Southwest Middle School



Southwest Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Southwest Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 314
7 301
8 303
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Southwest Middle School is a public elementary school located in Lakeland, FL in the Polk School District. It enrolls 918 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 14.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 918
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 62

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Southwest Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 461
(50%)
34,787
(48%)
 Male 457
(50%)
37,087
(52%)

Southwest Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 411
(45%)
31,934
(44%)
 Hispanic 232
(25%)
21,142
(29%)
 Black 216
(24%)
15,027
(21%)
 Two or More 44
(5%)
2,205
(3%)
 Asian 11
(1%)
1,103
(2%)
 American Indian 4
(0%)
376
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
87
(0%)

Southwest Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 579
(63%)
44,877
(62%)
 Not Eligible 260
(28%)
21,318
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 79
(9%)
5,679
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Southwest Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (71.7%) is slightly 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 Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 912
2006 941
2007 938
2008 856
2009 811
2010 921
2011 929
2012 918

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14
2006 14.7
2007 13.1
2008 11.5
2009 14.2
2010 15.9
2011 15.5
2012 14.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.55811403508772
2006 0.61424017003188
2007 0.35287846481876
2008 0.65771028037383
2009 0.72626387176326
2010 0.72312703583062
2011 0.73627556512379
2012 0.71677559912854

Compare Southwest Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,380.9% 13.8:1
 
1,480.0% 14.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 61.9%
 
This School 71.7%
 

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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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