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
6 273
7 244
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Southwest Middle School is a public elementary school located in Albert Lea, MN in the Albert Lea Public School District. It enrolls 517 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 15.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 517
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 33.42

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Southwest Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 266
(51%)
1,145
(52%)
 Female 251
(49%)
1,071
(48%)

Southwest Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 363
(70%)
1,519
(69%)
 Hispanic 97
(19%)
469
(21%)
 Asian 22
(4%)
86
(4%)
 Two or More 18
(3%)
70
(3%)
 Black 16
(3%)
70
(3%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Southwest Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 275
(53%)
1,242
(56%)
 Not Eligible 242
(47%)
974
(44%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Southwest Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (53.2%) is higher than the state average of 40.5%. 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 567
2006 502
2007 447
2008 457
2009 454
2010 457
2011 477
2012 511
2013 477
2014 483
2015 517

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.4
2006 15.8
2007 14.5
2008 15.7
2009 16.6
2010 15.5
2011 14.8
2012 14.3
2013 13.9
2014 14.2
2015 15.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.38447971781305
2006 0.39243027888446
2007 0.40492170022371
2008 0.40481400437637
2009 0.4295154185022
2010 0.43763676148796
2011 0.49475890985325
2012 0.48336594911937
2013 0.50943396226415
2014 0.55072463768116
2015 0.53191489361702

Compare Southwest Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,460.2% 14.6:1
 
1,550.0% 15.5:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.5%
 
This School 53.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Southwest Middle School
Albert Lea, MN
Public 06 - 07 517 15.5:1  
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Public KG - 05 389 14:1 3 miles
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Public PK - 06 132 11.5:1 8 miles
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Public PK - 06 256 12.5:1 10 miles
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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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