PROFICIENCY 38% 23% lower than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #86 of 163 in POLK
  • Ranked #30 of 44 in Lakeland
  • Ranked #2719 of 4322 in Florida
Proficiency Averages
44%POLK
50%Lakeland
49%Florida

Southwest Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "POLK" in Lakeland, FL. There are a total of 852 students and 52 teachers at Southwest Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 533 free lunch students and 29 reduced lunch students.

Southwest Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 38.0%, which is 23% lower than than the Florida average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students852
Teachers52
Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch533
Reduced lunch29

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Southwest Middle School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All32%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
625-29%
735-39%
831%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All44%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
640-44%
735-39%
850-54%
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Southwest Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictFloridaNational
Caucasian 43.4% 44.2% 40.9% 51.1%
African American 25.1% 21.1% 22.8% 15.9%
Asian 1.4% 1.6% 2.6% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 24.4% 29.4% 30.0% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.8% 0.6% 0.4% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.8% 3.0% 3.2% 3.1%

Lakeland demographics profile

StatisticLakelandFloridaNational
Population99,94219,361,792314,107,084
Population density (sq mi)1,52335191
Median age40.341.237.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%54%55%
Speak English86%72%79%
Speak Spanish11%20%13%

Education level achieved in Lakeland

IndexLakelandFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade84.0%83.4%83.8%
Completed high school82.8%82.2%82.4%
Completed some college53.1%56.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree33.1%35.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors24.7%26.8%29.3%
Completed masters8.3%9.6%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.1%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.1%1.3%
Source: The Southwest Middle School data displayed above is derived from the National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.