007 0.64285714285714
2008 0.73885350318471
2009 0.77966101694915
2010 0.76086956521739
2011 0.78012684989429
2012 0.78774617067834

Compare Southwest Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,270.0% 12.7:1
 
1,380.9% 13.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 61.9%
 
This School 78.8%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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